Parallel Verses

Bible in Basic English

Who, to make the measure of their sins complete, kept us from giving the word of salvation to the Gentiles: but the wrath of God is about to come on them in the fullest degree.

New American Standard Bible

hindering us from speaking to the Gentiles so that they may be saved; with the result that they always fill up the measure of their sins. But wrath has come upon them to the utmost.

King James Version

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

Holman Bible

hindering us from speaking to the Gentiles so that they may be saved. As a result, they are always completing the number of their sins, and wrath has overtaken them at last.

International Standard Version

as they try to keep us from telling the gentiles how they can be saved. As a result, they are constantly adding to the number of sins they have committed. However, wrath has overtaken them at last!

A Conservative Version

Forbidding us to speak to the Gentiles so that they might be saved, in order to fill up their sins always. But wrath came upon them finally.

American Standard Version

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.

Amplified

Forbidding and hindering us from speaking to the Gentiles (the nations) that they may be saved. So as always they fill up [to the brim the measure of] their sins. But God's wrath has come upon them at last [completely and forever]!

An Understandable Version

for they [even] try to prevent us from speaking to the Gentiles, so that they can be saved. [In doing this] they are always piling up one sin on another. But the wrath [of God] has come upon them at last [or, "completely"].

Anderson New Testament

forbidding us to speak to the Gentiles that they may be saved, in order that they may fill up their sins at all times: but the wrath is coming upon them to the full.

Common New Testament

hindering us from speaking to the Gentiles so that they may be saved; with the result that they always fill up the measure of their sins. But wrath has come upon them at last.

Daniel Mace New Testament

who by obstructing our endeavours to save the Gentiles, continue to fill up the measure of their enormities; for which consummate vengeance is falling upon them.

Darby Translation

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.

Godbey New Testament

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

Goodspeed New Testament

try to keep us from speaking to the heathen so that they may be saved, so as always to fill up the measure of their sins. But God's wrath has overtaken them at last!

John Wesley New Testament

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

Julia Smith Translation

Hindering us from speaking to the nations that they might be saved, to fill up their sins always: and the wrath of God has come before upon them even to the end.

King James 2000

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

Lexham Expanded Bible

hindering us from speaking to the Gentiles in order that they may be saved, so that [they] always fill up their sins. But wrath has come upon them to the end.

Modern King James verseion

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

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

and forbid us to preach unto the gentiles, that they might be saved, to fulfill their sins always: For the wrath of God is come on them, even to the utmost.

Moffatt New Testament

by hindering us from speaking words of salvation to the Gentiles. So they would fill up the measure of their sins to the last drop! But the Wrath is on them to the bitter end!

Montgomery New Testament

They forbid me to speak to the Gentiles with a view to their salvation. They continue always to fill up the measure of their sins; but the wrath of God is come upon them to the full!

NET Bible

because they hinder us from speaking to the Gentiles so that they may be saved. Thus they constantly fill up their measure of sins, but wrath has come upon them completely.

New Heart English Bible

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.

Noyes New Testament

hindering us from speaking to the gentiles that they may be saved,to fill up their sins always! But the wrath is come upon them to the end.

Sawyer New Testament

forbidding us to speak to the gentiles that they may be saved, that they may fill up their sins always; and the wrath has come on them to the utmost.

The Emphasized Bible

Hindering us from speaking, unto the nations, that they might be saved, to the filling up of their own sins, continually; but anger hath overtaken them at length.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

forbidding us to speak to the Gentiles, that they might be saved, to fill up the measure of their iniquities always: but wrath is coming upon them to the extremity.

Twentieth Century New Testament

For they would prevent us from speaking to the Gentiles with a view to their Salvation, and thus are always 'filling up the measure of their iniquity.' But the Wrath of God has come upon them to the full!

Webster

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.

Weymouth New Testament

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.

