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2 Corinthians 12:7-10 Wycliffe Bible (WYC)

And lest the greatness of revelations enhance me in pride, the prick of my flesh, an angel of Satan, is given to me, that he buffet me.

For which thing thrice I prayed the Lord, that it should go away from me.

And he said to me, My grace sufficeth to thee; for virtue is perfectly made in infirmity. Therefore gladly I shall glory in mine infirmities, that the virtue of Christ dwell in me.

10 For which thing I am pleased in mine infirmities, in despisings [in wrong despisings, or reprovings], in needs, in persecutions, in anguishes, for Christ; for when I am frail [for when I am sick], then I am mighty.

2 Corinthians 12:7-10 New Matthew Bible (NMB)

And lest I should be unduly lifted up through the greatness of the revelations, there was given to me unquietness of the flesh, the messenger of Satan to buffet me – because I should not be unduly lifted up. For this thing I besought the Lord three times, to put it from me. And he said to me, My grace is sufficient for you, for my strength is made perfect through weakness. Very gladly therefore will I rest in my weakness, so that the strength of Christ may dwell in me. 10 Therefore I am content in infirmities, in reproach, in need, in persecutions, in anguish, for Christ’s sake. For when I am weak, then I am strong.

New Matthew Bible (NMB)

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2 Corinthians 12:7-10 1599 Geneva Bible (GNV)

[a]And lest I should be exalted out of measure through the abundance of revelations, there was given unto me a [b]prick in the flesh, the messenger of [c]Satan to buffet me, because I should not be exalted out of measure.

For this thing I besought the Lord [d]thrice, that it might depart from me.

And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my power is made perfect through weakness. [e]Very gladly therefore will I rejoice rather in mine infirmities, that the power of Christ may [f]dwell in me.

10 Therefore I take [g]pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in anguish for Christ’s sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.

Footnotes:

  1. 2 Corinthians 12:7 An excellent doctrine: why God will have even his best servants to be vexed of Satan and by all kinds of temptations, to wit, lest they should be too much puffed up, and also that they may be made perfect by that continual exercise.
  2. 2 Corinthians 12:7 He meaneth concupiscence, that sticketh fast in us, as it were a prick, insomuch that it constrained Paul himself being regenerate, to cry out, I do not that good that I would, etc. And he calleth it a prick, by a borrowed kind of speech taken from thorns, or stumps, which are very dangerous and hurtful for the feet, if a man walks through woods that are cut down.
  3. 2 Corinthians 12:7 Which setteth those lusts on fire.
  4. 2 Corinthians 12:8 Oft.
  5. 2 Corinthians 12:9 He concludeth, that he will only see his miseries against the vain brags of the false apostles, and therewith also excuseth himself, for that by their importunity, he was constrained to speak so much of these things as he did: to wit, because that if his Apostleship were subverted his doctrine must needs fall.
  6. 2 Corinthians 12:9 That I might feel the virtue of Christ more and more: For the weaker that our tabernacles are, the more doth Christ’s virtue appear in them.
  7. 2 Corinthians 12:10 I do not only take them patiently and with a good heart, but also I take great pleasure in them.
1599 Geneva Bible (GNV)

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2 Corinthians 12:7-10 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

And lest I should be exalted above measure through the abundance of the revelations, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, the messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I should be exalted above measure. For this thing I besought the Lord thrice, that it might depart from me. And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. 10 Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ’s sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.

Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

KJV reproduced by permission of Cambridge University Press, the Crown’s patentee in the UK.

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