17 But we, brothers and sisters, having been orphaned from you by absence for a [a]short while—(A)in [b]person, not in [c]spirit—were all the more eager with great desire (B)to see your face. 18 [d]For (C)we wanted to come to you—I, Paul, [e](D)more than once—and (E)Satan (F)hindered us. 19 For who is our hope, or (G)joy or crown of pride, in the presence of our Lord Jesus at His [f](H)coming? Or is it not indeed you? 20 For you are (I)our glory and joy.

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  1. 1 Thessalonians 2:17 Lit occasion of an hour
  2. 1 Thessalonians 2:17 Lit face
  3. 1 Thessalonians 2:17 Lit heart
  4. 1 Thessalonians 2:18 Or Because
  5. 1 Thessalonians 2:18 Lit both once and twice
  6. 1 Thessalonians 2:19 Or presence