2 Corinthians 12:9
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New International Version
But he said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me.


New American Standard Bible
And He has said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness." Most gladly, therefore, I will rather boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me.


King James Bible
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.


Holman Christian Standard Bible
But He said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness." Therefore, I will most gladly boast all the more about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may reside in me.


International Standard Version
but he has told me, "My grace is all you need, because my power is perfected in weakness." Therefore, I will most happily boast about my weaknesses, so that the Messiah's power may rest on me.


American Standard Version
And he hath said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my power is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my weaknesses, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.


Douay-Rheims Bible
And he said to me: My grace is sufficient for thee; for power is made perfect in infirmity. Gladly therefore will I glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may dwell in me.


Darby Bible Translation
And he said to me, My grace suffices thee; for my power is perfected in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather boast in my weaknesses, that the power of the Christ may dwell upon me.


Young's Literal Translation
and He said to me, 'Sufficient for thee is My grace, for My power in infirmity is perfected;' most gladly, therefore, will I rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of the Christ may rest on me:
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Context
Paul's Thorn and God's Grace

7And 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. 8For this thing I sought the Lord thrice, that it might depart from me. 9And he said to me, My grace is sufficient for you: 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 on me. 10Therefore 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.
Cross References
Daniel 10:19
And said, O man greatly beloved, fear not: peace be to you, be strong, yes, be strong. And when he had spoken to me, I was strengthened, and said, Let my lord speak; for you have strengthened me.


1 Corinthians 2:3
And I was with you in weakness, and in fear, and in much trembling.


1 Corinthians 2:5
That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.


2 Corinthians 12:1
It is not expedient for me doubtless to glory. I will come to visions and revelations of the Lord.


2 Corinthians 12:5
Of such an one will I glory: yet of myself I will not glory, but in my infirmities.


Ephesians 3:16
That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man;


Philippians 4:13
I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me.


Treasury of Scripture

And he said to me, My grace is sufficient for you: 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 on me.

My grace.

2 Corinthians 12:10 Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ's sake...

2 Corinthians 3:5,6 Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think any thing as of ourselves; but our sufficiency is of God...

Exodus 3:11,12 And Moses said to God, Who am I, that I should go to Pharaoh, and that I should bring forth the children of Israel out of Egypt...

Exodus 4:10-15 And Moses said to the LORD, O my LORD, I am not eloquent, neither heretofore, nor since you have spoken to your servant...

Deuteronomy 33:25-27 Your shoes shall be iron and brass; and as your days, so shall your strength be...

Joshua 1:9 Have not I commanded you? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be you dismayed...

Isaiah 43:2 When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow you...

Jeremiah 1:6-9 Then said I, Ah, Lord GOD! behold, I cannot speak: for I am a child...

Matthew 10:19,20 But when they deliver you up, take no thought how or what you shall speak...

Luke 21:15 For I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your adversaries shall not be able to gainsay nor resist.

1 Corinthians 10:13 There has no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful...

1 Corinthians 15:10 But by the grace of God I am what I am: and his grace which was bestowed on me was not in vain...

Colossians 1:28,29 Whom we preach, warning every man, and teaching every man in all wisdom; that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus...

1 Timothy 1:14 And the grace of our Lord was exceeding abundant with faith and love which is in Christ Jesus.

Hebrews 4:16 Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.

for.

Psalm 8:2 Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings have you ordained strength because of your enemies...

Isaiah 35:3,4 Strengthen you the weak hands, and confirm the feeble knees...

Isaiah 40:29-31 He gives power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increases strength...

Isaiah 41:13-16 For I the LORD your God will hold your right hand, saying to you, Fear not; I will help you...

Daniel 10:16-19 And, behold, one like the similitude of the sons of men touched my lips: then I opened my mouth, and spoke...

Ephesians 3:16 That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man;

Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me.

Colossians 1:11 Strengthened with all might, according to his glorious power, to all patience and long-suffering with joyfulness;

Hebrews 11:34 Quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, out of weakness were made strong, waxed valiant in fight...

Most.

2 Corinthians 12:10,15 Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ's sake...

Matthew 5:11,12 Blessed are you, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake...

glory.

2 Corinthians 12:5 Of such an one will I glory: yet of myself I will not glory, but in my infirmities.

2 Corinthians 11:30 If I must needs glory, I will glory of the things which concern my infirmities.

the power.

2 Kings 2:15 And when the sons of the prophets which were to view at Jericho saw him, they said, The spirit of Elijah does rest on Elisha...

Isaiah 4:5,6 And the LORD will create on every dwelling place of mount Zion, and on her assemblies, a cloud and smoke by day...

Isaiah 11:2 And the spirit of the LORD shall rest on him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might...

Zephaniah 3:17 The LORD your God in the middle of you is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over you with joy; he will rest in his love...

Matthew 28:18,20 And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, All power is given to me in heaven and in earth...

1 Peter 4:13,14 But rejoice, inasmuch as you are partakers of Christ's sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed...

Strong's Concordance
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.
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2 Corinthians Chapter 12 Verse 9

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NT Letters: 2 Corinthians 12:9 He has said to me My grace (2 Cor. 2C iiC 2Cor ii cor iicor)
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