We testified to every one of you that you would walk worthy of God, who hath called you unto his kingdom and glory.
For you, brethren, are become followers of the churches of God which are in Judea, in Christ Jesus: for you also have suffered the same things from your own countrymen, even as they have from the Jews:
Who both killed the Lord Jesus, and the prophets, and have persecuted us, and please not God, and are adversaries to all men;
Prohibiting us to speak to the Gentiles, that they may be saved, to fill up their sins always: for the wrath of God is come upon them to the end.
But we, brethren, being taken away from you for a short time, in sight, not in heart, have hastened the more abundantly to see your face with great desire.
For we would have come unto you, I Paul indeed, once and again: but Satan hath hindered us.
For what is our hope or joy or crown of glory? Are not you, in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ at his coming?
For you are our glory and joy.