Philippians 4:1; Romans 1:11; Romans 15:23; 1 Thessalonians 3:6; 2 Timothy 1:4

Therefore, my brothers,1 whom I love and jlong for, kmy joy and lcrown, mstand firm thus in the Lord, my beloved.

11 For vI long to see you, that I may impart to you some spiritual gift to strengthen you

23 But now, since I no longer have any room for work in these regions, and csince I have longed for many years to come to you,

Timothy’s Encouraging Report

But mnow that Timothy has come to us from you, and has brought us the good news of nyour faith and love and reported othat you always remember us kindly and plong to see us, as we long to see you

jAs I remember your tears, kI long to see you, that I may be filled with joy.