Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Because for the work of Christ he was nigh unto death, not regarding his life, to supply your lack of service toward me.
And even if I am poured out as an offering upon the sacrifice and service of your faith, I joy and rejoice with you all.
For I know that this shall become my saving health through your prayer and the nourishment of the Spirit of Jesus Christ,
naked, and ye clothed me; I was sick, and ye visited me; I was in prison, and ye came unto me.
But none of these things move me, neither do I count my life dear unto myself, only that I might finish my course with joy and the ministry, which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God.
(who have for my life laid down their own necks; unto whom not only I give thanks, but also all the congregations of the Gentiles);
2 Corinthians 12:15
And I will very gladly spend and be utterly spent for your souls though the more abundantly I love you, the less I am loved.
And they have overcome him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.
But I rejoiced in the Lord greatly, that now at the last your care of me has flourished again, in which ye were also concerned, but ye lacked opportunity.
1 Corinthians 16:17
I am glad of the coming of Stephanas and Fortunatus and Achaicus, for they have filled your absence.
I desired to retain him with me, that in thy stead he might have ministered unto me in the bonds of the gospel,
As the cold of snow in the time of harvest, so is a faithful messenger to those that send him, for he refreshes the soul of his master.