1 Thessalonians 2:16
Good News Translation
They even tried to stop us from preaching to the Gentiles the message that would bring them salvation. In this way they have brought to completion all the sins they have always committed. And now God's anger has at last come down on them!

Contemporary English Version
They keep us from speaking his message to the Gentiles and from leading them to be saved. They have always gone too far with their sins. Now God has finally become angry and will punish them.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Prohibiting us to speak to the Gentiles, that they may be saved, to fill up their sins always: for the wrath of God is come upon them to the end.

New American Bible
trying to prevent us from speaking to the Gentiles that they may be saved, thus constantly filling up the measure of their sins. But the wrath of God has finally begun to come upon them.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Prohibiting us to speak to the Gentiles, that they may be saved, to fill up their sins always: for the wrath of God is come upon them to the end.

Forbidding.

Acts 11:2,3,17,18 And when Peter was come up to Jerusalem, they that were of the circumcision contended with him, . . .

Acts 13:50 But the Jews stirred up religious and honourable women and the chief men of the city: and raised persecution against Paul and Barnabas: and cast them out of their coasts.

Acts 14:5,19 And when there was an assault made by the Gentiles and the Jews with their rulers, to use them contumeliously and to stone them: . . .

Acts 17:5,6,13 But the Jews, moved with envy and taking unto them some wicked men of the vulgar sort and making a tumult, set the city in an uproar: and besetting Jason's house, sought to bring them out unto the people. . . .

Acts 18:12,13 But when Gallio was proconsul of Achaia, the Jews with one accord rose up against Paul and brought him to the judgment seat, . . .

Acts 19:9 But when some were hardened and believed not, speaking evil of the way of the Lord before the multitude, departing from them, he separated the disciples, disputing daily in the school of one Tyrannus.

Acts 21:27-31 But when the seven days were drawing to an end, those Jews that were of Asia, when they saw him in the temple, stirred up all the people and laid hands upon him, crying out: . . .

Acts 22:21,22 And he said to me: Go, for unto the Gentiles afar off will I send thee. . . .

Galatians 5:11 And I, brethren, if I yet preach circumcision, why do I yet suffer persecution? Then is the scandal of the cross made void.

Ephesians 3:8,13 To me, the least of all the saints, is given this grace, to preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ: . . .

that.

Isaiah 45:22 Be converted to me, and you shall be saved, all ye ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is no other.

Mark 16:16 He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved: but he that believeth not shall he condemned.

Acts 4:12 Neither is there salvation in any other. For there is no other name under heaven given to men, whereby we must be saved.

Romans 10:13-15 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. . . .

2 Thessalonians 2:10 And in all seduction of iniquity to them that perish: because they receive not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. Therefore God shall send them the operation of error, to believe lying:

1 Timothy 2:4 Who will have all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.

to fill.

Genesis 15:16 But in the fourth generation they shall return hither: for as yet the iniquities of the Amorrhites are not at the full until this present time.

Zechariah 5:6-8 And I said: What is it? And he said: This is a vessel going forth. And he said: This is their eye in all the earth. . . .

Matthew 23:32 Fill ye up then the measure of your fathers.

for.

Joel 2:30,31 And I will shew wonders in heaven; and in earth, blood, and fire, and vapour of smoke. . . .

Malachi 4:1,5 For behold the day shall come kindled as a furnace: and all the proud, and all that do wickedly shall be stubble: and the day that cometh shall set them on fire, saith the Lord of hosts, it shall not leave them root, nor branch. . . .

Matthew 3:7-10,12 And seeing many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming to his baptism, he said to them: Ye brood of vipers, who hath shewed you to flee from the wrath to come? . . .

Matthew 12:45 Then he goeth, and taketh with him seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter in and dwell there: and the last state of that man is made worse than the first. So shall it be also to this wicked generation.

Matthew 21:41-44 They say to him: He will bring those evil men to an evil end and let out his vineyard to other husbandmen that shall render him the fruit in due season. . . .

Matthew 22:6,7 And the rest laid hands on his servants and, having treated them contumeliously, put them to death. . . .

Matthew 24:6,14,21,22 And you shall hear of wars and rumours of wars. See that ye be not troubled. For these things must come to pass: but the end is not yet. . . .

Luke 11:50,51 That the blood of all the prophets which was shed from the foundation of the world may be required of this generation, . . .

Luke 19:42-44 If thou also hadst known, and that in this thy day, the things that are to thy peace: but now they are hidden from thy eyes. . . .

Luke 21:20-24 And when you shall see Jerusalem compassed about with an army, then know that the desolation thereof is at hand. . . .

Hebrews 6:8 But that which bringeth forth thorns and briers is reprobate and very near unto a curse: whose end is to be burnt.

