Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
So being affectionately desirous of you, we were willing to have imparted unto you, not the gospel of God only, but also our own souls, because ye were dear unto us.
Hear ye and give ear, be not haughty, - For Yahweh, hath spoken.
For I am longing to see you, that I may impart some spiritual gift unto you, to the end ye may be established, -
Truth, say I, in Christ, I utter no falsehood, - my conscience bearing witness with me in the Holy Spirit, -
Brethren! the delight of my own heart and my supplication God-ward in their behalf, are for salvation;
And know that, when I come unto you, in the fullness of the blessing of Christ, I shall come.
2 Corinthians 6:1
As co-workers, however, we also beseech, that, not in vain, the favour of God, ye welcome;
My dear children! for whom I, again, am in birth-pains, until Christ be formed within you; -
For God is, my witness, how I long for you all in the tender affections of Christ Jesus.
Needful, nevertheless have I accounted it - Epaphroditus, my brother and fellow worker and fellow soldier, but your apostle and public minister to my need, to send unto you;
Whom we are declaring, admonishing every man, and teaching every man, in all wisdom, in order that we may present every man complete in Christ;
Epaphras who is from among you, a servant of Christ Jesus, saluteth you, - at all times, contending in your behalf in his prayers, that ye may be caused to stand complete and fully assured in everything willed by God;
Be yielding unto them who are guiding you, and submit yourselves; for they are watching over your souls, as having an account to render, that, with joy the same they may be doing, and not with sighing, - for, unprofitable unto you, were, this.
save that, the Holy Spirit, from city to city, doth bear me full witness, saying that, bonds and tribulations, await me.
2 Corinthians 12:15
And, I, most gladly, will spend, and be fully spent, for your souls: - If I, exceedingly, love you, am I, the less, loved?
Nay! if I am even to be poured out as a drink-offering, upon the sacrifice and public ministry of your faith, I rejoice, yea rejoice together with you all, -
1 John 3:16
Hereby, have we come to understand love: in that, He, for us, his life laid down; and, we, ought, for the brethren, our lives to lay down.
And, a certain centurion's servant, being sick, was on the point of dying, - who was, by him, highly prized.
For, no one, have I, of equal soul, who, genuinely, as to the things that concern you, will be anxious;
Even as ye learned it from Epaphras, our beloved fellow-servant, who is faithful in our behalf, as a minister of the Christ,
Paul, prisoner of Christ Jesus, and Timothy my brother, - unto Philemon the beloved, and a fellow worker of ours,