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But we, brethren, being taken from you for a short time in presence, not in heart, endeavoured the more abundantly to see your face with great desire.
2 Kings 5:26
Then he said to him, “Did not my heart go with you, when the man turned from his chariot to meet you?
Is it a time to receive money and to receive clothes and olive groves and vineyards and sheep and oxen and male and female servants?
The brethren immediately sent Paul and Silas away by night to Berea, and when they arrived, they went into the synagogue of the Jews.
1 Corinthians 5:3
For I, on my part, though
absent in body but present in spirit, have already judged him who has so committed this, as though I were present.
For even though I am
absent in body, nevertheless I am with you in spirit, rejoicing to see your good discipline and the stability of your faith in Christ.
1 Thessalonians 3:6
But now that
Timothy has come to us from you, and has brought us good news of your faith and love, and that you always think kindly of us, longing to see us just as we also long to see you,
Now you have indeed gone away because you longed greatly for your father’s house; but why did you steal
Then Israel said, “It is enough; my son Joseph is still alive. I will go and see him before I die.”
Israel said to Joseph, “I never
expected to see your face, and behold, God has let me see your children as well.”
2 Samuel 13:39
The heart of King David longed to go out to Absalom; for
he was comforted concerning Amnon, since he was dead.
A Psalm of David,
when he was in the wilderness of Judah.
You are my God; I shall seek You earnestly;
thirsts for You, my flesh yearns for You,
dry and weary land where there is no water.
And He said to them,
“I have earnestly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer;
I do not want you to be unaware, brethren, that often I have planned to come to you (and have been prevented so far) so that I may obtain some fruit among you also, even as among the rest of the Gentiles.
but now, with no further place for me in these regions, and since I
have had for many years a longing to come to you
But if I am to live on in the flesh, this will mean fruitful labor for me; and I do not know which to choose.