Because of the surpassinggreatness of the 1revelations, for thisreason, to keep me from exalting myself, there was given me a 2thorn in the flesh, a 3messenger of Satan to atorment me-to keep me from exalting myself!
8Concerningthis I implored the Lord4threetimes that it might leave me.
And He has said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for 5power is perfected in weakness."Mostgladly, therefore, I will rather6boastbabout my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me.
10Therefore7I amwellcontent with weaknesses, with cinsults, with 8distresses, with 9persecutions, with 10difficulties, 11for Christ'ssake; for 12when I amweak, then I amstrong.
I have become13foolish; you yourselvescompelled me. Actually I should have been commended by you, for 14in norespect was I inferior to the dmosteminentapostles, eventhough15I am a nobody.