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(2co 12:1) It is not expedient for me doubtless to glory. I will come to visions and revelations of the Lord.
(2co 12:2) I knew a man in 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 caught up to the third heaven.
(2co 12:3) And I knew such a man, (whether in the body, or out of the body, I cannot tell: God knoweth;)
(2co 12:4) How that he was caught up into paradise, and heard unspeakable words, which it is not lawful for a man to utter.
(2co 12:5) Of such an one will I glory: yet of myself I will not glory, but in mine infirmities.
(2co 12:6) For though 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.
(2co 12:7) And lest I should be exalted above measure through the abundance of the revelations, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, the messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I should be exalted above measure.
(2co 12:8) For this thing I besought the Lord thrice, that it might depart from me.
(2co 12:9) And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
(2co 12:10) Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ's sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.
(2co 12:11) I am become a fool in glorying; ye have compelled me: for I ought to have been commended of you: for in nothing am I behind the very chiefest apostles, though I be nothing.
(2co 12:12) Truly the signs of an apostle were wrought among you in all patience, in signs, and wonders, and mighty deeds.
(2co 12:13) For what is it wherein ye were inferior to other churches, except {it be} that I myself was not burdensome to you? forgive me this wrong.
(2co 12:14) Behold, the third time I am ready to come to you; and I will not be burdensome to you: for I seek not yours, but you: for the children ought not to lay up for the parents, but the parents for the children.
(2co 12:15) And I will very gladly spend and be spent for you; though the more abundantly I love you, the less I be loved.
(2co 12:16) But be it so, I did not burden you: nevertheless, being crafty, I caught you with guile.
(2co 12:17) Did I make a gain of you by any of them whom I sent unto you?
(2co 12:18) I 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?
(2co 12:19) Again, think ye that we excuse ourselves unto you? we speak before God in Christ: but {we do} all things, dearly beloved, for your edifying.
(2co 12:20) For I fear, lest, when I come, I shall not find you such as I would, and {that} I shall be found unto you such as ye would not: lest {there be} debates, envyings, wraths, strifes, backbitings, whisperings, swellings, tumults:
(2co 12:21) {And} lest, when I come again, my God will humble me among you, and {that} I shall bewail many which have sinned already, and have not repented of the uncleanness and fornication and lasciviousness which they have committed.
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