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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
And he will say to him, Went not my heart when the man turned again from his chariot to meet thee? Is it a time to take silver, and to take garments, and olive trees, and vineyards, and sheep and oxen, and servants and maids?
And the brethren quickly sent out both Paul and Silas by night to Berea: who arriving went away to the synagogue of the Jews.
1 Corinthians 5:3
For I truly, as being at a distance in body, and being present in spirit, have already, as being present, judged him having so worked this.
For if also I am away in the flesh but in the Spirit am I with you, rejoicing and seeing your order, and the firmness of your faith in Christ.
1 Thessalonians 3:6
And now Timothy having come to us from you, and having announced to us the good news, your faith and love, and that ye have good remembrance. of us always, greatly desiring to see us, as we also you:
And now going thou didst go, for desiring thou didst greatly desire after the house of thy father; for what didst thou steal my gods?
And Israel will say, It is much: Joseph my son is yet living: I will go and see him before I shall die.
And Israel will say to Joseph, To see thy face I thought not; and behold, God caused me to see also thy seed.
2 Samuel 13:39
And David the king was fixed to go forth to Absalom: for he was comforted for Amnon, for he died.
Chanting to David in his being in the desert of Judah. O God thou art my God; I will seek thee: my soul thirsted for thee, my flesh longed for thee in a land of dryness, and thirsty without water.
And he said to them, With eager desire have I desired to eat this pascha with you before I suffer:
And I would not ye should be ignorant, brethren, that many times I proposed to come to you, (and I was hindered till this time,) that I might have some fruit also in you, and in the rest of the nations.
And now having no more place in these climes, and having an anxious desire to come to you from many years.
And if to live in the flesh, this to me the fruit of work: and whether I shall be taken away I know not