2Co 12:1To boast is necessary, though indeed not expedient; yet I will come to visions and revelations of the Lord.

2Co 12:2I know a man in Christ, fourteen years ago (whether in the body I do not know, or outside the body I do not know; God knows) such a one was caught away to the third heaven.

2Co 12:3And I know such a man (whether in the body or outside the body, I do not know; God knows),

2Co 12:4That he was caught away into Paradise and heard unspeakable words, which it is not allowed for a man to speak.

2Co 12:5On behalf of such a one I will boast, but on behalf of myself I will not boast, except in my weaknesses.

2Co 12:6For if I desire to boast, I will not be foolish, for I will speak the truth; but I refrain lest anyone account of me something above what he sees me to be or hears from me.

2Co 12:7And because of the transcendence of the revelations, in order that I might not be exceedingly lifted up, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, a messenger of Satan, that he might buffet me, in order that I might not be exceedingly lifted up.

2Co 12:8Concerning this I entreated the Lord three times that it might depart from me.

2Co 12:9And He has said to me, My grace is sufficient for you, for My power is perfected in weakness. Most gladly therefore I will rather boast in my weaknesses that the power of Christ might tabernacle over me.

2Co 12:10Therefore I am well pleased in weaknesses, in insults, in necessities, in persecutions and distresses, on behalf of Christ; for when I am weak, then I am powerful.

2Co 12:11I have become foolish; you yourselves have compelled me. For it is I who should have been commended by you; for in nothing am I inferior to the super-apostles, even though I am nothing.

2Co 12:12Indeed the signs of an apostle were wrought among you in all endurance by signs and wonders and works of power.

2Co 12:13For what is there in which you were treated in a manner inferior to the rest of the churches, except that I myself was not a burden to you? Graciously forgive me this injustice!

2Co 12:14Behold, this third time I am ready to come to you, and I will not be a burden; for I do not seek what is yours but you. For the children ought not to store up for the parents, but the parents for the children.

2Co 12:15But I, I will most gladly spend and be utterly spent on behalf of your souls. If I love you more abundantly, am I loved less?

2Co 12:16But let it be. I did not burden you; but, as some of you say, being crafty, I took you by guile.

2Co 12:17Did I take advantage of you through anyone whom I have sent to you?

2Co 12:18I entreated Titus and sent with him the brother. Titus did not take advantage of you, did he? Did we not walk in the same spirit? In the same steps?

2Co 12:19All this time you have been thinking that we are defending ourselves to you. Before God in Christ we speak; but all things, beloved, are for your building up.

2Co 12:20For I fear that perhaps when I come, I may find you not such as I wish, and I may be found by you not such as you wish; that perhaps there may be strife, jealousy, outbursts of anger, selfish ambitions, slanders, whisperings, demonstrations of being puffed up, tumults;

2Co 12:21That when I come again my God may humble me before you and I may mourn over many who have sinned before and who have not repented of the uncleanness and fornication and licentiousness which they have practiced.

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