Philippians 1:8

My witness (martu mou). Same solemn oath in Romans 1:9 . I long after (epipoqw). Longing (poqo) directed toward (epi) the Philippians. Old word, chiefly in Paul in N.T. In the tender mercies (en splagcnoi). Literally "in the bowels" as the seat of the affections.