II Corinthians 12

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1. Indeed, it is not expedient for me to boast. But I will come to visions and revelations of the Lord.

2. I know a man in Christ who, fourteen years ago, was caught up to the third heaven. (Whether this man was in the body, I do not know; or out of the body, I do not know—God knows.)

3. Now I know such a man (whether taken up in the body, or out of the body, I do not know—God knows),

4. And that he was caught up to Paradise, and heard unutterable sayings, which a man is not permitted to speak.

5. I will boast of such a one as this; but of myself I personally will not boast, except concerning my weaknesses.

6. But even if I choose to boast, I shall not be a fool; for I will speak the truth. However, I will forbear, lest anyone think of me above what he sees me to be, or what he hears from me.

7. But in order that I might not be exalted by the abundance of the revelations, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, an angel of Satan to buffet me, so that I might not be exalted.

8. I besought the Lord three times for this, that it might depart from me;

9. But He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you; for My power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore, most gladly will I boast in my weaknesses that the power of Christ may dwell in me.

10. For this reason, I take pleasure in weaknesses, in insults, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ; for when I am weak, then I am strong.

11. I have become a fool in this boasting. You have forced me to do so, when I ought to have been commended by you. For in no way was I inferior to those highly exalted so-called apostles—even if I am nothing.

12. Indeed, the signs of an apostle were demonstrated by me in all patience, in signs and wonders and miracles among you.

13. For in what way was it that you were inferior to the other churches, except that I myself did not burden you? Forgive me this wrong.

14. Behold, a third time I am ready to come to you, and I will not burden you; for I do not seek what is yours, but you; for the children are not obligated to lay up for the parents, but the parents for the children.

15. Now I will most happily spend, and am willing to be totally spent, for your souls; although the more abundantly I love you, the less I am loved.

16. Yet even so, I did not burden you; but being crafty, I caught you with guile.

17. Did I make a gain of you by any of those whom I sent to you?

18. I urged Titus to go to you and sent with him our brother. Did Titus make a gain of you? Did we not walk in the same spirit and in the same steps?

19. Again, do you think that we are making an excuse to you? We speak before God in Christ; and everything we do, beloved, is for your edification.

20. But I fear that when I come, perhaps I may find you in a state such as I do not wish, and I may be found by you such as you do not wish; that there may be strifes, jealousies, indignations, contentions, evil speakings, whisperings, puffings up, commotions;

21. And that when I come again, my God will humble me among you, and I shall grieve over many of those who have already sinned, and have not repented of the uncleanness and sexual immorality and licentiousness that they have practiced.

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it is notG3756
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expedientG4851
V-PAP-NSN
for meG3427
P-1DS
toG1519
PREP
boast.G2744
V-PNN
ButG1063
CONJ
I will comeG2064
V-FDI-1S
to visionsG3701
N-APF
andG2532
CONJ
revelationsG602
N-APF
of the Lord.G2962
N-GSM

And thatG3754
CONJ
he was caught upG726
V-2API-3S
toG1519
PREP
G3588
T-ASM
Paradise,G3857
N-ASM
andG2532
CONJ
heardG191
V-AAI-3S
unutterableG731
A-APN
sayings,G4487
N-APN
whichG3739
R-APN
a manG444
N-DSM
is notG3756
PRT-N
permittedG1832
V-PAP-NSN
to speak.G2980
V-AAN

ButG2532
CONJ
in order thatG2443
CONJ
I might notG3361
PRT-N
be exaltedG5229
V-PPS-1S
by theG3588
T-DSF
abundanceG5236
N-DSF
of theG3588
T-GPF
revelations,G602
N-GPF
there was givenG1325
V-API-3S
to meG3427
P-1DS
a thornG4647
N-NSM
in theG3588
T-DSF
flesh,G4561
N-DSF
an angelG32
N-NSM
of SatanG4566
N-PRI
toG2443
CONJ
buffetG2852
V-PAS-3S
me,G3165
P-1AS
so thatG2443
CONJ
I might notG3361
PRT-N
be exalted.G5229
V-PPS-1S

