23 Are they servants of Christ?(A) (I am out of my mind to talk like this.) I am more. I have worked much harder,(B) been in prison more frequently,(C) been flogged more severely,(D) and been exposed to death again and again.(E) 24 Five times I received from the Jews the forty lashes(F) minus one. 25 Three times I was beaten with rods,(G) once I was pelted with stones,(H) three times I was shipwrecked,(I) I spent a night and a day in the open sea, 26 I have been constantly on the move. I have been in danger from rivers, in danger from bandits, in danger from my fellow Jews,(J) in danger from Gentiles; in danger in the city,(K) in danger in the country, in danger at sea; and in danger from false believers.(L) 27 I have labored and toiled(M) and have often gone without sleep; I have known hunger and thirst and have often gone without food;(N) I have been cold and naked. 28 Besides everything else, I face daily the pressure of my concern for all the churches.(O) 29 Who is weak, and I do not feel weak?(P) Who is led into sin,(Q) and I do not inwardly burn?

30 If I must boast, I will boast(R) of the things that show my weakness.(S) 31 The God and Father of the Lord Jesus, who is to be praised forever,(T) knows(U) that I am not lying. 32 In Damascus the governor under King Aretas had the city of the Damascenes guarded in order to arrest me.(V) 33 But I was lowered in a basket from a window in the wall and slipped through his hands.(W)

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