1 Thessalonians 2:15-20 NIV

15 who killed the Lord Jesus and the prophets and also drove us out. They displease God and are hostile to everyone

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16 in their effort to keep us from speaking to the Gentiles so that they may be saved. In this way they always heap up their sins to the limit. The wrath of God has come upon them at last.a

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    • d 2:16 - Or "them fully"
      17 But, brothers and sisters, when we were orphaned by being separated from you for a short time (in person, not in thought), out of our intense longing we made every effort to see you.

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      18 For we wanted to come to you—certainly I, Paul, did, again and again—but Satan blocked our way.

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      19 For what is our hope, our joy, or the crown in which we will glory in the presence of our Lord Jesus when he comes? Is it not you?

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      20 Indeed, you are our glory and joy.

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