They passed through the Phrygian and Galatian region, having been forbidden by the Holy Spirit to speak the word in Asia;
1 Corinthians 16:1
Now concerning the collection for the saints, as I directed the churches of Galatia, so do you also.
and all the brethren who are with me,To the churches of Galatia:
and that which was a trial to you in my bodily condition you did not despise or loathe, but you received me as an angel of God, as Christ Jesus Himself.
strengthening the souls of the disciples, encouraging them to continue in the faith, and saying, “Through many tribulations we must enter the kingdom of God.”
Judas and Silas, also being prophets themselves, encouraged and strengthened the brethren with a lengthy message.
They went out of the prison and entered the house of Lydia, and when they saw the brethren, they encouraged them and departed.
But charge Joshua and encourage him and strengthen him, for he shall go across at the head of this people, and he will give them as an inheritance the land which you will see.’
All those about them encouraged them with articles of silver, with gold, with goods, with cattle and with valuables, aside from all that was given as a freewill offering.
Encourage the exhausted, and strengthen the feeble.
“In the first year of Darius the Mede, I arose to be an encouragement and a protection for him.
but I have prayed for you, that your faith may not fail; and you, when once you have turned again, strengthen your brothers.”
1 Thessalonians 3:2
and we sent Timothy, our brother and God’s fellow worker in the gospel of Christ, to strengthen and encourage you as to your faith,
1 Thessalonians 5:14
We urge you, brethren, admonish the unruly, encourage the fainthearted, help the weak, be patient with everyone.
Therefore, strengthen the hands that are weak and the knees that are feeble,