A Thorn in the Flesh

7 Because of the surpassing greatness of the 1revelations, for this reason, to keep me from exalting myself, there was given me a 2thorn in the flesh, a 3messenger of Satan to torment me-to keep me from exalting myself!
8 Concerning this I implored the Lord 4three times that it might leave me.
9 And He has said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for 5power is perfected in weakness." Most gladly, therefore, I will rather 6boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me.
11 I have become 13foolish; you yourselves compelled me. Actually I should have been commended by you, for 14in no respect was I inferior to the most eminent apostles, even though 15I am a nobody.