Williams New Testament

by trying to keep us from speaking to the heathen, so that they may be saved, so as always to fill to the brim the cup of their sins. But at last God's wrath has come upon them.

World English Bible

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.

Worrell New Testament

forbidding us to speak to the gentiles, that they might be saved, for the filling up of their sins always; and the wrath came upon them to the uttermost.

Worsley New Testament

forbidding us to speak to the Gentiles that they might be saved, thus going on to fill up their sins perpetually: but wrath is coming upon them to extremity.

Youngs Literal Translation

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!

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
κωλύω 
Koluo 
Usage: 15

us
ἡμᾶς 
hemas 
us, we, our, us-ward 9, not tr
Usage: 170

to speak
λαλέω 
Laleo 
Usage: 235

to the Gentiles
ἔθνος 
Ethnos 
Usage: 132

ἵνα 
Hina 
that, to,
Usage: 472

σώζω 
Sozo 
Usage: 79

to
εἰς 
Eis 
εἰς 
Eis 
into, to, unto, for, in, on, toward, against,
into, to, unto, for, in, on, toward, against,
Usage: 1267
Usage: 1267

fill up
ἀναπληρόω 
Anapleroo 
Usage: 5


Usage: 0

ἁμαρτία 
Hamartia 
Usage: 143

πάντοτε 
Pantote 
Usage: 30

for
δέ 
De 
but, and, now, then, also, yet, yea, so, moreover, nevertheless, for, even, , not tr
Usage: 2184

the wrath
ὀργή 
Orge 
Usage: 35

is come
φθάνω 
Phthano 
Usage: 5

ἐπί 
Epi 
on, in, upon, unto, to,
Usage: 644


Usage: 0

Devotionals

Devotionals containing 1 Thessalonians 2:16

Context Readings

The Thessalonians' Response To Paul's Message

15 Who put to death the Lord Jesus and the prophets, violently driving us out; who are unpleasing to God and against all men; 16 Who, to make the measure of their sins complete, kept us from giving the word of salvation to the Gentiles: but the wrath of God is about to come on them in the fullest degree. 17 But we, my brothers, being away from you for a short time, in body but not in heart, had all the more desire to see your face;


Cross References

Acts 13:50

But the Jews, working up the feelings of the God-fearing women of high position and of the chief men of the town, got an attack started against Paul and Barnabas, driving them out of those parts.

Genesis 15:16

And in the fourth generation they will come back here; for at present the sin of the Amorite is not full.

Matthew 23:32

Make full, then, the measure of your fathers.

Acts 14:19

But some Jews came to that place from Antioch and Iconium, and got control over the people; and after stoning Paul, they had him pulled out of the town, taking him for dead.

Acts 17:13

But when the Jews of Thessalonica had news that Paul was preaching the word at Beroea, they came there, troubling the people and working them up.

Acts 13:45

But when the Jews saw such a great number of people, they were full of envy and said evil words against Paul's preaching.

Acts 14:5

And when a violent attempt was made by the Gentiles and the Jews, with their rulers, to make an attack on them and have them stoned,

Acts 22:21-22

And he said to me, Go, for I will send you far away to the Gentiles.

Galatians 5:11

But I, brothers, if I am still preaching circumcision, why am I still attacked? then has the shame of the cross been taken away.

2 Thessalonians 2:10

And with every deceit of wrongdoing among those whose fate is destruction; because they were quite without that love of the true faith by which they might have salvation.

Isaiah 45:22

Let your hearts be turned to me, so that you may have salvation, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is no other.

Joel 2:30-31

And I will let wonders be seen in the heavens and on the earth, blood and fire and pillars of smoke.

Zechariah 5:6-8

And I said, What is it? And he said, This is an ephah which is going out. And he said further, This is their evil-doing in all the land.

Malachi 4:1

For see, the day is coming, it is burning like an oven; all the men of pride and all who do evil will be dry stems of grass: and in the day which is coming they will be burned up, says the Lord of armies, till they have not a root or a branch.

