1 Thessalonians 2:17-20 NIV

Paul's Longing to See the Thessalonians

17 But, brothers, when we were torn away from you for a short time (in person, not in thought),1 out of our intense longing we made every effort to see you.2

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18 For we wanted to come to you--certainly I, Paul, did, again and again--but Satan3 stopped us.4

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19 For what is our hope, our joy, or the crown5 in which we will glory6 in the presence of our Lord Jesus when he comes?7 Is it not you?

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20 Indeed, you are our glory8 and joy.

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