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, that you may be established:
I say the truth in Christ, I lye not, (my conscience bearing me witness in the holy Ghost,)
Brethren, my heart's desire and prayer to God for Israel is that they may be saved.
And I know that when I come unto you, I shall come in the fulness of the blessing of the gospel of Christ.
2 Corinthians 6:1
And we co-operating with Him do also exhort you that ye receive not the grace of God in vain:
My little children, of whom I do as it were travail in birth again,
For God is my witness, how much I long for you all, as with the bowels of Jesus Christ.
However, I thought it necessary to send to you Epaphroditus my brother, and fellow-laborer, and fellow-soldier, but your messenger, who ministred 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; who always strives earnestly for you in his prayers, that ye may stand perfect and complete in all the will of God:
Be ruled by those that are your guides, and submit to them: for they watch for your souls; (as those that must give an account) that they may do it with joy and not with uneasiness: for this were unprofitable for you.
save that the holy Spirit testifieth in every city, that bonds and afflictions await me.
2 Corinthians 12:15
And I will with the greatest pleasure spend and be spent for your souls; even though the more I love you, the less I should be loved.
But if I be even poured forth as a libation on the sacrifice and service of your faith, I rejoice and congratulate with you all.
1 John 3:16
In this we know his love, that He laid down his life for us: and we should be ready to lay down our lives for the brethren.
whom he had a great value for, was ill and ready to die;
For I have no one of a like spirit, who will with a kind of natural affection take care of your affairs.
As ye also learned of Epaphras our beloved fellow-servant, who is a faithful minister of Christ for you;
Paul a prisoner of Christ Jesus, and Timothy a brother, to Philemon our beloved brother and fellow-laborer, and to the beloved Apphia,