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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.
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.
1 Corinthians 5:3
For I, verily, being absent in the body, but present in the Spirit, have already, as if present, judged him who so wrought this;
for even if I am absent in the flesh, yet am I with you in the Spirit, rejoicing, and beholding your order, and the steadfastness of your faith in Christ.
1 Thessalonians 3:6
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;
And He said to them, "With desire I desired to eat this passover with you before I suffer:
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;