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 Gospel of His Son, how unceasingly I make mention of you always in my prayers,
I am speaking a truth in Christ?? am not lying, my conscience testifying with me in the Holy Spirit??2 that I have great sorrow and unceasing pain in my heart
Now as to the things I am writing to you, behold, before God, I am not lying.
1 Thessalonians 2:5
For neither, at any time, did we use a word of flattery, as ye know, nor a semblance of covetousness, God is witness;
since he was longing after you all, and was in great distress, because ye heard that he was sick.
Therefore, my brethren, beloved and longed for, my joy and crown, so stand fast in the Lord, beloved.
2 Corinthians 13:9
For we rejoice, when we are weak, and ye are strong; this also we pray for??our perfection.
my little children, for whom I am in travail again, until Christ be formed in you!
For I wish you to know how great a conflict I am having for you, and those in Laodicea, and as many as have not seen my face in flesh;
1 Thessalonians 2:8
so, being affectionately desirous of you, we were well pleased to impart to you, not only the Gospel of God, but also our own souls, because ye became 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 consolation in Christ, if any encouragement of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any tender affections and compassions,
because of the tender compassions of the mercy of our God, wherein the day-spring from on high shall visit us,
2 Corinthians 7:15
And his tender affections are more abundantly toward you, while he remembers the obedience of you all, how with fear and trembling ye received him.
whom I sent back to you, in his own person, that is, my very heart;
1 John 3:17
But whosoever possesses the goods of the world, and beholds his brother having need, and shuts up his compassion from him, how does the love of God abide in him?