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2:1 For you yourselves know, brothers, our visit to you hasn`t been found vain,
2:3 For our exhortation is not of error, nor of uncleanness, nor in deception.
2:7 But we were gentle in the midst of you, as when a nurse cherishes her own children.
2:10 You are witnesses with God, how holy, righteously, and blamelessly we behaved ourselves toward you who believe.
2:11 As you know how we exhorted, comforted, and implored everyone of you, as a father does his own children,
2:12 to the end that you should walk worthily of God, who calls you into his own kingdom and glory.
2:13 For this cause we also thank God without ceasing, that, when you received from us the word of the message of God, you accepted it not as the word of men, but, as it is in truth, the word of God, which also works in you who believe.
2:16 forbidding us to speak to the Gentiles that they may be saved; to fill up their sins always. But wrath has come on them to the uttermost.
2:17 But we, brothers, being bereaved of you for a short season, in presence, not in heart, tried even harder to see your face with great desire,
2:19 For what is our hope, or joy, or crown of rejoicing? Isn`t it even you, before our Lord Jesus at his coming?
2:20 For you are our glory and our joy.