Affection For God's People
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as to brotherly love, kindly affectioned towards one another: as to honour, each taking the lead in paying it to the other:
For this reason we have been encouraged. And we the rather rejoiced in our encouragement more abundantly by reason of the joy of Titus, because his spirit has been refreshed by you all. Because if I boasted to him anything about you, I have not been put to shame; but as we have spoken to you all things in truth, so also our boasting to Titus has been the truth; and his affections are more abundantly towards you, calling to mind the obedience of you all, how with fear and trembling ye received him.
Thus, yearning over you, we had found our delight in having imparted to you not only the glad tidings of God, but our own lives also, because ye had become beloved of us.
For God is my witness how I long after you all in the bowels of Christ Jesus.
my children, of whom I again travail in birth until Christ shall have been formed in you:
Besides those things that are without, the crowd of cares pressing on me daily, the burden of all the assemblies.
but have been gentle in the midst of you, as a nurse would cherish her own children. Thus, yearning over you, we had found our delight in having imparted to you not only the glad tidings of God, but our own lives also, because ye had become beloved of us.