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May the Lord make your love increase and overflow for each other and for everyone else, just as ours does for you.
King James Bible
And the Lord make you to increase and abound in love one toward another, and toward all men, even as we do toward you:
Darby Bible Translation
But you, may the Lord make to exceed and abound in love toward one another, and toward all, even as we also towards you,
World English Bible
and the Lord make you to increase and abound in love one toward another, and toward all men, even as we also do toward you,
Young's Literal Translation
and you the Lord cause to increase and to abound in the love to one another, and to all, even as we also to you,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Make you to increase and abound in love - They had already love to each other, so as to unite them in one Christian body; and he prays that they may have an increase and an abundance of it; that they might feel the same love to each other which he felt for them all.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibraryWhether the Movement of the Saints Will be Instantaneous?
Objection 1: It would seem that movement of the saints will be instantaneous. For Augustine says (De Civ. Dei xxii, 30) that "wherever the spirit listeth there will the body be." Now the movement of the will, whereby the spirit wishes to be anywhere, is instantaneous. Therefore the body's movement will be instantaneous. Objection 2: Further, the Philosopher (Phys. iv, 8) proves that there is no movement through a vacuum, because it would follow that something moves instantaneously, since a vacuum …
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica
The Beginning of the New Testament
And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight,
1 Thessalonians 4:1
As for other matters, brothers and sisters, we instructed you how to live in order to please God, as in fact you are living. Now we ask you and urge you in the Lord Jesus to do this more and more.
1 Thessalonians 4:10
And in fact, you do love all of God's family throughout Macedonia. Yet we urge you, brothers and sisters, to do so more and more,
2 Thessalonians 1:3
We ought always to thank God for you, brothers and sisters, and rightly so, because your faith is growing more and more, and the love all of you have for one another is increasing.
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