in brotherly kindness be passionately affected to one another; in honour prefer one another:
so that your comfort was no small satisfaction to me: yea, and I was the more exceedingly pleased for that cheerful tranquillity of mind which Titus received from the behaviour of you all. so that I am not ashamed of the commendations I have formerly given you to him; but as I have always preached the truth to you, so in my commendation to Titus, I have said nothing but truth of you. and his affection to you is abundantly increased, whilst he remembers your obedience, and that fear and reverence with which you all received him. read more.
my having therefore such an entire confidence in you, does agreeably affect me.
Our affection therefore to you being so great, we were as ready to give our lives for you, as we were to communicate the divine gospel to you, so much did you engage our love.