1 Thessalonians 2:18
Good News Translation
We wanted to return to you. I myself tried to go back more than once, but Satan would not let us.

Contemporary English Version
We really wanted to come. I myself tried several times, but Satan always stopped us.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For we would have come unto you, I Paul indeed, once and again: but Satan hath hindered us.

New American Bible
We decided to go to you—I, Paul, not only once but more than once—yet Satan thwarted us.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

For we would have come unto you, I Paul indeed, once and again: but Satan hath hindered us.

even.

1 Corinthians 16:21 The salutation of me Paul, with my own hand.

Colossians 4:18 The salutation of Paul with my own hand. Be mindful of my bands. Grace be with you. Amen.

2 Thessalonians 3:17 The salutation of Paul with my own hand: which is the sign in every epistle. So I write.

Philemon 1:9 For charity sake I rather beseech, whereas thou art such a one, as Paul, an old man and now a prisoner also of Jesus Christ.

once.

Job 33:14 God speaketh once, and repeateth not the selfsame thing the second time.

Philippians 4:16 For unto Thessalonica also you sent once and again for my use.

Satan.

Zechariah 3:1,2 And the Lord shewed me Jesus the high priest standing before the angel of the Lord: and Satan stood on his right hand to be his adversary. . . .

Romans 1:13 And I would not have you ignorant, brethren, that I have often purposed to come unto you (and have been hindered hitherto) that I might have some fruit among you also, even as among other Gentiles.

Romans 15:22 For which cause also, I was hindered very much from coming to you and have been kept away till now.

2 Corinthians 11:12-14 But what I do, that I will do: that I may cut off the occasion from them that desire occasion: that wherein they glory, they may be found even as we. . . .

Revelation 2:10 Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer. Behold, the devil will cast some of you into prison, that you may be tried: and you shall have tribulation ten days. Be thou faithful unto death: and I will give thee the crown of life.

Revelation 12:9-12 And that great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, who is called the devil and Satan, who seduceth the whole world. And he was cast unto the earth: and his angels were thrown down with him. . . .

Context
Paul's Longing to Visit
17But we, brethren, being taken away from you for a short time, in sight, not in heart, have hastened the more abundantly to see your face with great desire. 18For we would have come unto you, I Paul indeed, once and again: but Satan hath hindered us. 19For what is our hope or joy or crown of glory? Are not you, in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ at his coming?…
Cross References
Matthew 4:10
Then Jesus saith to him: Begone, Satan: for it is written: The Lord thy God shalt thou adore, and him only shalt thou serve.

Romans 1:13
And I would not have you ignorant, brethren, that I have often purposed to come unto you (and have been hindered hitherto) that I might have some fruit among you also, even as among other Gentiles.

Romans 15:22
For which cause also, I was hindered very much from coming to you and have been kept away till now.

Philippians 4:16
For unto Thessalonica also you sent once and again for my use.

Additional Translations
For we wanted to come to you—indeed I, Paul, tried again and again—but Satan obstructed us.

Therefore we wanted to come to you--indeed I Paul, both once and twice--and Satan hindered us.

Why we would have come to you, even I Paul, once and again; but Satan hindered us.

because we would fain have come unto you, I Paul once and again; and Satan hindered us.

wherefore we have desired to come to you, even I Paul, both once and twice, and Satan has hindered us.

because we would fain have come unto you, I Paul once and again; and Satan hindered us.

Wherefore we would have come to you, even I Paul, once and again; but Satan hindered us.

On this account we wanted to come to you--at least I Paul wanted again and again to do so--but Satan hindered us.

because we wanted to come to you--indeed, I, Paul, once and again--but Satan hindered us.

wherefore we wished to come unto you, (I indeed Paul,) both once and again, and the Adversary did hinder us;
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