1 Samuel 23:16
Jonathan, Saul's son, arose, and went to David into the woods, and strengthened his hand in God.
Joses, who by the apostles was surnamed Barnabas (which is, being interpreted, Son of Encouragement), a Levite, a man of Cyprus by race,
who, when he had come, and had seen the grace of God, was glad. He exhorted them all, that with purpose of heart they should remain near to the Lord.
confirming the souls of the disciples, exhorting them to continue in the faith, and that through many afflictions we must enter into the Kingdom of God.
Judas and Silas, also being prophets themselves, encouraged the brothers with many words, and strengthened them.
When they had read it, they rejoiced over the encouragement.
Then they all cheered up, and they also took food.
that is, that I with you may be encouraged in you, each of us by the other's faith, both yours and mine.
that their hearts may be comforted, they being knit together in love, and gaining all riches of the full assurance of understanding, that they may know the mystery of God, both of the Father and of Christ,
I am sending him to you for this very purpose, that he may know your circumstances and comfort your hearts,
and Jesus who is called Justus. These are my only fellow workers for the Kingdom of God who are of the circumcision, men who have been a comfort to me.
1 Thessalonians 2:11
As you know, we exhorted, comforted, and implored every one of you, as a father does his own children,
and that most of the brothers in the Lord, being confident through my bonds, are more abundantly bold to speak the word of God without fear.
From there the brothers, when they heard of us, came to meet us as far as The Market of Appius and The Three Taverns. When Paul saw them, he thanked God, and took courage.
If there is therefore any exhortation in Christ, if any consolation of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any tender mercies and compassion,
Because with lies you have grieved the heart of the righteous, whom I have not made sad; and strengthened the hands of the wicked, that he should not return from his wicked way, and be saved alive:
Everyone helps his neighbor. They say to their brothers, "Be strong!" So the carpenter encourages the goldsmith. He who smoothes with the hammer encourages him who strikes the anvil, saying of the soldering, "It is good;" and he fastens it with nails, that it might not totter.