By (dia). The intermediate agents of the exhortation (the Lord Jesus and the love of the Spirit) as dia is used after parakalw in 2 Corinthians 12:1 . That ye strive together with me (sunagwnisasqai moi). First aorist middle infinitive of sunagwni zomai, old compound verb, only here in N.T., direct object of parakalw, and with associative instrumental case moi, the simplex agwnizomeno, occurring in Colossians 4:12 of the prayers of Epaphras. For Christ's agony in prayer see Matthew 26:42 ; Luke 22:44 .