Parallel Verses

Williams New Testament

Because we did want to come to see you; I mean, that I myself, Paul, wanted again and again to come, but Satan prevented it.

New American Standard Bible

For we wanted to come to you—I, Paul, more than once—and yet Satan hindered us.

King James Version

Wherefore we would have come unto you, even I Paul, once and again; but Satan hindered us.

Holman Bible

So we wanted to come to you—even I, Paul, time and again—but Satan hindered us.

International Standard Version

That is why we wanted to come to you. Certainly I, Paul, wanted to come time and again, but Satan blocked our way.

A Conservative Version

Therefore we wanted to come to you, indeed I, Paul, even once and again, and Satan hindered us.

American Standard Version

because we would fain have come unto you, I Paul once and again; and Satan hindered us.

Amplified

For we wanted to come to you—I, Paul, again and again [wanted to come], but Satan hindered us.

An Understandable Version

For we [really] wanted to come to you [and] I, Paul, [even tried to come] more than once, but Satan prevented us. [Note: This was probably accomplished through the influence of certain people or circumstances].

Anderson New Testament

For this reason, we intended to go to you, (I Paul) both once and again, but Satan hindered us.

Bible in Basic English

For which reason we made attempts to come to you, even I, Paul, once and again; but Satan kept us from coming.

Common New Testament

For we wanted to come to you, I, Paul, again and againbut Satan hindered us.

Daniel Mace New Testament

this I Paul have frequently attempted, but Satan has been my obstacle.

Darby Translation

wherefore we have desired to come to you, even I Paul, both once and twice, and Satan has hindered us.

Godbey New Testament

Because we wish to come to you, I Paul indeed both once and twice; and Satan hindered me.

Goodspeed New Testament

For we resolved to come to see you??, Paul, did so again and again??ut Satan held us back.

John Wesley New Testament

Wherefore we would have come to you (even I Paul) once and again, but Satan hindered us.

Julia Smith Translation

Wherefore we would have come to you, I Paul, truly also once and twice; and the adversary hindered us.

King James 2000

Therefore we would have come unto you, even I Paul, once and again; but Satan hindered us.

Lexham Expanded Bible

because we wanted to come to you--I, Paul, {on more than one occasion}--and Satan hindered us.

Modern King James verseion

Therefore we desired to come to you, truly I, Paul, both once and twice; but Satan hindered us.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

and therefore we would have come unto you, I Paul once and again: but Satan withstood us.

Moffatt New Testament

(We did want to reach you ??I did, I Paul, more than once ??but Satan stopped us.)

Montgomery New Testament

For that reason I would fain have visited you??, Paul, again and again??ut Satan hindered me.

NET Bible

For we wanted to come to you (I, Paul, in fact tried again and again) but Satan thwarted us.

New Heart English Bible

because we wanted to come to you?indeed, I, Paul, once and again?but Satan hindered us.

Noyes New Testament

Wherefore we purposed to come to you, that is, I Paul, once and again; but Satan hindered us.

Sawyer New Testament

For which reason we wished to come to you; I Paul indeed once and again, and Satan hindered us.

The Emphasized Bible

Wherefore, we desired to come unto you - even, I, Paul, both once and again, - and, Satan, thwarted us.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

Therefore we wished to have come unto you, even I Paul, once and again; but Satan prevented us.

Twentieth Century New Testament

That was why we made up our minds to go and see you--at least I, Paul, did, more than once--but Satan put difficulties in our way.

Webster

Wherefore we would have come to you, even I Paul, once and again; but Satan hindered us.

Weymouth New Testament

On this account we wanted to come to you--at least I Paul wanted again and again to do so--but Satan hindered us.

World English Bible

because we wanted to come to you -- indeed, I, Paul, once and again -- but Satan hindered us.

Worrell New Testament

Because we wished to come to you, even I, Paul, both once and again; and Satan hindered us.

Worsley New Testament

Wherefore we would have come unto you (even I Paul) once and again; but Satan hindered us.

Youngs Literal Translation

wherefore we wished to come unto you, (I indeed Paul,) both once and again, and the Adversary did hinder us;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
διό 
Dio 
Usage: 52

we would have
θέλω ἐθέλω 
thelo 
will/would, will/would have, desire, desirous, list, to will,
Usage: 136

ἔρχομαι 
Erchomai 
come, go, , vr come
Usage: 424

πρός 
Pros 
unto, to, with, for, against, among, at, not tr, , vr to
Usage: 412

you
ὑμᾶς 
Humas 
you, ye, for your sakes Trans, not tr,
Usage: 314

μέν 
men 
indeed, verily, truly, not tr,
Usage: 63

I
ἐγώ 
Ego 
I, my, me, not tr
Usage: 174

Παῦλος 
Paulos 
Usage: 162

ἅπαξ 
Hapax 
Usage: 15

and

and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0

δίς 
Dis 
Usage: 4

but

and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0

Σατανᾶς 
Satanas 
Usage: 16

ἐγκόπτω 
Egkopto 
Usage: 3

Verse Info

Context Readings

Paul's Desire To Revisit The Thessalonians

17 Now we, brothers, on our part, when we were separated from you for a little while -- in person but not in heart -- were extremely eager and intensely longing to see you. 18 Because we did want to come to see you; I mean, that I myself, Paul, wanted again and again to come, but Satan prevented it. 19 For what is our hope or happiness or crown of boasting, except you, in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ when He comes?


Cross References

Romans 15:22

This is the reason why I have so often been prevented from coming to see you.

Romans 1:13

Furthermore, I want you to know, brothers, that I have often planned to come to see you (though until now I have been prevented), in order that I may gather some fruit among you too, as I have among the rest of the heathen.

Romans 1:13

Furthermore, I want you to know, brothers, that I have often planned to come to see you (though until now I have been prevented), in order that I may gather some fruit among you too, as I have among the rest of the heathen.

Romans 1:13-2

Furthermore, I want you to know, brothers, that I have often planned to come to see you (though until now I have been prevented), in order that I may gather some fruit among you too, as I have among the rest of the heathen.

Matthew 4:10

Then Jesus said to him, "Be gone, Satan! For the Scripture says, 'You must worship the Lord your God, and serve Him alone.'"

2 Corinthians 11:12-14

And I shall keep on doing as I am, in order to cut the ground from under the feet of those who want an opportunity to show themselves on a level with me in the matters of which they boast.

Revelation 2:10

Do not be so afraid of what you are to suffer. See! The devil is going to throw some of you into prison to be tested there and for ten days to suffer pressing troubles. Each one of you must prove to be faithful, even if you have to die, and I will give you the crown of life.

Revelation 12:9-12

So the huge dragon, the ancient serpent, called the devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world, was hurled down to the earth, and his angels were hurled down with him.

Philippians 4:16

Even while I was at Thessalonica you sent money more than once for my needs.

1 Corinthians 16:21

The final greeting is mine -- Paul's -- with my own hand.

Colossians 4:18

This farewell greeting is in my own hand, from Paul. Remember that I am still a prisoner. Spiritual blessing be with you.

2 Thessalonians 3:17

This greeting is in my own hand, Paul's; it is the mark in every letter of mine. This is my handwriting.

2 Thessalonians 3:17

This greeting is in my own hand, Paul's; it is the mark in every letter of mine. This is my handwriting.

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