And I most gladly will spend, and will be spent for your souls. Even though more earnestly loving you, the worse I am loved.
Yet even if I am poured out a libation upon the sacrifice and service of your faith, I am glad and rejoice with you all.
Thus being desirous of you, we were pleased to impart to you, not only the good-news of God, but also our own souls, because ye have become beloved to us.
But whether we are oppressed, it is for your encouragement and salvation, which works by endurance from the same sufferings that we also experience (and our hope for you is steadfast), or we are encouraged, it is for your encourage
I now rejoice in sufferings for you, and make complete in my flesh things lacking of the afflictions of the Christ for his body, which is the church.
Because of this I endure all things because of the chosen, so that they also may experience salvation in Christ Jesus, with eternal glory.
And [the soul of] king David longed to go forth to Absalom, for he was comforted concerning Amnon, seeing he was dead.
Moreover Ahithophel said to Absalom, Let me now choose out twelve thousand men, and I will arise and pursue after David this night.
And the king was much moved, and went up to the chamber over the gate, and wept. And as he went, thus he said, O my son Absalom, my son, my son Absalom! Would I had died for thee, O Absalom, my son, my son!
The thief comes not, except that he might steal and kill and destroy. I came so that they might have life, and have it more abundantly.
Already ye are filled. Already ye have become rich. Ye reigned without us, and O that ye did indeed reign, so that we also might reign with you.
as also ye did acknowledge us in part, because we are your boast, just as ye also are ours in the day of the Lord Jesus.
And I wrote this same thing to you, so that when I came, I would not have sadness from whom I ought to rejoice, having been confident toward you all, because my joy is of all of you.
Ye are not limited in us, but ye are limited in your bowels.
I speak not for condemnation, for I have said before that ye are in our hearts to die together and to live together.
And he said to me, My grace is sufficient for thee, for my power is made fully perfect in weakness. More gladly therefore I will boast in my weaknesses, so that the power of the Christ may reside in me.
Behold, a third time I fare readily to come to you, and I will not be burdensome to you, for I seek not the things of you, but you. For the children ought not lay up for the parents, but the parents for the children.
Have confidence in those who lead you, and yield yourselves, for they watch for your souls as men who will render account, so that they may do this with joy, and not groaning, for this is unprofitable for you.