The King James Version Bible

1 Thessalonians 2:16-19

  1. Forbidding us to speak to the Gentiles that they might be saved, to fill up their sins alway: for the wrath is come upon them to the uttermost.

  2. 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.

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

  4. For what is our hope, or joy, or crown of rejoicing? Are not even ye in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ at his coming?