Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
For God is my record, how greatly I long after you all in the bowels of Jesus Christ.
For God is my witness, whom I serve in my spirit in the Good News of his Son, how unceasingly I make mention of you always in my prayers,
I tell the truth in Christ. I am not lying, my conscience testifying with me in the Holy Spirit,
Now about the things which I write to you, behold, before God, I'm not lying.
1 Thessalonians 2:5
For neither were we at any time found using words of flattery, as you know, nor a cloak of covetousness (God is witness),
since he longed for you all, and was very troubled, because you had heard that he was sick.
Therefore, my brothers, beloved and longed for, my joy and crown, so stand firm in the Lord, my beloved.
2 Corinthians 13:9
For we rejoice when we are weak and you are strong. And this we also pray for, even your perfecting.
My little children, of whom I am again in travail until Christ is formed in you --
For I desire to have you know how greatly I struggle for you, and for those at Laodicea, and for as many as have not seen my face in the flesh;
1 Thessalonians 2:8
Even so, affectionately longing for you, we were well pleased to impart to you, not the Good News of God only, but also our own souls, because you had become very dear to us.
2 Timothy 1:4
longing to see you, remembering your tears, that I may be filled with joy;
If there is therefore any exhortation in Christ, if any consolation of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any tender mercies and compassion,
Therefore my heart sounds like a harp for Moab, and my inward parts for Kir Heres.
Look down from heaven, and see from the habitation of your holiness and of your glory: where are your zeal and your mighty acts? the yearning of your heart and your compassion is restrained toward me.
Is Ephraim my dear son? is he a darling child? for as often as I speak against him, I do earnestly remember him still: therefore my heart yearns for him; I will surely have mercy on him, says Yahweh.
because of the tender mercy of our God, whereby the dawn from on high will visit us,
2 Corinthians 7:15
His affection is more abundantly toward you, while he remembers all of your obedience, how with fear and trembling you received him.
I am sending him back. Therefore receive him, that is, my own heart,
1 John 3:17
But whoever has the world's goods, and sees his brother in need, and closes his heart of compassion against him, how does the love of God remain in him?