Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
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;
Now I rejoice in my sufferings for your sake, and fill up on my part that which is lacking of the afflictions of Christ in my flesh for his body's sake, which is the church;
Epaphras, who is one of you, a servant of Christ Jesus, saluteth you, always striving for you in his prayers, that ye may stand perfect and fully assured 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 there wrestled a man with him until the breaking of the day.
In the womb he took his brother by the heel; and in his manhood he had power with God:
And being in an agony he prayed more earnestly; and his sweat became as it were great drops of blood falling down upon the ground.
My little children, of whom I am again in travail until Christ be formed in you--
having the same conflict which ye saw in me, and now hear to be in me.
1 Thessalonians 2:2
but having suffered before and been shamefully treated, as ye know, at Philippi, we waxed bold in our God to speak unto you the gospel of God in much conflict.
Who in the days of his flesh, having offered up prayers and supplications with strong crying and tears unto him that was able to save him from death, and having been heard for his godly fear,
For I bear him witness, that he hath much labor for you, and for them in Laodicea, and for them in Hierapolis.
saying, What thou seest, write in a book and send it to the seven churches: unto Ephesus, and unto Smyrna, and unto Pergamum, and unto Thyatira, and unto Sardis, and unto Philadelphia, and unto Laodicea.
And to the angel of the church in Laodicea write: These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God:
For though I am absent in the flesh, yet am I with you in the spirit, joying and beholding your order, and the stedfastness of your faith in Christ.
And now, behold, I know that ye all, among whom I went about preaching the kingdom, shall see my face no more.
1 Peter 1:8
whom not having seen ye love; on whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice greatly with joy unspeakable and full of glory: