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

Read 1 Thessalonians 2:18 Using Other Translations

Wherefore we would have come unto you, even I Paul, once and again; but Satan hindered us.
because we wanted to come to you--I, Paul, again and again--but Satan hindered us.
We wanted very much to come to you, and I, Paul, tried again and again, but Satan prevented us.