2 Corinthians 12:1-10 LEB

A Vision of Paradise

1 It is necessary to boast; [it is] not profitable, but I will proceed to visions and revelations of the Lord.

References for 2 Corinthians 12:1

      2 I know a man in Christ fourteen years ago--whether in the body I do not know, or outside the body I do not know, God knows--such a man was caught up to the third heaven,
      3 and I know this man--whether in the body or apart from the body I do not know, God knows--
      4 that he was caught up to paradise and heard words not to be spoken, which [it is] not permitted for a person to speak.
      5 On behalf of such a person I will boast, but on behalf of myself I will not boast, except in my weaknesses.
      6 For if I want to boast, I will not be foolish, because I will be telling the truth, but I am refraining, so that no one can credit to me more than what he sees [in] me or hears anything from me,
      7 even because of the extraordinary degree of the revelations. Therefore, so that I would not exalt myself, a thorn in the flesh was given to me, a messenger of Satan, in order that it would torment me so that I would not exalt myself.
      8 Three times I appealed to the Lord about this, that it would depart from me.
      9 And he said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, because thea power is perfected in weakness." Therefore rather I will boast most gladly in my weaknesses, in order that the power of Christ may reside in me.

      References for 2 Corinthians 12:9

        • ½ 12:9 - A majority of later manuscripts read "my"
          10 Therefore I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in calamities, in persecutions and difficulties for the sake of Christ, for whenever I am weak, then I am strong.