2 Corinthians 12
I must go on boasting. Although there is nothing to be gained, I will go on to visions and revelations from the Lord.
Kauca'sqai V-PNN dei': V-PQI-3S ouj PRT sumfevron V-PAP-ASN mevn, PRT ejleuvsomai V-FDI-1S de; CONJ eij? PREP ojptasiva? N-APF kai; CONJ ajpokaluvyei? N-APF kurivou. N-GSM
I know a man in Christ who fourteen years ago was caught up to the third heaven. Whether it was in the body or out of the body I do not know--God knows.
oi\da V-RAI-1S a~nqrwpon N-ASM ejn PREP Xristw'/ N-DSM pro; PREP ejtw'n N-GPN dekatessavrwn N-GPN ei~te CONJ ejn PREP swvmati N-DSN oujk PRT oi\da, V-RAI-1S ei~te CONJ ejkto;? ADV tou' T-GSN swvmato? N-GSN oujk PRT oi\da, V-RAI-1S oJ T-NSM qeo;? N-NSM oi\den V-RAI-3S aJrpagevnta V-2APP-ASM to;n T-ASM toiou'ton D-ASM e&w? CONJ trivtou A-GSM oujranou'. N-GSM
And I know that this man--whether in the body or apart from the body I do not know, but God knows--
kai; CONJ oi\da V-RAI-1S to;n T-ASM toiou'ton D-ASM a~nqrwpon N-ASM ei~te CONJ ejn PREP swvmati N-DSN ei~te CONJ cwri;? ADV tou' T-GSN swvmato? N-GSN oujk PRT oi\da, V-RAI-1S oJ T-NSM qeo;? N-NSM oi\den V-RAI-3S
was caught up to paradise. He heard inexpressible things, things that man is not permitted to tell.
o&ti CONJ hJrpavgh V-2API-3S eij? PREP to;n T-ASM paravdeison N-ASM kai; CONJ h~kousen V-AAI-3S a~rrhta A-APN rJhvmata N-APN aJ; R-APN oujk PRT ejxo;n V-PAP-ASN ajnqrwvpw/ N-DSM lalh'sai. V-AAN
I will boast about a man like that, but I will not boast about myself, except about my weaknesses.
uJpe;r PREP tou' T-GSM toiouvtou D-GSM kauchvsomai, V-FDI-1S uJpe;r PREP de; CONJ ejmautou' F-1GSM ouj PRT kauchvsomai V-FDI-1S eij COND mh; PRT ejn PREP tai'? T-DPF ajsqeneivai?. N-DPF
Even if I should choose to boast, I would not be a fool, because I would be speaking the truth. But I refrain, so no one will think more of me than is warranted by what I do or say.
eja;n COND ga;r CONJ qelhvsw V-AAS-1S kauchvsasqai, V-ADN oujk PRT e~somai V-FXI-1S a~frwn, A-NSM ajlhvqeian N-ASF ga;r CONJ ejrw': V-FAI-1S feivdomai V-PNI-1S dev, CONJ mhv PRT ti? X-NSM eij? PREP ejme; P-1AS logivshtai V-ADS-3S uJpe;r PREP oJ; R-ASN blevpei V-PAI-3S me P-1AS h^ PRT ajkouvei V-PAI-3S ?ti? X-ASN ejx ejmou' P-1GS
To keep me from becoming conceited because of these surpassingly great revelations, there was given me a thorn in my flesh, a messenger of Satan, to torment me.
kai; CONJ th'/ T-DSF uJperbolh'/ N-DSF tw'n T-GPF ajpokaluvyewn. N-GPF diov, CONJ i&na CONJ mh; PRT uJperaivrwmai, V-PPS-1S ejdovqh V-API-3S moi P-1DS skovloy N-NSM th'/ T-DSF sarkiv, N-DSF a~ggelo? N-NSM Satana', N-GSM i&na CONJ me P-1AS kolafivzh/, V-PAS-3S i&na CONJ mh; PRT uJperaivrwmai. V-PPS-1S
Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me.
uJpe;r PREP touvtou D-GSM tri;? ADV to;n T-ASM kuvrion N-ASM parekavlesa V-AAI-1S i&na CONJ ajposth'/ V-2AAS-3S ajpj PREP ejmou': P-1GS
But he said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me.
