But Timothy5 has just now come to us from you6 and has brought good news about your faith and love.7 He has told us that you always have pleasant memories of us and that you long to see us, just as we also long to see you.87
Therefore, brothers, in all our distress and persecution we were encouraged about you because of your faith.
For now we really live, since you are standing firm9 in the Lord.
How can we thank God enough for you10 in return for all the joy we have in the presence of our God because of you?1110
Night and day we pray12 most earnestly that we may see you again13 and supply what is lacking in your faith.
Now may our God and Father14 himself and our Lord Jesus clear the way for us to come to you.
May the Lord make your love increase and overflow for each other15 and for everyone else, just as ours does for you.
May he strengthen your hearts so that you will be blameless16 and holy in the presence of our God and Father17 when our Lord Jesus comes18 with all his holy ones.19