2 Corinthians 11:32

Overview - 2 Corinthians 11
Out of his jealousy over the Corinthians, who seemed to make more account of the false apostles than of him, he enters into a forced commendation of himself,
of his equality with the chief apostles,
of his preaching the gospel to them freely, and without any charge to them;
13 shewing that he was not inferior to those deceitful workers in any legal prerogative;
23 and in the service of Christ, and in all kinds of sufferings for his ministry, far superior.
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2 Corinthians 11:32  (King James Version)
In Damascus the governor under Aretas the king kept the city of the Damascenes with a garrison, desirous to apprehend me:

26 ; Acts 9:24 Acts 9:25

This Aretas was an Arabian king, and the father-in-law of Herod Antipas, upon whom he made war in consequence of his having divorced his daughter. Herod applied to Tiberius for help, who sent Vitellius to reduce Aretas, and to bring him alive or dead to Rome. By some means or other Vitellius delayed his operations, and in the mean time Tiberius died; and it is probable that Aretas, who was thus snatched from ruin, availed himself of the favourable state of things, and seized on Damascus, which had belonged to his ancestors.