kai; CONJ ei~rhkevn V-RAI-3S-ATT moi, P-1DS #Arkei' V-PAI-3S soi P-2DS hJ T-NSF cavri? N-NSF mou: P-1GS hJ T-NSF ga;r CONJ duvnami? N-NSF ejn PREP ajsqeneiva/ N-DSF telei'tai. V-PPI-3S h&dista ADV ou\n CONJ ma'llon ADV kauchvsomai V-FDI-1S ejn PREP tai'? T-DPF ajsqeneivai? N-DPF mou, P-1GS i&na CONJ ejpiskhnwvsh/ V-AAS-3S ejpj PREP ejme; P-1AS hJ T-NSF duvnami? N-NSF tou' T-GSM Xristou'. N-GSM
That is why, for Christ's sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.
dio; CONJ eujdokw' V-PAI-1S ejn PREP ajsqeneivai?, N-DPF ejn PREP u&bresin, N-DPF ejn PREP ajnavgkai?, N-DPF ejn PREP diwgmoi'? N-DPM kai; CONJ stenocwrivai?, N-DPF uJpe;r PREP Xristou': N-GSM o&tan CONJ ga;r CONJ ajsqenw', V-PAS-1S tovte ADV dunatov? A-NSM eijmi. V-PXI-1S
I have made a fool of myself, but you drove me to it. I ought to have been commended by you, for I am not in the least inferior to the "super-apostles," even though I am nothing.
Gevgona V-2RAI-1S a~frwn: A-NSM uJmei'? P-2NP me P-1AS hjnagkavsate: V-AAI-2P ejgw; P-1NS ga;r CONJ w~feilon V-IAI-1S uJfj PREP uJmw'n P-2GP sunivstasqai. V-PPN oujde;n A-NSN ga;r CONJ uJstevrhsa V-AAI-1S tw'n T-GPM uJperlivan ADV ajpostovlwn, N-GPM eij COND kai; CONJ oujdevn A-NSN eijmi: V-PXI-1S
The things that mark an apostle--signs, wonders and miracles--were done among you with great perseverance.
ta; T-NPN me;n PRT shmei'a N-NPN tou' T-GSM ajpostovlou N-GSM kateirgavsqh V-API-3S ejn PREP uJmi'n P-2DP ejn PREP pavsh/ A-DSF uJpomonh'/, N-DSF shmeivoi? N-DPN te PRT kai; CONJ tevrasin N-DPN kai; CONJ dunavmesin. N-DPF
How were you inferior to the other churches, except that I was never a burden to you? Forgive me this wrong!
tiv I-NSN gavr CONJ ejstin V-PXI-3S oJ; R-ASN hJsswvqhte V-API-2P uJpe;r PREP ta;? T-APF loipa;? A-APF ejkklhsiva?, N-APF eij COND mh; PRT o&ti CONJ aujto;? P-NSM ejgw; P-1NS ouj PRT katenavrkhsa V-AAI-1S uJmw'n; P-2GP carivsasqev V-ADM-2P moi P-1DS th;n T-ASF ajdikivan N-ASF tauvthn. D-ASF
Now I am ready to visit you for the third time, and I will not be a burden to you, because what I want is not your possessions but you. After all, children should not have to save up for their parents, but parents for their children.
jIdou; V-2AAM-2S trivton A-ASN tou'to D-ASN eJtoivmw? ADV e~cw V-PAI-1S ejlqei'n V-2AAN pro;? PREP uJma'?, P-2AP kai; CONJ ouj PRT katanarkhvsw: V-FAI-1S ouj PRT ga;r CONJ zhtw' V-PAI-1S ta; T-NPN uJmw'n P-2GP ajlla; CONJ uJma'?, P-2AP ouj PRT ga;r CONJ ojfeivlei V-PAI-3S ta; T-NPN tevkna N-NPN toi'? T-DPN goneu'sin N-DPM qhsaurivzein, V-PAN ajlla; CONJ oiJ T-NPM gonei'? N-NPM toi'? T-DPN tevknoi?. N-DPN
So I will very gladly spend for you everything I have and expend myself as well. If I love you more, will you love me less?