For this reason,G1352
CONJ
I take pleasureG2106
V-PAI-1S
inG1722
PREP
weaknesses,G769
N-DPF
inG1722
PREP
insults,G5196
N-DPF
inG1722
PREP
necessities,G318
N-DPF
inG1722
PREP
persecutions,G1375
N-DPM
inG1722
PREP
distressesG4730
N-DPF
forG5228
PREP
Christ;G5547
N-GSM-T
forG1063
CONJ
whenG3752
CONJ
I amG1510
V-PAI-1S
weak,G770
V-PAS-1S
thenG5119
ADV
I am strong.G1415
A-NSM

I have becomeG1096
V-2RAI-1S
a foolG878
A-NSM
in this boasting.G2744
V-PNP-NSM
YouG5210
P-2NP
have forcedG315
V-AAI-2P
meG3165
P-1AS
to do so, whenG1063
CONJ
IG1473
P-1NS
oughtG3784
V-IAI-1S
to have been commendedG4921
V-PPN
byG5259
PREP
you.G5216
P-2GP
ForG1063
CONJ
in no wayG3762
A-ASN
was I inferiorG5302
V-AAI-1S
to thoseG3588
T-GPM
highly exaltedG3029
ADV
so-called apostles—G652
N-GPM
G5228
PREP
evenG2532
CONJ
ifG1487
CONJ
I amG1510
V-PAI-1S
nothing.G3762
A-NSN

NowG1161
CONJ
IG1473
P-1NS
will mostG2236
A-APN
happily spend,G1159
V-FAI-1S
andG2532
CONJ
am willing to be totally spent,G1550
V-FPI-1S
forG5228
PREP
yourG5216
P-2GP
G3588
T-GPF
souls;G5590
N-GPF
althoughG1487
CONJ
G2532
CONJ
the more abundantlyG4056
ADV
I loveG25
V-PAP-NSM
you,G5209
P-2AP
the lessG2276
A-ASN-C
I am loved.G25
V-PPI-1S

Again,G3825
ADV
do you thinkG1380
V-PAI-2P
thatG3754
CONJ
we are making an excuseG626
V-PNI-1P
to you?G5213
P-2DP
We speakG2980
V-PAI-1P
beforeG2714
PREP
G3588
T-GSM
GodG2316
N-GSM
inG1722
PREP
Christ;G5547
N-DSM-T
andG1161
CONJ
G3588
T-NPN
everythingG3956
A-NPN
we do, beloved,G27
A-VPM
isG5228
PREP
for yourG5216
P-2GP
G3588
T-GSF
edification.G3619
N-GSF

ButG1063
CONJ
I fearG5399
V-PNI-1S
thatG3361
PRT-N
when I come,G2064
V-2AAP-NSM
perhapsG4458
ADV
I may findG2147
V-2AAS-1S
youG5209
P-2AP
in a state such asG3634
K-APM
I do notG3756
PRT-N
wish,G2309
V-PAI-1S
and IG2504
P-1NS-K
may be foundG2147
V-APS-1S
by youG5213
P-2DP
such asG3634
K-ASM
you do notG3756
PRT-N
wish;G2309
V-PAI-2P
thatG3361
PRT-N
G4458
ADV
there may be strifes,G2054
N-NSF
jealousies,G2205
N-NSM
indignations,G2372
N-NPM
contentions,G2052
N-NPF
evil speakings,G2636
N-NPF
whisperings,G5587
N-NPM
puffings up,G5450
N-NPF
commotions;G181
N-NPF

And thatG3361
PRT-N
when I comeG2064
V-2AAP-GSM
again,G3825
ADV
myG3450
P-1GS
G3588
T-NSM
GodG2316
N-NSM
will humbleG5013
V-AAS-3S
meG3165
P-1AS
amongG4314
PREP
you,G5209
P-2AP
andG2532
CONJ
I shall grieve overG3996
V-AAS-1S
manyG4183
A-APM
of those whoG3588
T-GPM
have already sinned,G4258
V-RAP-GPM
andG2532
CONJ
have notG3361
PRT-N
repentedG3340
V-AAP-GPM
ofG1909
PREP
theG3588
T-DSF
uncleannessG167
N-DSF
andG2532
CONJ
sexual immoralityG4202
N-DSF
andG2532
CONJ
licentiousnessG766
N-DSF
thatG3739
R-DSF
they have practiced.G4238
V-AAI-3P

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