Bible: 2 Corinthians 11:23-33

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. 1  11:25 Three times I was beaten with a rod. 2  Once I received a stoning. 3  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, 4  in dangers from my own countrymen, in dangers from Gentiles, in dangers in the city, in dangers in the wilderness, 5  in dangers at sea, in dangers from false brothers, 11:27 in hard work and toil, 6  through many sleepless nights, in hunger and thirst, many times without food, in cold and without enough clothing. 7  11:28 Apart from other things, 8  there is the daily pressure on me of my anxious concern 9  for all the churches. 11:29 Who is weak, and I am not weak? Who is led into sin, 10  and I do not burn with indignation? 11:30 If I must boast, 11  I will boast about the things that show my weakness. 12  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 13  under King Aretas was guarding the city of Damascus 14  in order to arrest 15  me, 11:33 but I was let down in a rope-basket 16  through a window in the city wall, and escaped his hands.

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