1 It is not expedient for me doubtless to glory. I will come to visions and revelations of the Lord.
2 I knew a man ain Christ above fourteen years ago, (whether in the body, I cannot tell; or whether out of the body, I cannot tell: God knoweth;) such an one bcaught up to the third heaven.
3 And I knew such a man, (whether in the body, or out of the body, I cannot tell: God knoweth;)
4 How that he was caught up into cparadise, and heard unspeakable words, which it is not lawful for a man to utter.
5 Of such an one will I glory: dyet of myself I will not glory, but in mine infirmities.
6 For ethough I would desire to glory, I shall not be a fool; for I will say the truth: but now I forbear, lest any man should think of me above that which he seeth me to be, or that he heareth of me.
7 And lest I should be exalted above measure through the abundance of the revelations, there was given to me a gthorn in the flesh, fthe messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I should be exalted above measure.
8 hFor this thing I besought the Lord thrice, that it might depart from me.
9 And he said unto me, jMy grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, ithat the power of Christ may rest upon me.
10 Therefore lI take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ's sake: kfor when I am weak, then am I strong.
11 I am become a fool in glorying; ye have compelled me: for I ought to have been commended of you: for min nothing am I behind the very chiefest apostles, though I be nothing. 12 nTruly the signs of an apostle were wrought among you in all patience, in signs, and wonders, and mighty deeds. 13 pFor what is it wherein ye were inferior to other churches, except it be that oI myself was not burdensome to you? forgive me this wrong. 14 qBehold, the third time I am ready to come to you; and I will not be burdensome to you: for rI seek not yours, but you: sfor the children ought not to lay up for the parents, but the parents for the children. 15 And uI will very gladly spend and be spent for you; though tthe more abundantly I love you, the less I be loved. 16 But be it so, vI did not burden you: nevertheless, being crafty, I caught you with guile. 17 wDid I make a gain of you by any of them whom I sent unto you? 18 xI desired Titus, and with him I sent a brother. Did Titus make a gain of you? walked we not in the same spirit? walked we not in the same steps? 19 aAgain, think ye that we excuse ourselves unto you? zwe speak before God in Christ: ybut we do all things, dearly beloved, for your edifying.
20 For I fear, lest, when I come, I shall not find you such as I would, and that bI shall be found unto you such as ye would not: lest there be debates, envyings, wraths, strifes, backbitings, whisperings, swellings, tumults: 21 And lest, when I come again, my God cwill humble me among you, and that I shall bewail many which have sinned already, and have not repented of the uncleanness and dfornication and lasciviousness which they have committed.
|2 Cor 5:17|
|5||d||2 Cor 11:30|
|6||e||2 Cor 10:8|
|9||i||1 Pet 4:14|
|j||2 Pet 2:9|
|10||k||2 Cor 13:4|
|l||2 Cor 7:4|
|11||m||1 Cor 3:4-7|
|13||o||1 Cor 9:12|
|p||1 Cor 1:7|
|14||q||2 Cor 13:1|
|s||1 Cor 4:14|
|15||t||2 Cor 6:12|
|u||1 The 2:8|
|16||v||2 Cor 11:9|
|17||w||2 Cor 7:2|
|18||x||2 Cor 8:6|
|19||y||1 Cor 10:33|
|a||2 Cor 5:12|
|20||b||1 Cor 4:21|
|21||c||2 Cor 2:1,4|
|d||1 Cor 5:1|