But Timothy1 has just now come to us from you2 and has brought good news about your faith and love.3 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.47
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 firm5 in the Lord.
How can we thank God enough for you6 in return for all the joy we have in the presence of our God because of you?710
Night and day we pray8 most earnestly that we may see you again9 and supply what is lacking in your faith.
Now may our God and Father10 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 other11 and for everyone else, just as ours does for you.
May he strengthen your hearts so that you will be blameless12 and holy in the presence of our God and Father13 when our Lord Jesus comes14 with all his holy ones.15