2 Corinthians 12:5-10
New American Standard Bible
5 (A)In behalf of such a man I will boast; but in my own behalf I will not boast, except regarding my (B)weaknesses. 6 For if I do wish to boast I will not be (C)foolish, (D)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.
A Thorn in the Flesh
7 Because of the extraordinary greatness of the (E)revelations, for this reason, to keep me from exalting myself, there was given to me a (F)thorn in the flesh, a (G)messenger of Satan to [a]torment me—to keep me from exalting myself! 8 Concerning this I pleaded with the Lord (H)three times that it might leave me. 9 And He has said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for (I)power is perfected in weakness.” Most gladly, therefore, I will rather (J)boast [b]about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me. 10 Therefore (K)I delight in weaknesses, in [c]insults, in (L)distresses, in (M)persecutions, in (N)difficulties, (O)in behalf of Christ; for (P)when I am weak, then I am strong.Read full chapter