ejgw; P-1NS de; CONJ h&dista ADV dapanhvsw V-FAI-1S kai; CONJ ejkdapanhqhvsomai V-FPI-1S uJpe;r PREP tw'n T-GPF yucw'n N-GPF uJmw'n. P-2GP eij COND perissotevrw? ADV uJma'? P-2AP ajgapw'?n?, V-PAP-NSM hJ'sson A-ASN ajgapw'mai; V-PPI-1S
Be that as it may, I have not been a burden to you. Yet, crafty fellow that I am, I caught you by trickery!
e~stw V-PXM-3S dev, CONJ ejgw; P-1NS ouj PRT katebavrhsa V-AAI-1S uJma'?: P-2AP ajlla; CONJ uJpavrcwn V-PAP-NSM panou'rgo? N-NSM dovlw/ N-DSM uJma'? P-2AP e~labon. V-2AAI-1S
Did I exploit you through any of the men I sent you?
mhv PRT tina X-ASM wJ'n R-GPM ajpevstalka V-RAI-1S pro;? PREP uJma'?, P-2AP dij PREP aujtou' P-GSM ejpleonevkthsa V-AAI-1S uJma'?; P-2AP
I urged Titus to go to you and I sent our brother with him. Titus did not exploit you, did he? Did we not act in the same spirit and follow the same course?
parekavlesa V-AAI-1S Tivton N-ASM kai; CONJ sunapevsteila V-AAI-1S to;n T-ASM ajdelfovn: N-ASM mhvti PRT ejpleonevkthsen V-AAI-3S uJma'? P-2AP Tivto?; N-NSM ouj PRT tw'/ T-DSN aujtw'/ P-DSN pneuvmati N-DSN periepathvsamen; V-AAI-1P ouj PRT toi'? T-DPN aujtoi'? P-DPN i~cnesin; N-DPN
Have you been thinking all along that we have been defending ourselves to you? We have been speaking in the sight of God as those in Christ; and everything we do, dear friends, is for your strengthening.
Pavlai ADV dokei'te V-PAI-2P o&ti CONJ uJmi'n P-2DP ajpologouvmeqa; V-PNI-1P katevnanti ADV qeou' N-GSM ejn PREP Xristw'/ N-DSM lalou'men: V-PAI-1P ta; T-NPN de; CONJ pavnta, A-NPN ajgaphtoiv, A-VPM uJpe;r PREP th'? T-GSF uJmw'n P-2GP oijkodomh'?. N-GSF
For I am afraid that when I come I may not find you as I want you to be, and you may not find me as you want me to be. I fear that there may be quarreling, jealousy, outbursts of anger, factions, slander, gossip, arrogance and disorder.
fobou'mai V-PNI-1S ga;r CONJ mhv PRT pw? PRT ejlqw;n V-2AAP-NSM oujc PRT oi&ou? K-APN qevlw V-PAI-1S eu&rw V-2AAS-1S uJma'?, P-2AP kajgw; P-1NS euJreqw' V-APS-1S uJmi'n P-2DP oiJ'on K-ASM ouj PRT qevlete, V-PAI-2P mhv PRT pw? PRT e~ri?, N-NSF zh'lo?, N-NSM qumoiv, N-NPM ejriqeivai, N-NPF katalaliaiv, N-NPF yiqurismoiv, N-NPM fusiwvsei?, N-NPF ajkatastasivai: N-NPF
I am afraid that when I come again my God will humble me before you, and I will be grieved over many who have sinned earlier and have not repented of the impurity, sexual sin and debauchery in which they have indulged.
mh; PRT pavlin ADV ejlqovnto? V-2AAP-GSM mou P-1GS tapeinwvsh/ V-AAS-3S me P-1AS oJ T-NSM qeov? N-NSM mou P-1GS pro;? PREP uJma'?, P-2AP kai; CONJ penqhvsw V-FAI-1S pollou;? A-APM tw'n T-GPM prohmarthkovtwn V-RAP-GPM kai; CONJ mh; PRT metanohsavntwn V-AAP-GPM ejpi; PREP th'/ T-DSF ajkaqarsiva/ N-DSF kai; CONJ porneiva/ N-DSF kai; CONJ ajselgeiva/ N-DSF hJ'/ R-DSF e~praxan.
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