2 Corinthians 12:8 LEB

8 Three times I appealed to the Lord about this, that it would depart from me.

Study tools for 2 Corinthians 12:8

  • a 12:9 - A majority of later manuscripts read "my"
  • b 12:11 - Some interpreters take this to refer to the original apostles in Jerusalem; others take Paul to be referring sarcastically to his opponents in Corinth.
  • c 12:13 - Literally "for what is it [with respect to] which you are made worse off"
  • d 12:16 - *Here "[because]" is supplied as a component of the participle ("was") which is understood as causal
  • e 12:17 - Literally "anyone whom I sent to you, through him"
  • f 12:17 - *The negative construction in Greek anticipates a negative answer here
  • g 12:18 - *The negative construction in Greek anticipates a negative answer here
  • h 12:18 - *The negative construction in Greek anticipates a positive answer here
  • i 12:18 - *The negative construction in Greek anticipates a positive answer here
  • j 12:20 - *Here "[when]" is supplied as a component of the participle ("arrive") which is understood as temporal
  • k 12:20 - *The words "I am afraid" are not in the Greek text, but are an understood repetition from the previous clause
  • l 12:21 - *Here "[when]" is supplied as a component of the participle ("come") which is understood as temporal
  • m 12:21 - Literally "with you"