Parallel Bible results for 2 Corinthians 12:3-13

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2 Corinthians 12:3-13

RSV 3 And I know that this man was caught up into Paradise--whether in the body or out of the body I do not know, God knows-- NIV 3 And I know that this man--whether in the body or apart from the body I do not know, but God knows-- RSV 4 and he heard things that cannot be told, which man may not utter. NIV 4 was caught up to paradise. He heard inexpressible things, things that man is not permitted to tell. RSV 5 On behalf of this man I will boast, but on my own behalf I will not boast, except of my weaknesses. NIV 5 I will boast about a man like that, but I will not boast about myself, except about my weaknesses. RSV 6 Though if I wish to boast, I shall not be a fool, for I shall be speaking the truth. But I refrain from it, so that no one may think more of me than he sees in me or hears from me. NIV 6 Even if I should choose to boast, I would not be a fool, because I would be speaking the truth. But I refrain, so no one will think more of me than is warranted by what I do or say. RSV 7 And to keep me from being too elated by the abundance of revelations, a thorn was given me in the flesh, a messenger of Satan, to harass me, to keep me from being too elated. NIV 7 To keep me from becoming conceited because of these surpassingly great revelations, there was given me a thorn in my flesh, a messenger of Satan, to torment me. RSV 8 Three times I besought the Lord about this, that it should leave me; NIV 8 Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me. RSV 9 but he said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." I will all the more gladly boast of my weaknesses, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. NIV 9 But he said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me. RSV 10 For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities; for when I am weak, then I am strong. NIV 10 That is why, for Christ's sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong. RSV 11 I have been a fool! You forced me to it, for I ought to have been commended by you. For I was not at all inferior to these superlative apostles, even though I am nothing. NIV 11 I have made a fool of myself, but you drove me to it. I ought to have been commended by you, for I am not in the least inferior to the "super-apostles," even though I am nothing. RSV 12 The signs of a true apostle were performed among you in all patience, with signs and wonders and mighty works. NIV 12 The things that mark an apostle--signs, wonders and miracles--were done among you with great perseverance. RSV 13 For in what were you less favored than the rest of the churches, except that I myself did not burden you? Forgive me this wrong! NIV 13 How were you inferior to the other churches, except that I was never a burden to you? Forgive me this wrong!