1Thess 2:17-3:2

Paul's Desire to Visit the Thessalonians Again 17As for us, brothers and sisters, when, for a short time, we were made orphans by being separated from you—in person, not in heart—we longed with great eagerness to see you face to face.18For we wanted to come to you—certainly I, Paul, wanted to again and again—but Satan blocked our way.19For what is our hope or joy or crown of boasting before our Lord Jesus at his coming? Is it not you?20Yes, you are our glory and joy!Chapter 31Therefore when we could bear it no longer, we decided to be left alone in Athens;2and we sent Timothy, our brother and co-worker for God in proclaiming the gospel of Christ, to strengthen and encourage you for the sake of your faith,