I thank my God upon every remembrance of you,
Always in every prayer of mine for you all making request with joy,
For your fellowship in the gospel from the first day until now;
Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:
For God is my record, how greatly I long after you all in the bowels of Jesus Christ.
And this I pray , that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and in all judgment;
That ye may approve things that are excellent ; that ye may be sincere and without offence till the day of Christ;
Being filled with the fruits of righteousness, which are by Jesus Christ, unto the glory and praise of God.