2 Corinthians 12:5–10

I will boast about a man like that, but I will not boast about myself, except about my weaknesses.z Even if I should choose to boast,a I would not be a fool,b because I would be speaking the truth. But I refrain, so no one will think more of me than is warranted by what I do or say, or because of these surpassingly great revelations.c Therefore, in order to keep me from becoming conceited, I was given a thorn in my flesh,d a messenger of Satan,e to torment me. Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me.f But he said to me, My graceg is sufficient for you, for my powerh is made perfect in weakness.ij Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. 10 That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delightk in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships,l in persecutions,m in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.n

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