2 Corinthians 12:7-9Disciples’ Literal New Testament (DLNT)
But God’s Power Is Perfected In Weakness, So I Will Boast In My Weaknesses
7 And[a]for the excess[b]of the revelations— for-this-reason, in order that I might not be exalted[c], a thorn in the flesh was given to me; a messenger of Satan to[d] beat[e] me in order that I might not be exalted. 8 I appealed-to the Lord about this three-times, that it[f] might depart from me. 9 And He has said to me: “My grace is sufficient[g]for you. For My power is perfected[h] in weakness”. Therefore most-gladly[i] I will rather boast in my weaknesses in order that the power of Christ may dwell upon me.
2 Corinthians 12:7This points forward to “for-this-reason”. Or, “beyond what he sees... or hears... and for the... revelations. For this reason”, naming a second basis on which credit might come to Paul (v 6).
2 Corinthians 12:9Or, brought to completion or consummation. The greatness of God’s power is seen in the weakness of the means He uses to accomplish His works. Jesus is the prime example. God’s greatest victory came from the worst of human defeats.
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