1 Thessalonians 2:18
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New International Version
For we wanted to come to you--certainly I, Paul, did, again and again--but Satan blocked our way.

New Living Translation
We wanted very much to come to you, and I, Paul, tried again and again, but Satan prevented us.

English Standard Version
because we wanted to come to you—I, Paul, again and again—but Satan hindered us.

Berean Study Bible
For we wanted to come to you--indeed I, Paul, tried again and again--but Satan obstructed us.

Berean Literal Bible
Therefore we wanted to come to you--indeed I Paul, both once and twice--and Satan hindered us.

New American Standard Bible
For we wanted to come to you-- I, Paul, more than once-- and yet Satan hindered us.

King James Bible
Wherefore we would have come unto you, even I Paul, once and again; but Satan hindered us.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So we wanted to come to you--even I, Paul, time and again--but Satan hindered us.

International Standard Version
That is why we wanted to come to you. Certainly I, Paul, wanted to come time and again, but Satan blocked our way.

NET Bible
For we wanted to come to you (I, Paul, in fact tried again and again) but Satan thwarted us.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And we wished to come to you, I Paul, once and twice, and Satan hindered me.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
We wanted to visit you. I, Paul, wanted to visit you twice already, but Satan made that impossible.

New American Standard 1977
For we wanted to come to you—I, Paul, more than once—and yet Satan thwarted us.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Therefore we would have come unto you, even I, Paul, once and again, but Satan hindered us.

King James 2000 Bible
Therefore we would have come unto you, even I Paul, once and again; but Satan hindered us.

American King James Version
Why we would have come to you, even I Paul, once and again; but Satan hindered us.

American Standard Version
because we would fain have come unto you, I Paul once and again; and Satan hindered us.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For we would have come unto you, I Paul indeed, once and again: but Satan hath hindered us.

Darby Bible Translation
wherefore we have desired to come to you, even I Paul, both once and twice, and Satan has hindered us.

English Revised Version
because we would fain have come unto you, I Paul once and again; and Satan hindered us.

Webster's Bible Translation
Wherefore we would have come to you, even I Paul, once and again; but Satan hindered us.

Weymouth New Testament
On this account we wanted to come to you--at least I Paul wanted again and again to do so--but Satan hindered us.

World English Bible
because we wanted to come to you--indeed, I, Paul, once and again--but Satan hindered us.

Young's Literal Translation
wherefore we wished to come unto you, (I indeed Paul,) both once and again, and the Adversary did hinder us;
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
2:17-20 This world is not a place where we are to be always, or long together. In heaven holy souls shall meet, and never part more. And though the apostle could not come to them yet, and thought he might never be able to come, yet our Lord Jesus Christ will come; nothing shall hinder that. May God give faithful ministers to all who serve him with their spirit in the gospel of his Son, and send them to all who are in darkness
Study Bible
Paul's Longing to Visit
17Brothers, although we were torn away from you for a short time (in person, not in heart), our desire to see you face to face was even more intense. 18For we wanted to come to you — indeed I, Paul, tried again and again — but Satan obstructed us. 19After all, who is our hope, our joy, our crown of boasting, if it is not you yourselves in the presence of our Lord Jesus at His coming?…
Cross References
Matthew 4:10
"Away from me, Satan!" Jesus declared. "For it is written: 'Worship the Lord your God and serve Him only.'"

Romans 1:13
I do not want you to be unaware, brothers, how often I planned to come to you (but have been prevented from visiting until now), in order that I might have a harvest among you, just as I have had among the other Gentiles.

Romans 15:22
That is why I have often been hindered from coming to you.

Philippians 4:16
For even while I was in Thessalonica, you provided for my needs once and again.
Treasury of Scripture

Why we would have come to you, even I Paul, once and again; but Satan hindered us.

even.

1 Corinthians 16:21 The salutation of me Paul with my own hand.

Colossians 4:18 The salutation by the hand of me Paul. Remember my bonds. Grace …

2 Thessalonians 3:17 The salutation of Paul with my own hand, which is the token in every …

Philemon 1:9 Yet for love's sake I rather beseech you, being such an one as Paul …

once.

Job 33:14 For God speaks once, yes twice, yet man perceives it not.

Philippians 4:16 For even in Thessalonica you sent once and again to my necessity.

Satan.

Zechariah 3:1,2 And he showed me Joshua the high priest standing before the angel …

Romans 1:13 Now I would not have you ignorant, brothers, that oftentimes I purposed …

Romans 15:22 For which cause also I have been much hindered from coming to you.

2 Corinthians 11:12-14 But what I do, that I will do, that I may cut off occasion from them …

Revelation 2:10 Fear none of those things which you shall suffer: behold, the devil …

Revelation 12:9-12 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, …

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