1 Thessalonians 2:17
Brothers, although we were torn away from you for a short time (in person, not in heart), our desire to see you face to face was even more intense.
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in presence.

2 Kings 5:26
But Elisha questioned him, "Did not my spirit go with you when the man got down from his chariot to meet you? Is this the time to accept money and clothing, olive groves and vineyards, sheep and oxen, menservants and maidservants?

Acts 17:10
As soon as night had fallen, the brothers sent Paul and Silas away to Berea. On arriving there, they went into the Jewish synagogue.

1 Corinthians 5:3
Although I am absent from you in body, I am present with you in spirit, and I have already pronounced judgment on the one who did this, just as if I were present.

Colossians 2:5
For although I am absent from you in body, I am present with you in spirit, and I delight to see your orderly condition and firm faith in Christ.


1 Thessalonians 3:6, 10, 11
But now Timothy has returned from his visit with the good news about your faith, your love, and the fond memories you have preserved, longing to see us just as we long to see you. . . .

Genesis 31:30
Now you have gone off because you long for your father's house. But why have you stolen my gods?"

Genesis 45:28
Then Israel declared, "I am convinced! My son Joseph is still alive! I will go to see him before I die."

Genesis 48:11
"I never expected to see your face again, " Israel said to Joseph, "but now God has let me see your children as well."

2 Samuel 13:39
Then the spirit of the king longed to go to Absalom, for he had been consoled over Amnon's death.

Psalm 63:1
O God, You are my God, earnestly I seek You; my soul thirsts for You; my body yearns for You in a dry and weary land without water.

Luke 22:15
And He said to them, "I have eagerly desired to eat this Passover with you before My suffering.

Romans 1:13
I do not want you to be unaware, brothers, how often I planned to come to you (but have been prevented from visiting until now), in order that I might have a harvest among you, just as I have had among the other Gentiles.

Romans 15:23
But now that there are no further opportunities for me in these regions, and since I have longed for many years to visit you,

Philippians 1:22-26
But if I go on living in the body, this will mean fruitful labor for me. So what shall I choose? I do not know. . . .

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
But we, brethren, having been taken away from you for a short while-- in person, not in spirit-- were all the more eager with great desire to see your face.

King James Bible
But we, brethren, being taken from you for a short time in presence, not in heart, endeavoured the more abundantly to see your face with great desire.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But as for us, brothers, after we were forced to leave you for a short time (in person, not in heart), we greatly desired and made every effort to return and see you face to face.

International Standard Version
Brothers, although we have been separated from you for a little while—in person but not in heart—we eagerly desire to see you again face to face.

NET Bible
But when we were separated from you, brothers and sisters, for a short time (in presence, not in affection) we became all the more fervent in our great desire to see you in person.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But we, brethren, were bereaved for a short time of your presence, but not in our hearts, and we took all the more pains in much love to see your faces.
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