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 firm1 in the Lord.
How can we thank God enough for you2 in return for all the joy we have in the presence of our God because of you?310
Night and day we pray4 most earnestly that we may see you again5 and supply what is lacking in your faith.
Now may our God and Father6 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 other7 and for everyone else, just as ours does for you.
May he strengthen your hearts so that you will be blameless8 and holy in the presence of our God and Father9 when our Lord Jesus comes10 with all his holy ones.11