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,
As for the saints who are in the earth,
They are the majestic ones in whom is all my delight.
For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision means anything, but faith working through love.
We give thanks to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, praying always for you,
constantly bearing in mind your work of faith and labor of love and steadfastness of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ in the presence of our God and Father,
Now as to the love of the brethren, you have no need for anyone to write to you, for you yourselves are taught by God to love one another;
We ought always to give thanks to God for you, brethren, as is only fitting, because your faith is greatly enlarged, and the love of each one of you toward one another grows ever greater;
But the goal of our instruction is love from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith.
and the grace of our Lord was more than abundant, with the faith and love which are found in Christ Jesus.
For God is not unjust so as to forget your work and the love which you have shown toward His name, in having ministered and in still ministering to the saints.
Since you have in obedience to the truth purified your souls for a sincere love of the brethren, fervently love one another from the heart,
But whoever has the world’s goods, and sees his brother in need and closes his heart against him, how does the love of God abide in him?
And this commandment we have from Him, that the one who loves God should love his brother also.