Knowing , brethren beloved , your election of God.
For our gospel came not unto you in word only, but also in power, and in the Holy Ghost, and in much assurance; as ye know what manner of men we were among you for your sake.
For yourselves, brethren, know our entrance in unto you, that it was not in vain:
But even after that we had suffered before , and were shamefully entreated , as ye know , at Philippi, we were bold in our God to speak unto you the gospel of God with much contention.
That no man should be moved by these afflictions: for yourselves know that we are appointed thereunto .
For verily, when we were with you, we told you before that we should suffer tribulation ; even as it came to pass , and ye know .
But now when Timotheus came from you unto us, and brought us good tidings of your faith and charity, and that ye have good remembrance of us always, desiring greatly to see us, as we also to see you: