Abounded exceedingly (uperepleonasen). Aorist active indicative of the late and rare (So 5:19 and in Herond.) compound uperpleonazw (here alone in N.T.), in later ecclesiastical writers. The simplex pleonazw Paul used in Romans 5:20 ; Romans 6:1 and the kindred upereperisseusen used also with h cari. Paul is fond of compounds with uper. For "faith in Christ Jesus" see Galatians 3:26 , for "faith and love in Christ Jesus" as here, see 2 Timothy 1:13 .