Malachi 4:5

See, I am sending you Elijah the prophet before the day of the Lord comes, that great day, greatly to be feared.

Matthew 3:7-10

But when he saw a number of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming to his baptism, he said to them, Offspring of snakes, at whose word are you going in flight from the wrath to come?

Matthew 3:12

In whose hand is the instrument with which he will make clean his grain; he will put the good grain in his store, but the waste will be burned up in the fire which will never be put out.

Matthew 12:45

Then he goes and takes with him seven other spirits worse than himself, and they go in and make it their living-place: and the last condition of that man is worse than the first. Even so will it be with this evil generation.

Matthew 21:41-44

They say to him, He will put those cruel men to a cruel death, and will let out the vine-garden to other workmen, who will give him the fruit when it is ready.

Matthew 22:6-7

And the rest put violent hands on his servants, and did evil to them, and put them to death.

Matthew 24:6

And news will come to you of wars and talk of wars: do not be troubled, for these things have to be; but it is still not the end.

Matthew 24:14

And this good news of the kingdom will be given through all the world for a witness to all nations; and then the end will come.

Matthew 24:21-22

Because in those days there will be great sorrow, such as there has not been from the start of the world till now, or ever will be.

Mark 16:16

He who has faith and is given baptism will get salvation; but he who has not faith will be judged.

Luke 11:50-51

So that punishment may come on this generation for the blood of all the prophets which was given from the earliest days;

Luke 19:42-44

Saying, If you, even you, had knowledge today, of the things which give peace! but you are not able to see them.

Luke 21:20-24

But when you see armies all round about Jerusalem, then be certain that her destruction is near.

Acts 4:12

And in no other is there salvation: for there is no other name under heaven, given among men, through which we may have salvation.

Acts 11:2-3

And when Peter came to Jerusalem, those who kept the rule of circumcision had an argument with him,

Acts 11:17-18

If then God gave them, when they had faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, the same as he gave to us, who was I to go against God?

Acts 14:2

But those Jews who had not the faith, made the minds of the Gentiles bitter against the brothers.

Acts 17:5-6

But the Jews, being moved with envy, took with them certain low persons from among the common people, and getting together a great number of people, made an outcry in the town, attacking the house of Jason with the purpose of taking them out to the people.

Acts 18:12-13

But when Gallio was ruler of Achaia, all the Jews together made an attack on Paul, and took him to the judge's seat,

Acts 19:9

But because some of the people were hard-hearted and would not give hearing, saying evil words about the Way before the people, he went away from them, and kept the disciples separate, reasoning every day in the school of Tyrannus.

Acts 21:27-31

And when the seven days were almost ended, the Jews from Asia, seeing him in the Temple, got the people together and put their hands on him,

Romans 10:13-15

Because, Whoever will give worship to the name of the Lord will get salvation.

Ephesians 3:8

To me, who am less than the least of all the saints, was this grace given, so that I might make clear to the Gentiles the good news of the unending wealth of Christ:

Ephesians 3:13

For this reason it is my prayer that you may not become feeble because of my troubles for you, which are your glory.

1 Thessalonians 1:10

Waiting for his Son from heaven, who came back from the dead, even Jesus, our Saviour from the wrath to come.

1 Timothy 2:4

Whose desire is that all men may have salvation and come to the knowledge of what is true.

Hebrews 6:8

But if it sends up thorns and evil plants, it is of no use and is ready to be cursed; its only end is to be burned.

Hebrews 10:27-30

But only a great fear of being judged, and of the fire of wrath which will be the destruction of the haters of God.

James 5:1-6

Come now, you men of wealth, give yourselves to weeping and crying because of the bitter troubles which are coming to you.

Revelation 22:11

Let the evil man go on in his evil: and let the unclean be still unclean: and let the upright go on in his righteousness: and let the holy be holy still.

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