Hebrews 10:27-30 But a certain dreadful expectation of judgment, and the rage of a fire which shall consume the adversaries. . . .

James 5:1-6 Go to now, ye rich men: weep and howl in your miseries, which shall come upon you. . . .

Revelation 22:11 He that hurteth, let him hurt still: and he that is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is just, let him be justified still: and he that is holy, let him be sanctified still.

Context
Paul's Ministry
15Who both killed the Lord Jesus, and the prophets, and have persecuted us, and please not God, and are adversaries to all men; 16Prohibiting us to speak to the Gentiles, that they may be saved, to fill up their sins always: for the wrath of God is come upon them to the end. 17But we, brethren, being taken away from you for a short time, in sight, not in heart, have hastened the more abundantly to see your face with great desire.…
Cross References
Genesis 15:16
But in the fourth generation they shall return hither: for as yet the iniquities of the Amorrhites are not at the full until this present time.

Daniel 8:23
And after their reign, when iniquities shall be grown up, there shall arise a king of a shameless face, and understanding dark sentences.

Matthew 23:32
Fill ye up then the measure of your fathers.

Acts 9:23
And when many days were passed, the Jews consulted together to kill him.

Acts 13:45
And the Jews, seeing the multitudes, were filled with envy and contradicted those things which were said by Paul, blaspheming.

Acts 13:50
But the Jews stirred up religious and honourable women and the chief men of the city: and raised persecution against Paul and Barnabas: and cast them out of their coasts.

Acts 14:2
But the unbelieving Jews stirred up and incensed the minds of the Gentiles against the brethren.

Acts 14:5
And when there was an assault made by the Gentiles and the Jews with their rulers, to use them contumeliously and to stone them:

Acts 17:5
But the Jews, moved with envy and taking unto them some wicked men of the vulgar sort and making a tumult, set the city in an uproar: and besetting Jason's house, sought to bring them out unto the people.

Acts 17:13
And when the Jews of Thessalonica had knowledge that the word of God was also preached by Paul at Berea, they came thither also, stirring up and troubling the multitude.

Acts 18:12
But when Gallio was proconsul of Achaia, the Jews with one accord rose up against Paul and brought him to the judgment seat,

Acts 21:21
Now they have heard of thee that thou teachest those Jews, who are among the Gentiles to depart from Moses: saying that they ought not to circumcise their children, nor walk according to the custom.

Acts 21:27
But when the seven days were drawing to an end, those Jews that were of Asia, when they saw him in the temple, stirred up all the people and laid hands upon him, crying out:

Acts 22:22
And they heard him until this word and then lifted up their voice, saying: Away with such an one from the earth. For it is not fit that he should live.

Acts 23:12
And when day was come, some of the Jews gathered together and bound themselves under a curse, saying that they would neither eat nor drink till they killed Paul.

Acts 24:9
And the Jews also added and said that these things were so.

Acts 25:2
And the chief priests and principal men of the Jews went unto him against Paul: and they besought him,

Acts 25:7
Who being brought, the Jews stood about him, who were come down from Jerusalem, objecting many and grievious causes, which they could not prove:

1 Corinthians 10:33
As I also in all things please all men, not seeking that which is profitable to myself but to many: that they may be saved.

1 Thessalonians 1:10
And to wait for his Son from heaven (whom he raised up from the dead), Jesus, who hath delivered us from the wrath to come.

Additional Translations
hindering us from telling the Gentiles how they may be saved. As a result, they continue to heap up their sins to full capacity; the utmost wrath has come upon them.

forbidding us to speak to the Gentiles that they might be saved, so as always to fill up their sins. Now the wrath has come upon them to the utmost.

Forbidding us to speak to the Gentiles that they might be saved, to fill up their sins always: for the wrath is come on them to the uttermost.

forbidding us to speak to the Gentiles that they may be saved; to fill up their sins always: but the wrath is come upon them to the uttermost.

forbidding us to speak to the nations that they may be saved, that they may fill up their sins always: but wrath has come upon them to the uttermost.

forbidding us to speak to the Gentiles that they may be saved; to fill up their sins alway: but the wrath is come upon them to the uttermost.

Forbidding us to speak to the Gentiles that they may be saved, to fill up their sins always: for the wrath is come upon them to the uttermost.

for they still try to prevent our preaching to the Gentiles so that they may find salvation. They thus continually fill up the measure of their own sins, and God's anger in its severest form has overtaken them.

forbidding us to speak to the Gentiles that they may be saved; to fill up their sins always. But wrath has come on them to the uttermost.

forbidding us to speak to the nations that they might be saved, to fill up their sins always, but the anger did come upon them -- to the end!
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