Three times I was beaten with rods,1 once I was stoned,2 three times I was shipwrecked,3 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,4 in danger from Gentiles; in danger in the city,5 in danger in the country, in danger at sea; and in danger from false brothers.627
I have labored and toiled7 and have often gone without sleep; I have known hunger and thirst and have often gone without food;8 I have been cold and naked.
Besides everything else, I face daily the pressure of my concern for all the churches.929
Who is weak, and I do not feel weak?10 Who is led into sin,11 and I do not inwardly burn?
If I must boast, I will boast12 of the things that show my weakness.1331
The God and Father of the Lord Jesus, who is to be praised forever,14 knows15 that I am not lying.
In Damascus the governor under King Aretas had the city of the Damascenes guarded in order to arrest me.1633
But I was lowered in a basket from a window in the wall and slipped through his hands.17