For I was very glad when brethren came and testified to your truth, that is, how you are walking in truth.
I was very glad to find some of your children walking in truth, just as we have received commandment to do from the Father.
For this reason I too, having heard of the faith in the Lord Jesus which exists among you and your love for all the saints,
Your word I have treasured in my heart,
That I may not sin against You.
First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for you all, because your faith is being proclaimed throughout the whole world.
But God, who comforts the depressed, comforted us by the coming of Titus;
always offering prayer with joy in my every prayer for you all,
just as you learned it from Epaphras, our beloved fellow bond-servant, who is a faithful servant of Christ on our behalf,
But now that Timothy has come to us from you, and has brought us good news of your faith and love, and that you always think kindly of us, longing to see us just as we also long to see you,
for the sake of the truth which abides in us and will be with us forever:
I have no greater joy than this, to hear of my children walking in the truth.
For who is our hope or joy or crown of exultation? Is it not even you, in the presence of our Lord Jesus at His coming?