15 (A)who killed both the Lord Jesus and (B)the prophets, and drove us out, and displease God and (C)oppose all mankind 16 (D)by hindering us from speaking to the Gentiles that they might be saved—so as always (E)to fill up the measure of their sins. But (F)wrath has come upon them at last![a]

Paul's Longing to See Them Again

17 But since we were torn away from you, brothers, for a short time, (G)in person not in heart, we endeavored the more eagerly and with great desire (H)to see you face to face, 18 because we wanted to come to you—I, Paul, again and again—but Satan (I)hindered us.

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Thessalonians 2:16 Or completely, or forever

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