|Overview - 1 Thessalonians 2|
|1||In what manner the gospel was brought and preached to the Thessalonians, and in what sort also they received it.|
|18||A reason is rendered both why Paul was so long absent from them, and also why he was so desirous to see them.|
1 Thessalonians 2:17 (King James Version)
But we, brethren, being taken from you for a short time in presence, not in heart, endeavoured the more abundantly to see your face with great desire.