1 Thessalonians 2:18

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Wherefore we would haue come vnto you (euen I Paul) once & againe: but Satan hindered vs.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For we wanted to come to you--I, Paul, more than once--and {yet} Satan hindered us.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

because we would fain have come unto you, I Paul once and again; and Satan hindered us.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For which reason we made attempts to come to you, even I, Paul, once and again; but Satan kept us from coming.
- Basic English Bible

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

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

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

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

For we wolden come to you, yhe, Y Poul, onys and eftsoone, but Sathanas lettide vs.
- Wycliffe Bible

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

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Thessalonians 2:18


2:18 Satan - By those persecuting Jews, #Acts 17:13|.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Thessalonians 2:18


1Th 2:18 We would have come unto you. Once and again, twice, he had purposed to return to them, but Satan hindered us. How, is not stated, but some difficulties intervened that Paul attributed to Satan. His agency is often manifest when we do not recognize it; sometimes in wicked opposition, sometimes even "as an angel of light" (2Co 11:14).

Discussion for 1 Thessalonians 2:18

  • Alemu Mammo for verse 18
    It is not shocking to learn that Satan hindered Paul s planned visit to Thessalonica, because Satan attempted to hinder God s plan of salivation at Jesus s birth killing the new born children at random , during His early ministry the wilderness confrontation , attempting to create confusion and doubt about His resurrection, sowing deception and lies. Jesus knew Satan well, thought His death, resurrection and ascension guaranteed by the Father, He however, He never ceased to humble Himself and pray to the Father until to the end. After all, Jesus was a perfect human as well as a perfect God. He kept the balance with the righteous humility and Deity. Satan does not have days off, at evening, morning, every day, and 24 7, he busy with lays, condemnation, deception, intimidation, and coercion and manipulation. 1 Pet 5: 5-9 is a good reminder of the enemy s character and need for our humility and alertness.
  • Blaine Bowman for verse 18
    Though satan is defeated by Jesus ' finished work, Heb,2 14 Col.2 15 , there is still a "mopping up " to be done even though the enemy has lost the war! Hell is not satan 's office, he 's the prince of the power of the AIR... Eph.2 1 3 ...he 's not locked up YET... He will occasionally he will pop up his head, but we have authority in Jesus ' Name...Paul 's word are encouraging to us trying to do something for God...bb
  • Ephraim for verse 18
    I think what is been said is that he paul is been trying to come to brothers to visit or to revive them but satan was preventing that from happening.But through the power of God he succeded cause God can not failed by any forces
  • Pst clement paul for verse 18
    in everything you want to do. Or abaut to do there must be an adversary trying to stop you from achieving your goal. Satan knew that the coming of paul will be agreat blessing to the people of thessalonians, so the devil hindered them from comming, so we should always be prayerful and be focus.

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