Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
For I long to see you, that I may impart unto you some spiritual gift, to the end ye may be established;
But now there is nothing more to keep me in these regions, and I have for many years desired to come to you
Now I understand that you have gone away because you longed desperately for your father's house. Yet why did you steal my gods?"
2 Samuel 13:39
The king longed to go to Absalom, for he had since been consoled over the death of Amnon.
2 Samuel 23:15
David was thirsty and said, "How I wish someone would give me some water to drink from the cistern in Bethlehem near the gate!"
2 Corinthians 9:14
And in their prayers on your behalf they long for you because of the extraordinary grace God has shown to you.
For God is my witness that I long for all of you with the affection of Christ Jesus.
Indeed, he greatly missed all of you and was distressed because you heard that he had been ill.
So then, my brothers and sisters, dear friends whom I long to see, my joy and crown, stand in the Lord in this way, my dear friends!
Now to him who is able to strengthen you according to my gospel and the proclamation of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery that had been kept secret for long ages,
2 Chronicles 20:20
Early the next morning they marched out to the Desert of Tekoa. When they were ready to march, Jehoshaphat stood up and said: "Listen to me, you people of Judah and residents of Jerusalem! Trust in the Lord your God and you will be safe! Trust in the message of his prophets and you will win."
So the churches were being strengthened in the faith and were increasing in number every day.
2 Corinthians 1:21
But it is God who establishes us together with you in Christ and who anointed us,
1 Thessalonians 3:2
We sent Timothy, our brother and fellow worker for God in the gospel of Christ, to strengthen you and encourage you about your faith,
2 Thessalonians 2:17
encourage your hearts and strengthen you in every good thing you do or say.
2 Thessalonians 3:3
But the Lord is faithful, and he will strengthen you and protect you from the evil one.
Do not be carried away by all sorts of strange teachings. For it is good for the heart to be strengthened by grace, not ritual meals, which have never benefited those who participated in them.
1 Peter 5:10
And, after you have suffered for a little while, the God of all grace who called you to his eternal glory in Christ will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you.
2 Peter 1:12
Therefore, I intend to remind you constantly of these things even though you know them and are well established in the truth that you now have.
2 Peter 3:17
Therefore, dear friends, since you have been forewarned, be on your guard that you do not get led astray by the error of these unprincipled men and fall from your firm grasp on the truth.
and I know that when I come to you I will come in the fullness of Christ's blessing.