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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 unto him, Did not my heart go with thee when the man turned again from his chariot to meet thee? Is it a time to receive money and to receive garments and oliveyards and vineyards and sheep and oxen and menslaves and maidslaves?
And the brethren immediately sent Paul and Silas away by night unto Berea, who when they got there went into the synagogue of the Jews.
1 Corinthians 5:3
For I verily, as absent in body, but present in spirit, have judged already, as though I were present, him that has so done this deed.
For though I am absent in the flesh, yet I am with you in the spirit, joying and beholding your order and the steadfastness of your faith in Christ.
1 Thessalonians 3:6
But now when Timothy came from you unto us and brought us good tidings of your faith and charity and that ye have good remembrance of us always, desiring greatly to see us, as we also to see you.
And now, that thou art leaving, because thy desire is after thy father's house, yet why hast thou stolen my gods?
Then Israel said, It is enough; Joseph my son is yet alive; I will go and see him before I die.
And Israel said unto Joseph, I had not thought to see thy face, and, behold, God has showed me also thy seed.
2 Samuel 13:39
And King David longed to see Absalom, for he was now comforted concerning Amnon, who was dead.
O God, thou art my God; early will I seek thee; my soul thirsts for thee; my flesh longs for thee in a dry and thirsty land where there is no water;
And he said unto them, With desire I have greatly desired to eat this passover lamb with you before I suffer;
Now I would not have you ignorant, brethren, that many times I purposed to come unto you (but up until now I have been unable) that I might have some fruit among you also, even as among other Gentiles.
But now having more place in these parts and having a great desire these many years to come unto you,
But if I live in the flesh, this is the fruit of my labour, yet I do not know what to choose.