2 Timothy 1:3
I thank God, whom I serve from my forefathers with pure conscience…
This argueth that the love of many, as Lot said of Zoar, is but a little one. So weak a spring can have no deep fountain; so small branches no great virtue in the root; and so feeble a flame no abundance of fuel; for causes produce effects proportionable to their internal power, do they not? Try, then, as the truth, so the measure of thine own and thy friends' affection by the outward effects. He that loves much will declare it by many prayers and sundry actions.
(J. Barlow, D. D.)
Parallel VersesKJV: I thank God, whom I serve from my forefathers with pure conscience, that without ceasing I have remembrance of thee in my prayers night and day;