for this reason, brothers,a in all our distress and affliction 1we have been comforted about you through your faith.
For now we live, if you 2are standing fast in the Lord.
For 3what thanksgiving can we return to God for you, for all the joy that we feel for your sake before our God,
as we pray most earnestly 4night and day 5that we may see you face to face and 6supply what is lacking in your faith?
Now may 7our God and Father himself, and our Lord Jesus, 8direct our way to you,
and may the Lord 9make you increase and abound in love 10for one another and for all, as we do for you,
so that he may 11establish your hearts blameless in holiness before 12our God and Father, at 13the coming of our Lord Jesus 14with all his saints.