2 Corinthians 12:7-9 NIV

7 To keep me from becoming conceited because of these surpassingly great revelations,1 there was given me a thorn in my flesh,2 a messenger of Satan,3 to torment me.

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      8 Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me.4

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      9 But he said to me, "My grace5 is sufficient for you, for my power6 is made perfect in weakness.7"8 Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me.

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