Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
And not by his coming only, but by the consolation wherewith he was comforted in you, when he told us your earnest desire, your mourning, your fervent mind toward me; so that I rejoiced the more.
On getting there he was delighted to see the grace which God had bestowed; and he encouraged them all to remain, with fixed resolve, faithful to the Lord.
in other words that while I am among you we may be mutually encouraged by one another's faith, yours and mine.
For although, as you say, I am absent from you in body, yet in spirit I am present with you and am delighted to witness your good discipline and the solid front presented by your faith in Christ.
1 Thessalonians 3:8
For now life is for us life indeed, since you are standing fast in the Lord.
2 John 1:4
It is an intense joy to me to have found some of your children living true Christian lives, in obedience to the command which we have received from the Father.
2 Corinthians 5:2
For in this one we sigh, because we long to put on over it our dwelling which comes from Heaven--
2 Corinthians 8:16
But thanks be to God that He inspires the heart of Titus with the same deep interest in you;
while He--an agony of distress having come upon Him--prayed all the more with intense earnestness, and His sweat became like clots of blood dropping on the ground.
in fulfilment of my eager expectation and hope that I shall never have reason to feel ashamed, but that by my perfect freedom of speech Christ will be glorified in me, now as always, either by my life or by my death.
For this reason we ought to pay the more earnest heed to the things which we have heard, for fear we should drift away from them.
Elijah was a man with a nature similar to ours, and he earnestly prayed that there might be no rain: and no rain fell on the land for three years and six months.
Dear friends, since I am eager to begin a letter to you on the subject of our common salvation, I find myself constrained to write and cheer you on to the vigorous defense of the faith delivered once for all to God's people.
2 Corinthians 7:10
For godly sorrow produces repentance leading to salvation, a repentance not to be regretted; but the sorrow of the world finally produces death.
"Blessed are the mourners, for they shall be comforted.
and Peter recollected the words of Jesus, how He had said, "Before the cock crows you will three times disown me." And he went out and wept aloud, bitterly.
Afflict yourselves and mourn and weep aloud; let your laughter be turned into grief, and your gladness into shame.
2 Corinthians 1:14
just as some few of you have recognized us as your reason for boasting, even as you will be ours, on the day of Jesus our Lord.
2 Corinthians 2:3
And I write this to you in order that when I come I may not receive pain from those who ought to give me joy, confident as I am as to all of you that my joy is the joy of you all.
1 Thessalonians 3:6
But now that Timothy has recently come back to us from you, and has brought us the happy tidings of your faith and love, and has told us how you still cherish a constant and affectionate recollection of us, and are longing to see us as we also long to see you--