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.
For I long to see you, that I may impart to you some spiritual gift, to the end that ye may be established;
I am speaking a truth in Christ?? am not lying, my conscience testifying with me in the Holy Spirit??2 that I have great sorrow and unceasing pain in my heart
Brethren, the desire, indeed, of my heart, and my supplication to God in their behalf, is that they may be saved.
and I know that, when coming to you, I will come in the fulness of the blessing of Christ.
2 Corinthians 6:1
And, working together with Him, we also entreat you that ye receive not the grace of God in vain
my little children, for whom I am in travail again, until Christ be formed in you!
For God is my witness, how I long for you all in the tender affections of Christ Jesus.
Yet I deemed it necessary to send to you Epaphroditus, my brother, and fellow-worker, and fellow-soldier, but your messenger and minister to my need;
Whom we proclaim, warning every man, and teaching every man in all wisdom, that we may present every man perfect in Christ;
Epaphras, who is from among you, salutes you, a servant of Christ Jesus, always striving in your behalf in his prayers, that ye may stand perfect and fully assured in all the will of God.
Obey those who are your leaders, and submit to them; for they watch in behalf of your souls, as those who are to give an account; that they may do this with joy, and not with sighing; for this would be unprofitable for you.
except that the Holy Spirit testifieth to me in every city, saying that bonds and tribulations await me.
2 Corinthians 12:15
And I will most gladly spend and be spent for your souls. If I love you more abundantly, am I to be loved the less?
But even if I am offered as a libation upon the sacrifice and ministry of your faith, I rejoice, and I rejoice with you all;
1 John 3:16
In this we have known the love, that He laid down His soul in our behalf; and we ought to lay down our souls in behalf of the brethren.
And a certain centurion's servant, who was dear to him, being ill, was about to die.
For I have no one like-minded, who, indeed, will sincerely care for your interests;
even as ye learned from Epaphras, our beloved fellow-servant, who is for us a faithful minister of Christ,
Paul, a prisoner of Christ Jesus, and Timothy, our brother, to Philemon, our beloved and fellow-worker,