1 Samuel 23:16
Then Saul's son Jonathan came to David in Horesh and encouraged him in [his faith in] God,
Joseph, a Levite and a Cypriot by birth, whom the apostles named Barnabas, which is translated Son of Encouragement,
When he arrived and saw the grace of God, he was glad, and he encouraged all of them to remain true to the Lord with a firm resolve of the heart-
strengthening the hearts of the disciples by encouraging them to continue in the faith, and by telling them, "It is necessary to pass through many troubles on our way into the kingdom of God."
Both Judas and Silas, who were also prophets themselves, encouraged the brothers and strengthened them with a long message.
When they read it, they rejoiced because of its encouragement.
They all became encouraged and took food themselves.
that is, to be mutually encouraged by each other's faith, both yours and mine.
[I want] their hearts to be encouraged and joined together in love, so that they may have all the riches of assured understanding, and have the knowledge of God's mystery-Christ.
I have sent him to you for this very purpose, so that you may know how we are, and so that he may encourage your hearts.
and so does Jesus who is called Justus. These alone of the circumcision are my co-workers for the kingdom of God, and they have been a comfort to me.
Most of the brothers in the Lord have gained confidence from my imprisonment and dare even more to speak the message fearlessly.
Now the believers from there had heard the news about us and had come to meet us as far as Forum of Appius and Three Taverns. When Paul saw them, he thanked God and took courage.
If then there is any encouragement in Christ, if any consolation of love, if any fellowship with the Spirit, if any affection and mercy,
Because you have disheartened the righteous person with lies, even though I have not caused him grief, and because you have encouraged the wicked person not to turn from his evil way to save his life,
Each one helps the other, and says to another, "Take courage!" The craftsman encourages the metalworker; the one who flattens with the hammer [supports] the one who strikes the anvil, saying of the soldering, "It is good." He fastens it with nails so that it will not fall over.