Bible: 2 Corinthians 11:21-33
11:21 (To my disgrace 1 I must say that we were too weak for that!) 2 But whatever anyone else dares to boast about 3 (I am speaking foolishly), I also dare to boast about the same thing. 4 11:22 Are they Hebrews? So am I. Are they Israelites? So am I. Are they descendants of Abraham? So am I. 11:23 Are they servants of Christ? (I am talking like I am out of my mind!) I am even more so: with much greater labors, with far more imprisonments, with more severe beatings, facing death many times. 11:24 Five times I received from the Jews forty lashes less one. 5 11:25 Three times I was beaten with a rod. 6 Once I received a stoning. 7 Three times I suffered shipwreck. A night and a day I spent adrift in the open sea. 11:26 I have been on journeys many times, in dangers from rivers, in dangers from robbers, 8 in dangers from my own countrymen, in dangers from Gentiles, in dangers in the city, in dangers in the wilderness, 9 in dangers at sea, in dangers from false brothers, 11:27 in hard work and toil, 10 through many sleepless nights, in hunger and thirst, many times without food, in cold and without enough clothing. 11 11:28 Apart from other things, 12 there is the daily pressure on me of my anxious concern 13 for all the churches. 11:29 Who is weak, and I am not weak? Who is led into sin, 14 and I do not burn with indignation? 11:30 If I must boast, 15 I will boast about the things that show my weakness. 16 11:31 The God and Father of the Lord Jesus, who is blessed forever, knows I am not lying. 11:32 In Damascus, the governor 17 under King Aretas was guarding the city of Damascus 18 in order to arrest 19 me, 11:33 but I was let down in a rope-basket 20 through a window in the city wall, and escaped his hands.
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