2 Corinthians 1:8; 2 Corinthians 1:11; 2 Corinthians 5:15; 2 Corinthians 5:20-21; 2 Corinthians 7:4; 2 Corinthians 7:12; 2 Corinthians 7:14; 2 Corinthians 8:16; 2 Corinthians 8:24; 2 Corinthians 9:2-3; 2 Corinthians 9:14; 2 Corinthians 11:23; 2 Corinthians 12:5-6; 2 Corinthians 12:8; 2 Corinthians 12:10
For we do not want you to be unaware, brethren, of our affliction which came to us in Asia, that we were burdened excessively , beyond our strength, so that we despaired even of life;
you also joining in helping us through your prayers, so that thanks may be given by many persons on our behalf for the favor bestowed on us through the prayers of many.
and He died for all, so that they who live might no longer live for themselves, but for Him who died and rose again on their behalf.
Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were making an appeal through us; we beg you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God.
He made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.
Great is my confidence in you; great is my boasting on your behalf. I am filled with comfort; I am overflowing with joy in all our affliction.
So although I wrote to you, it was not for the sake of the offender nor for the sake of the one offended, but that your earnestness on our behalf might be made known to you in the sight of God.
For if in anything I have boasted to him about you, I was not put to shame; but as we spoke all things to you in truth, so also our boasting before Titus proved to be the truth.
But thanks be to God who puts the same earnestness on your behalf in the heart of Titus.
Therefore openly before the churches, show them the proof of your love and of our reason for boasting about you.
for I know your readiness, of which I boast about you to the Macedonians, namely, that Achaia has been prepared since last year, and your zeal has stirred up most of them.
But I have sent the brethren, in order that our boasting about you may not be made empty in this case, so that, as I was saying, you may be prepared;
while they also, by prayer on your behalf, yearn for you because of the surpassing grace of God in you.
Are they servants of Christ?-I speak as if insane -I more so; in far more labors, in far more imprisonments, beaten times without number, often in danger of death.
On behalf of such a man I will boast; but on my own behalf I will not boast, except in regard to my weaknesses.
For if I do wish to boast I will not be foolish, for 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.
Concerning this I implored the Lord three times that it might leave me.
Therefore I am well content with weaknesses, with insults, with distresses, with persecutions, with difficulties, for Christ's sake; for when I am weak, then I am strong.