For though I am absent from you in body, I am present with you in spirit(A) and delight to see how disciplined(B) you are and how firm(C) your faith in Christ(D) is.

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Paul’s Longing to See the Thessalonians

17 But, brothers and sisters, when we were orphaned by being separated from you for a short time (in person, not in thought),(A) out of our intense longing we made every effort to see you.(B)

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