New International Version
Night and day we pray most earnestly that we may see you again and supply what is lacking in your faith.
King James Bible
Night and day praying exceedingly that we might see your face, and might perfect that which is lacking in your faith?
Darby Bible Translation
night and day beseeching exceedingly to the end that we may see your face, and perfect what is lacking in your faith?
World English Bible
night and day praying exceedingly that we may see your face, and may perfect that which is lacking in your faith?
Young's Literal Translation
night and day exceedingly beseeching, that we might see your face, and perfect the things lacking in your faith.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Night and day praying exceedingly - Supplicating God at all times; mingling this with all my prayers; ὑπερεκπερισσου δεομενοι, abounding and superabounding in my entreaties to God to permit me to revisit you. How strong was his affection for this Church!
Might perfect that which is lacking - That I might have the opportunity of giving you the fullest instructions in the doctrine of Christ, that ye might have every thing in the most ample detail; so that the great outlines of truth which you already know may be filled up, that ye may be perfectly fitted to every good word and work.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibraryWhether the Movement of the Saints Will be Instantaneous?
Objection 1: It would seem that movement of the saints will be instantaneous. For Augustine says (De Civ. Dei xxii, 30) that "wherever the spirit listeth there will the body be." Now the movement of the will, whereby the spirit wishes to be anywhere, is instantaneous. Therefore the body's movement will be instantaneous. Objection 2: Further, the Philosopher (Phys. iv, 8) proves that there is no movement through a vacuum, because it would follow that something moves instantaneously, since a vacuum …
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica
The Beginning of the New Testament
1 Samuel 12:23
As for me, far be it from me that I should sin against the LORD by failing to pray for you. And I will teach you the way that is good and right.
2 Corinthians 13:9
We are glad whenever we are weak but you are strong; and our prayer is that you may be fully restored.
2 Corinthians 13:11
Finally, brothers and sisters, rejoice! Strive for full restoration, encourage one another, be of one mind, live in peace. And the God of love and peace will be with you.
1 Thessalonians 2:17
But, brothers and sisters, when we were orphaned by being separated from you for a short time (in person, not in thought), out of our intense longing we made every effort to see you.
2 Timothy 1:3
I thank God, whom I serve, as my ancestors did, with a clear conscience, as night and day I constantly remember you in my prayers.
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