2 Corinthians 12:6-16 NAS

6 For if I do wish to boast I will not be 1foolish, 2for 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 3revelations, for this reason, to keep me from exalting myself, there was given me a 4thorn in the flesh, a 5messenger of Satan to atorment me-to keep me from exalting myself!

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8 Concerning this I implored the Lord 6three times that it might leave me.

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9 And He has said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for 7power is perfected in weakness." Most gladly, therefore, I will rather 8boast babout my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me.

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10 Therefore 9I am well content with weaknesses, with cinsults, with 10distresses, with 11persecutions, with 12difficulties, 13for Christ's sake; for 14when I am weak, then I am strong.

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11 I have become 15foolish; you yourselves compelled me. Actually I should have been commended by you, for 16in no respect was I inferior to the dmost eminent apostles, even though 17I am a nobody.

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12 The e18signs 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"
      13 For in what respect were you treated as inferior to the rest of the churches, except that 19I myself did not become a burden to you? Forgive me 20this wrong!

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      14 Here 21for this third time I am ready to come to you, and I 22will not be a burden to you; for I 23do not seek what is yours, but 24you; for 25children are not responsible to save up for their parents, but 26parents for their children.
      15 I will 27most gladly spend and be expended for your souls. If 28I love you more, am I to be loved less?

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      16 But be that as it may, I 29did not burden you myself; nevertheless, crafty fellow that I am, I 30took you in by deceit.

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