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2 Corinthians 12:1
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(a)Boasting is necessary, though it is not profitable; but I will go on to visions and (b)revelations [a]of the Lord.
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2 Corinthians 12:2
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I know a man (c)in Christ who fourteen years ago—whether in the body I do not know, or out of the body I do not know, (d)God knows—such a man was (e)caught up to the (f)third heaven.
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2 Corinthians 12:3
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And I know how such a man—whether in the body or apart from the body I do not know, (g)God knows—
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2 Corinthians 12:4
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was (h)caught up into (i)Paradise and heard inexpressible words, which a man is not permitted to speak.
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2 Corinthians 12:5
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(j)On behalf of such a man I will boast; but on my own behalf I will not boast, except in regard to my (k)weaknesses.
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2 Corinthians 12:6
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For if I do wish to boast I will not be (l)foolish, (m)for I will be speaking the truth; but I refrain from this, so that no one will credit me with more than he sees in me or hears from me.
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2 Corinthians 12:7
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Because of the surpassing greatness of the (n)revelations, for this reason, to keep me from exalting myself, there was given me a (o)thorn in the flesh, a (p)messenger of Satan to [b]torment me—to keep me from exalting myself!
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2 Corinthians 12:8
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Concerning this I implored the Lord (q)three times that it might leave me.
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2 Corinthians 12:9
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And He has said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for (r)power is perfected in weakness." Most gladly, therefore, I will rather (s)boast [c]about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me.
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2 Corinthians 12:10
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Therefore (t)I am well content with weaknesses, with [d]insults, with (u)distresses, with (v)persecutions, with (w)difficulties, (x)for Christ's sake; for (y)when I am weak, then I am strong.
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