Now, we, brethren, having been bereaved away from you, for the season of an hour, - in presence, not in heart, gave more abundant diligence, your face, to behold, with much longing;
For, I, indeed, - being absent in the body, but present in the spirit, have already judged, as present, him who, thus, this thing hath perpetrated: -
For, though, indeed, in the flesh, I am absent, yet, in the spirit, with you, I am - rejoicing, and beholding your order and the solid firmness of your Christ-ward faith.
But, now, though thou, didst even take thy journey, because thou, didst sorely long, for the house of thy father,, wherefore didst thou steal away my gods?
And Israel said, Enough! Joseph my son is, yet alive, I must go and see him before I die!
And Israel said unto Joseph, To see thine own face, had I not thought, - and lo! God hath caused me to see even thy seed!
And the spirit of the king pined to go forth unto Absolom, - for he had consoled himself over Amnon, in that he was dead.
Then he said unto him - My heart, had not gone with thee, when someone turned again from off his chariot, to meet thee! Is it a time to accept silver, or to accept raiment, or oliveyards, or vineyards, or flocks or herds, or men-servants, or maid-servants?
O God, my GOD, thou art, Earnestly do I desire thee, - My soul thirsteth for thee, My flesh fainteth for thee, In a land - dry, and weary for want of water, -
And he said unto them - I have greatly desired, to eat, this passover, with you before I suffer;
But, the brethren, straightway, during the night, sent away both Paul and Silas unto Beroea, who, indeed, arriving, unto the synagogue of the Jews, went off;
I do not wish however that ye should be ignorant, brethren, that, many times, have I purposed to come unto you, but have been hindered, until the present, - in order that, some fruit, I might have among you also, even as among the other nations,
But, now, no longer having place in these regions, and having had, a longing, to come unto you a good many years, -
But, if living in flesh, is Christ , this, unto me, is a fruit of work, - and, what I shall choose, I make not known:
But, when, just now, Timothy came unto us, from you, and brought us good tidings of your faith and love, - and that ye have good remembrance of us, continually, longing to see, us, - even as, we also, to see you,
Night and day, making very abundant entreaties, that we may see your face, and fit in the things which are lacking in your faith?