2 Corinthians 12:1–11

It is not expedient for me doubtless to glory. I will come to avisions and brevelations of the Lord. I knew a man cin Christ above fourteen years ago, (whether in the body, I cannot tell; or whether out of the body, I cannot tell: dGod knoweth;) esuch an one fcaught up to gthe third heaven. *And I knew such a man, (whether in the body, or out of the body, I cannot tell: dGod knoweth;) How that he was fcaught up into hparadise, and heard unspeakable words, which it is not ||ilawful for a man to utter. Of such an one will I glory: yet kof myself I will not glory, lbut in mine infirmities. For though I would desire to glory, mI shall not be a fool; for I will say the truth: but now nI forbear, lest any man should othink of me above that which he seeth me to be, or that he heareth of me. And lest I should be exalted above measure through the abundance of the brevelations, lthere was given to me pa thorn in the flesh, qthe messenger of rSatan to sbuffet me, lest I should be exalted above measure. For this thing I besought the Lord tthrice, that it might depart from me. And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for umy strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore kwill I rather glory in my infirmities, that vthe power of Christ may rest upon me. 10 Therefore lI wtake pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in xznecessities, in ypersecutions, in zdistresses for Christ’s sake: afor when I am weak, then am I strong. 11 bI am become a fool in glorying; ye have compelled me: for I ought to have been ccommended of you: for din nothing am I behind the very chiefest apostles, ethough I be nothing.

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