Five times I received from the Jews the forty lashes1 minus one.
Three times I was beaten with rods,2 once I was stoned,3 three times I was shipwrecked,4 I spent a night and a day in the open sea,
I have been constantly on the move. I have been in danger from rivers, in danger from bandits, in danger from my own countrymen,5 in danger from Gentiles; in danger in the city,6 in danger in the country, in danger at sea; and in danger from false brothers.727
I have labored and toiled8 and have often gone without sleep; I have known hunger and thirst and have often gone without food;9 I have been cold and naked.
Besides everything else, I face daily the pressure of my concern for all the churches.1029
Who is weak, and I do not feel weak?11 Who is led into sin,12 and I do not inwardly burn?
If I must boast, I will boast13 of the things that show my weakness.1431
The God and Father of the Lord Jesus, who is to be praised forever,15 knows16 that I am not lying.
In Damascus the governor under King Aretas had the city of the Damascenes guarded in order to arrest me.1733
But I was lowered in a basket from a window in the wall and slipped through his hands.18