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  • PARALLEL BIBLE - 2 Corinthians 12:10


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    King James Bible - 2 Corinthians 12:10

    Therefore 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.

    World English Bible

    Therefore I take pleasure in weaknesses, in injuries, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ's
    sake. For when I am weak, then am I strong.

    Douay-Rheims - 2 Corinthians 12:10

    For which cause I please myself in my infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ. For when I am weak, then am I powerful.

    Webster's Bible Translation

    Therefore 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.

    Greek Textus Receptus


    διο
    1352 CONJ ευδοκω 2106 5719 V-PAI-1S εν 1722 PREP ασθενειαις 769 N-DPF εν 1722 PREP υβρεσιν 5196 N-DPF εν 1722 PREP αναγκαις 318 N-DPF εν 1722 PREP διωγμοις 1375 N-DPM εν 1722 PREP στενοχωριαις 4730 N-DPF υπερ 5228 PREP χριστου 5547 N-GSM οταν 3752 CONJ γαρ 1063 CONJ ασθενω 770 5725 V-PAS-1S τοτε 5119 ADV δυνατος 1415 A-NSM ειμι 1510 5748 V-PXI-1S

    Treasury of Scriptural Knowledge

    VERSE (10) -
    2Co 1:4; 4:8-10,17; 7:4 Ac 5:41 Ro 5:3; 8:35-39 Php 1:29; 2:17,18

    SEV Biblia, Chapter 12:10

    Por lo cual me contento en las flaquezas, en las afrentas, en las necesidades, en las persecuciones, en las angustias por el Cristo; porque cuando soy flaco, entonces soy poderoso.

    Clarke's Bible Commentary - 2 Corinthians 12:10

    Verse 10. Therefore I take
    pleasure] I not only endure them patiently, but am pleased when they occur; for I do it for Christ's sake-on his account; for on his account I suffer. For when I am weak-most oppressed with trials and afflictions, then am I strong; God supporting my mind with his most powerful influences, causing me to rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory.

    John Gill's Bible Commentary

    Ver. 10. Therefore I take
    pleasure in infirmities , etc..] Not in them simply considered, but as they were made use of to his advantage, for the exercise of his grace, and for his more abundant consolation; and especially as they tended to the glory of Christ, and made his grace, power, and strength the more conspicuous: by infirmities are meant all outward troubles, everything that is mean and abject, distressing and afflicting, whether from Satan or the world; it seems to be a general term, which includes and is explained by the following particulars: in reproaches ; of Satan, the accuser of the brethren, who sometimes reproachfully insinuates that they are hypocrites, and serve God and Christ with mercenary views and selfish ends; and of the men of the world, who traduce them as deceivers, treat them with opprobrious language, and lead them with revilings and contumelies, endeavour to take away their characters, credit, and reputation; the faithful servants of Christ must go through bad report, and suffer shame for the name of Christ; but these reproaches with Moses are esteemed by them greater riches than the treasures of Egypt: in necessities ; not of the soul, the better part, there being a sufficiency of grace in Christ to relieve all its wants; but of the body, the apostle was sometimes reduced to very necessitous circumstances, wanting the common necessaries of life, being hungry, thirsty, and naked, and yet cheerful: in persecutions ; from place to place by the enemies of the Gospel, by whom he was severely handled by beating, scourging, and imprisonment; but his stripes were the marks of the Lord Jesus; his chains were his crown, and his prison a palace to him: in distresses , or straits; both as to body and mind, encompassed with such difficulties that he knew not what way to take, or course to steer: and all for Christ's sake ; not for any real crime done by him, but for a profession of Christ, preaching his Gospel, and for the glory of his name; and which made all these afflictions so delightful to him, having in the midst of them the love of God to comfort him, the power and strength of Christ to support him, and the grace of the Spirit to assist him, and the presence of all the three Persons with him; this he suggests to be the ground and reason of his delight and pleasure, in such otherwise disagreeable circumstances: for when I am weak, then am I strong ; when he was attended with all the above mentioned infirmities, when laden with reproaches, surrounded with necessities, followed with persecutions, and brought into the utmost straits and difficulties, and was most sensible of his weakness in himself to bear and go through all these things; then was he upheld by the divine arm, and strengthened by the power of Christ; so that he was not only able to sustain the conflict, but became more than a conqueror, and even to triumph in the midst of these adversities; he could and did readily take the advice in ( Joel 3:10), and express himself in the same language there directed to, and to which he seems to refer, let the weak say I am strong; for he that is weak in himself, and sees himself to be so, is strong in Christ, and has a comfortable experience of renewed strength from him, as his day is. The Jews have a saying somewhat like this, the righteous even yqzjtm ylj hk , when they are weak strengthen themselves; as it is said, ( Genesis 48:2), and the wicked, though in their strength, fall, according to ( Esther 7:8).

    Matthew Henry Commentary

    Verses 7-10 - The
    apostle gives an account of the method God took to keep him humble and to prevent his being lifted up above measure, on account of the visions and revelations he had. We are not told what this thorn in the flesh was, whether some great trouble, or some great temptation. But God often brings this good out of evil, that the reproaches of ou enemies help to hide pride from us. If God loves us, he will keep u from being exalted above measure; and spiritual burdens are ordered to cure spiritual pride. This thorn in the flesh is said to be a messenge of Satan which he sent for evil; but God designed it, and overruled it for good. Prayer is a salve for every sore, a remedy for every malady and when we are afflicted with thorns in the flesh, we should giv ourselves to prayer. If an answer be not given to the first prayer, no to the second, we are to continue praying. Troubles are sent to teac us to pray; and are continued, to teach us to continue instant in prayer. Though God accepts the prayer of faith, yet he does not alway give what is asked for: as he sometimes grants in wrath, so he sometimes denies in love. When God does not take away our troubles an temptations, yet, if he gives grace enough for us, we have no reason to complain. Grace signifies the good-will of God towards us, and that is enough to enlighten and enliven us, sufficient to strengthen an comfort in all afflictions and distresses. His strength is made perfec in our weakness. Thus his grace is manifested and magnified. When we are weak in ourselves, then we are strong in the grace of our Lor Jesus Christ; when we feel that we are weak in ourselves, then we go to Christ, receive strength from him, and enjoy most the supplies of Divine strength and grace.


    Greek Textus Receptus


    διο
    1352 CONJ ευδοκω 2106 5719 V-PAI-1S εν 1722 PREP ασθενειαις 769 N-DPF εν 1722 PREP υβρεσιν 5196 N-DPF εν 1722 PREP αναγκαις 318 N-DPF εν 1722 PREP διωγμοις 1375 N-DPM εν 1722 PREP στενοχωριαις 4730 N-DPF υπερ 5228 PREP χριστου 5547 N-GSM οταν 3752 CONJ γαρ 1063 CONJ ασθενω 770 5725 V-PAS-1S τοτε 5119 ADV δυνατος 1415 A-NSM ειμι 1510 5748 V-PXI-1S

    Robertson's NT Word Studies

    12:10 {Wherefore I take
    pleasure} (dio eudokw). For this noble word see on Mt 3:17; 2Co 5:8. The enemies of Paul will have a hard time now in making Paul unhappy by persecutions even unto death (#Php 1:20-26). He is not courting martyrdom, but he does not fear it or anything that is "for Christ's sake" (huper cristou). {For when} (hotan gar). "For whenever," indefinite time. {qen I am strong} (tote dunatos eimi). At that very time, but not in myself, but in the fresh access of power from Christ for the emergency.


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