1 Thessalonians 2:16

“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.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Forbidding vs to speake to the Gentiles, that they might bee saued, to fill vp their sinnes alway: for the wrath is come vpon them to the vttermost.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

hindering us from speaking to the Gentiles so that they may be saved; with the result that they always fill up the measure of their sins. But wrath has come upon them to the utmost.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

forbidding us to speak to the Gentiles that they may be saved; to fill up their sins always: but the wrath is come upon them to the uttermost.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Who, to make the measure of their sins complete, kept us from giving the word of salvation to the Gentiles: but the wrath of God is about to come on them in the fullest degree.
- Basic English Bible

forbidding us to speak to the nations that they may be saved, that they may fill up their sins always: but wrath has come upon them to the uttermost.
- Darby Bible

Forbidding us to speak to the Gentiles that they may be saved, to fill up their sins always: for the wrath is come upon them to the uttermost.
- Webster's Bible

for they still try to prevent our preaching to the Gentiles so that they may find salvation. They thus continually fill up the measure of their own sins, and God's anger in its severest form has overtaken them.
- Weymouth Bible

forbidding us to speak to the Gentiles that they may be saved; to fill up their sins always. But wrath has come on them to the uttermost.
- World English Bible

forbedinge vs to speke to hethene men, that thei be maad saaf, that thei fille her synnes euere more; for the wraththe of God cam on hem in to the ende.
- Wycliffe Bible

forbidding us to speak to the nations that they might be saved, to fill up their sins always, but the anger did come upon them -- to the end!
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Thessalonians 2:16


2:16 To fill up - The measure of their sins always, as they have ever done. But the vengeance of God is come upon them - Hath overtaken them unawares, whilst they were seeking to destroy others, and will speedily complete their destruction.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Thessalonians 2:16


1Th 2:16 Forbidding us to speak to the Gentiles. Nothing created such animosity on the part of the Jews as preaching the gospel to the Gentiles. See Ac 22:21-23. To fill up their sins always. To fill the measure of their sins so full that God would reject them as a people. Compare Ge 15:16 Mt 23:32. For the wrath is come upon them to the uttermost. They were ripe for destruction. Before twenty years it came.

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