for you all
1:8 for you all. Paul frequently indicated to the churches that he loved and was praying for “you all” (Romans 15:33; I Corinthians 16:24; II Corinthians 13:14; Philippians 1:4,25; I Thessalonians 1:2; II Thessalonians 3:18; Hebrews 13:25; etc.). The phrase was not a southern idiom, but indicated rather that Paul had a long prayer list! Never was there a busier man than Paul, yet he spent much time in prayer. He also preached what he practiced (I Thessalonians 5:17-18; Romans 12:12; Colossians 4:2; Ephesians 5:20.