7 Therefore, brethren, by your faith we were comforted over you in all our affliction and distress:
8 For now we live, if ye stand fast in the Lord.
9 For what thanks can we render to God again for you, for all the joy with which we rejoice for your sakes before our God;
10 Night and day praying exceedingly that we may see your face, and may perfect that which is lacking in your faith?
11 Now God himself and our Father, and our Lord Jesus Christ, direct our way to you.