2 Corinthians 12:2-12 NAS

2 I know a man 1in Christ who fourteen years ago -whether in the body I do not know, or out of the body I do not know, 2God knows -such a man was 3caught up to the 4third heaven.

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3 And I know how such a man -whether in the body or apart from the body I do not know, 5God knows -

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4 was 6caught up into 7Paradise and heard inexpressible words, which a man is not permitted to speak.

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5 8On behalf of such a man I will boast; but on my own behalf I will not boast, except in regard to my 9weaknesses.

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6 For if I do wish to boast I will not be 10foolish, 11for I will be speaking the truth; but I refrain from this, so that no one will credit me with more than he sees in me or hears from me.

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A Thorn in the Flesh

7 Because of the surpassing greatness of the 12revelations, for this reason, to keep me from exalting myself, there was given me a 13thorn in the flesh, a 14messenger of Satan to atorment me-to keep me from exalting myself!

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8 Concerning this I implored the Lord 15three times that it might leave me.

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9 And He has said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for 16power is perfected in weakness." Most gladly, therefore, I will rather 17boast babout my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me.

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10 Therefore 18I am well content with weaknesses, with cinsults, with 19distresses, with 20persecutions, with 21difficulties, 22for Christ's sake; for 23when I am weak, then I am strong.

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11 I have become 24foolish; you yourselves compelled me. Actually I should have been commended by you, for 25in no respect was I inferior to the dmost eminent apostles, even though 26I am a nobody.

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12 The e27signs fof a true apostle were performed among you with all perseverance, by gsigns and wonders and hmiracles.

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    • Ì 12:12 - Or "attesting miracles"
    • Í 12:12 - Lit "of the apostle"
    • Î 12:12 - Or "attesting miracles"
    • Ï 12:12 - Or "works of power"