Bible: 2 Corinthians 12:5-10

12:5 On behalf of such an individual I will boast, but on my own behalf I will not boast, except about my weaknesses. 12:6 For even if I wish to boast, I will not be a fool, for I would be telling 1  the truth, but I refrain from this so that no one may regard 2  me beyond what he sees in me or what he hears from me, 12:7 even because of the extraordinary character of the revelations. Therefore, 3  so that I would not become arrogant, a thorn in the flesh was given to me, a messenger of Satan to trouble 4  me – so that I would not become arrogant. 5  12:8 I asked the Lord three times about this, that it would depart from me. 12:9 But 6  he said to me, “My grace is enough 7  for you, for my 8  power is made perfect 9  in weakness.” So then, I will boast most gladly 10  about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may reside in 11  me. 12:10 Therefore I am content with 12  weaknesses, with insults, with troubles, with persecutions and difficulties 13  for the sake of Christ, for whenever I am weak, then I am strong.

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