But we, brethren, having been bereft of you for a short season, in presence, not in heart, endeavored the more exceedingly to see your face, with great desire.
For I, verily, being absent in the body, but present in the Spirit, have already, as if present, judged him who so wrought this;
And He said to them, "With desire I desired to eat this passover with you before I suffer:
But the brethren straightway sent away both Paul and Silas by night to Beraea; who, indeed, having arrived, went into the synagogue of the Jews.
And I do not wish you to be ignorant, brethren, that oftentimes I purposed to come to you (and was hindered hitherto), that I might have some fruit in you also, even as in the rest of the gentiles.
but now, having no longer any place in these regions; and, having a desire for many years to come to you,
But if it be to live in flesh, this is to me a fruit of labor; and what I shall choose I know not;
But, Timothy having just now come to us from you, and having brought us good tidings of your faith and love, and that ye have good remembrance of us at all times, longing to see us, as we also to see you??7 for this reason, brethren, we were comforted over you, in all our tribulation and distress, through your faith;
night and day praying exceedingly that we may see your face, and perfect the deficiencies in your faith?