who killed both the Lord Jesus and the prophets, and drove us out; they displease God and oppose everyone
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by hindering us from speaking to the Gentiles so that they may be saved. Thus they have constantly been filling up the measure of their sins; but God's wrath has overtaken them at last.
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As for us, brothers and sisters, when, for a short time, we were made orphans by being separated from you—in person, not in heart—we longed with great eagerness to see you face to face.
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For we wanted to come to you—certainly I, Paul, wanted to again and again—but Satan blocked our way.
For what is our hope or joy or crown of boasting before our Lord Jesus at his coming? Is it not you?
Yes, you are our glory and joy!