1 Thessalonians 2:17
Good News Translation
As for us, friends, when we were separated from you for a little while--not in our thoughts, of course, but only in body--how we missed you and how hard we tried to see you again!

Contemporary English Version
My friends, we were kept from coming to you for a while, but we never stopped thinking about you. We were eager to see you and tried our best to visit you in person.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But 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.

New American Bible
Brothers, when we were bereft of you for a short time, in person, not in heart, we were all the more eager in our great desire to see you in person.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

But 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.

in presence.

2 Kings 5:26 But he said: Was not my heart present, when the man turned back, from his chariot, to meet thee? So now thou hast received money, and received garments, to buy oliveyards and vineyards, and sheep, and oxen, and men-servants, and maid-servants.

Acts 17:10 But the brethren immediately sent away Paul and Silas by night unto Berea. Who, when they were come thither, went into the synagogue of the Jews.

1 Corinthians 5:3 I indeed, absent in body but present in spirit, have already judged, as though I were present, him that hath so done,

Colossians 2:5 For though I be absent in body, yet in spirit I am with you, rejoicing, and beholding your order and the steadfastness of your faith which is in Christ.

endeavoured.

1 Thessalonians 3:6,10,11 But now when Timothy came to us from you and related to us your faith and charity, and that you have a good remembrance of us always, desiring to see us as we also to see you: . . .

Genesis 31:30 Suppose thou didst desire to go to thy friends, and hadst a longing after thy father's house: why hast thou stolen away my gods?

Genesis 45:28 And he said: It is enough for me if Joseph, my son, be yet living: I will go and see him before I die.

Genesis 48:11 And said to his son: I am not deprived of seeing thee; moreover God hath shewn me thy seed.

2 Samuel 13:39 And king David ceased to pursue after Absalom, because he was comforted concerning the death of Ammon.

Psalm 63:1 A psalm of David while he was in the desert of Edom. [2] O God, my God, to thee do I watch at break of day. For thee my soul hath thirsted; for thee my flesh, O how many ways!

Luke 22:15 And he said to them: With desire I have desired to eat this pasch with you, before I suffer.

Romans 1:13 And I would not have you ignorant, brethren, that I have often purposed to come unto you (and have been hindered hitherto) that I might have some fruit among you also, even as among other Gentiles.

Romans 15:23 But now, having no more place in these countries and having a great desire these many years past to come unto you,

Philippians 1:22-26 And if to live in the flesh: this is to me the fruit of labour. And what I shall choose I know not. . . .

Context
Paul's Longing to Visit
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. 18For we would have come unto you, I Paul indeed, once and again: but Satan hath hindered us.…
Cross References
Luke 12:58
And when thou goest with thy adversary to the prince, whilst thou art in the way, endeavour to be delivered from him: lest perhaps he draw thee to he judge, and the judge deliver thee to the exacter, and the exacter cast thee into prison.

1 Corinthians 5:3
I indeed, absent in body but present in spirit, have already judged, as though I were present, him that hath so done,

1 Thessalonians 3:10
Night and day more abundantly praying that we may see your face and may accomplish those things that are wanting to your faith?

Additional Translations
Brothers, 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.

But we, having been bereaved of you, brothers, for the time of an hour--in face, not in heart--were more abundantly eager with great desire to see your face.

But we, brothers, being taken from you for a short time in presence, not in heart, endeavored the more abundantly to see your face with great desire.

But we, brethren, being bereaved of you for a short season, in presence not in heart, endeavored the more exceedingly to see your face with great desire:

But we, brethren, having been bereaved of you and separated for a little moment in person, not in heart, have used more abundant diligence to see your face with much desire;

But we, brethren, being bereaved of you for a short season, in presence, not in heart, endeavoured the more exceedingly to see your face with great desire:

But we, brethren, being taken from you for a short time in presence, not in heart, endeavored the more abundantly to see your face with great desire.

But we, brethren, having been for a short time separated from you in bodily presence, though not in heart, endeavoured all the more earnestly, with intense longing, to see you face to face.

But we, brothers, being bereaved of you for a short season, in presence, not in heart, tried even harder to see your face with great desire,

And we, brethren, having been taken from you for the space of an hour -- in presence, not in heart -- did hasten the more abundantly to see your face in much desire,
Jump to Previous
Abundant Abundantly Bereaved Bodily Body Desire Eagerly Earnestly Endeavored Endeavoured Exceedingly Face Great Harder Heart Intense Longing Presence Season Separated Short Thought Time Torn Tried Used
Jump to Next
Abundant Abundantly Bereaved Bodily Body Desire Eagerly Earnestly Endeavored Endeavoured Exceedingly Face Great Harder Heart Intense Longing Presence Season Separated Short Thought Time Torn Tried Used
Links
1 Thessalonians 2:17 NIV
1 Thessalonians 2:17 NLT
1 Thessalonians 2:17 ESV
1 Thessalonians 2:17 NASB
1 Thessalonians 2:17 KJV

1 Thessalonians 2:17 Bible Apps
1 Thessalonians 2:17 Biblia Paralela
1 Thessalonians 2:17 Chinese Bible
1 Thessalonians 2:17 French Bible
1 Thessalonians 2:17 German Bible

Alphabetical: in a all away been brethren brothers But desire eager effort every face for from great having in intense longing made more not of our out person see short spirit-were taken the thought time to torn we were when while-in with you your

NT Letters: 1 Thessalonians 2:17 But we brothers being bereaved of you (1 Thess. 1 Thes. 1Th iTh i Th) Bible Study Resources, Dictionary, Concordance and Search Tools

1 Thessalonians 2:16
Top of Page
Top of Page