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For I would that ye knew what great conflict I have for you, and for them at Laodicea, and for as many as have not seen my face in the flesh;
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.
Epaphras, the bondman of Christ from you, salutes you, always striving for you in prayers, so that ye may stand perfect and made full in all the will of God.
And Rachel said, With mighty wrestlings have I wrestled with my sister, and have prevailed. And she called his name Naphtali.
And Jacob was left alone, and a man wrestled with him until the breaking of the day.
In the womb he took his brother by the heel, and in his manhood he had strength with God.
And having become in agony he prayed more intensely, and his sweat became like drops of blood falling down to the ground.
My little children, of whom I suffer birth pains again until Christ is formed in you.
having the same conflict such as ye saw in me, and now hear is in me.
1 Thessalonians 2:2
But having suffered before and been mistreated in Philippi, as ye know, we were bold in our God to speak to you the good-news of God within much conflict.
Who, in the days of his flesh, having offered up both prayers and supplications with strong shouting and tears to him who was able to save him from death, and who was heard because of his reverence,
For I testify about him, that he has much zeal for you, and those in Laodicea, and those in Hierapolis.
saying, What thou see, write in a book and send to the seven congregations: to Ephesus, and to Smyrna, and to Pergamos, and to Thyatira, and to Sardis, and to Philadelphia, and to Laodicea.
And to the agent of the congregation in Laodicea write, These things says the Truly, the faithful and TRUE witness, the primacy of the creation of God:
For even though I am absent in the flesh, yet I am with you in the spirit, rejoicing and seeing your orderliness, and the steadfastness of your faith for Christ.
And now behold, I have seen that ye will no longer see my face, ye all among whom I passed through preaching the kingdom of God.
1 Peter 1:8
Whom, not having seen, ye love, in whom, not now seeing but believing, ye exult in inexpressible and glorified joy,