7 So 1to keep me from becoming conceited because of the surpassing greatness of the revelations,a2a thorn was given me in the flesh, 3a messenger of Satan to harass me, to keep me from becoming conceited.
8 4Three times I pleaded with the Lord about this, that it should leave me.
9 But he said to me, 5"My grace is sufficient for you, for 6my power is made perfect in weakness." Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that 7the power of Christ may rest upon me.