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 proud: for the LORD hath spoken.
For I long to see you, that I may impart unto you some spiritual gift, to the end ye may be established;
I say the truth in Christ, I lie not, my conscience also bearing me witness in the Holy Ghost,
Brethren, my heart's desire and prayer to God for Israel is, that they might be saved.
And I am sure that, when I come unto you, I shall come in the fulness of the blessing of the gospel of Christ.
2 Corinthians 6:1
We then, as workers together with him, beseech you also that ye receive not the grace of God in vain.
My little children, of whom I travail in birth again until Christ be formed in you,
For God is my record, how greatly I long after you all in the bowels of Jesus Christ.
Yet I supposed it necessary to send to you Epaphroditus, my brother, and companion in labour, and fellowsoldier, but your messenger, and he that ministered to my wants.
Whom we preach, warning every man, and teaching every man in all wisdom; that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus:
Epaphras, who is one of you, a servant of Christ, saluteth you, always labouring fervently for you in prayers, that ye may stand perfect and complete in all the will of God.
Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves: for they watch for your souls, as they that must give account, that they may do it with joy, and not with grief: for that is unprofitable for you.
Save that the Holy Ghost witnesseth in every city, saying that bonds and afflictions abide me.
2 Corinthians 12:15
And I will very gladly spend and be spent for you; though the more abundantly I love you, the less I be loved.
Yea, and if I be offered upon the sacrifice and service of your faith, I joy, and rejoice with you all.
1 John 3:16
Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.
And a certain centurion's servant, who was dear unto him, was sick, and ready to die.
For I have no man likeminded, who will naturally care for your state.
As ye also learned of Epaphras our dear fellowservant, who is for you a faithful minister of Christ;
Paul, a prisoner of Jesus Christ, and Timothy our brother, unto Philemon our dearly beloved, and fellowlabourer,