For he longed after you all, and was full of heaviness, because that you had heard that he had been sick.…
In the early part of the American campaign some of the officers displayed great lack of bravery. This fact soon became known amongst the men, and caused great contempt. Once in an engagement a soldier said to his comrade, "Why don't you get behind a tree?" The reply came instantly, "Oh! there's not enough of them for the officers."
(H. O. Mackay.)
Parallel VersesKJV: For he longed after you all, and was full of heaviness, because that ye had heard that he had been sick.