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.
But if I be even poured forth as a libation on the sacrifice and service of your faith, I rejoice and congratulate with you all.
for I know that this shall turn to my safety through your prayer, and the aid of the Spirit of Jesus Christ.
I was naked, and ye clothed me; I was sick, and ye took care of me; I was in prison, and ye visited me.
But none of these things move me, nor do I account my life dear, so that I may 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 for my life exposed their own; to whom not I only give thanks, but also all the churches of the Gentiles:)
2 Corinthians 12:15
And I will with the greatest pleasure spend and be spent for your souls; even though the more I love you, the less I should be loved.
And they have overcome him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony, and they loved not their life unto the death.
I rejoiced greatly in the Lord, that your care for me has now flourished again; for whom ye were indeed careful before, but ye wanted opportunity.
1 Corinthians 16:17
I rejoice at the coming of Stephanas, and Fortunatus, and Achaicus: for what was wanting in you, they have made up.
Whom I would gladly have kept with me, that he might have ministered unto me as thou wouldst have done, in the bonds of the gospel.