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  • PARALLEL HISTORY BIBLE - 2 Corinthians 12:7


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    LXX- Greek Septuagint - 2 Corinthians 12:7

    και 2532 τη 3588 υπερβολη 5236 των 3588 αποκαλυψεων 602 ινα 2443 μη 3361 υπεραιρωμαι 5229 5747 εδοθη 1325 5681 μοι 3427 σκολοψ 4647 τη 3588 σαρκι 4561 αγγελος 32 σαταν 4566 ινα 2443 με 3165 κολαφιζη 2852 5725 ινα 2443 μη 3361 υπεραιρωμαι 5229 5747

    Douay Rheims Bible

    And lest the greatness of the revelations should exalt me, there was given me a sting of my flesh, an angel of Satan, to
    buffet me.

    King James Bible - 2 Corinthians 12:7

    And 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.

    World English Bible

    By reason of the exceeding greatness of the revelations, that I should not be exalted excessively, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, a
    messenger of Satan to torment me, that I should not be exalted excessively.

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    Anf-01 vi.ii.xviii Pg 2, Anf-01 ix.vii.iv Pg 2, Anf-03 v.iv.vi.xii Pg 41, Anf-04 iii.x.i Pg 17, Anf-04 iii.viii.xxiii Pg 13, Anf-04 iii.viii.xiii Pg 10, Anf-05 iv.v.vii Pg 47, Anf-05 iv.v.xii.iv.viii Pg 10, Npnf-101 vii.1.CXXX Pg 101, Npnf-101 vii.1.XCV Pg 9, Npnf-101 vii.1.XCIII Pg 15, Npnf-104 iv.x.xxxiv Pg 9, Npnf-104 iv.ix.xxiv Pg 64, Npnf-105 x.iv.xxiv Pg 6, Npnf-105 xviii.v.xviii Pg 3, Npnf-105 xx.xliii Pg 4, Npnf-105 xii.xxxv Pg 4, Npnf-105 xi.lxix Pg 9, Npnf-105 xv.iii.xii Pg 3, Npnf-105 xvii.vii.xiii Pg 4, Npnf-106 vii.xxviii Pg 32, Npnf-107 iii.lxiii Pg 5, Npnf-107 iv.ix Pg 34, Npnf-108 ii.CXLV Pg 35, Npnf-108 ii.XC Pg 38, Npnf-108 ii.LIX.2 Pg 11, Npnf-108 ii.XCVIII Pg 17, Npnf-109 xvii.iv Pg 18, Npnf-109 xix.iii Pg 61, Npnf-111 vii.xvii Pg 5, Npnf-111 vii.xxx Pg 16, Npnf-112 v.ii Pg 37, Npnf-112 v.ix Pg 9, Npnf-112 v.xxvi Pg 24, Npnf-112 v.iii Pg 52, Npnf-113 iv.v.iv Pg 6, Npnf-113 v.iv.x Pg 42, Npnf-206 v.XXII Pg 297, Npnf-206 v.CVIII Pg 194, Npnf-206 vi.vi.II Pg 35, Npnf-207 iii.xxv Pg 144, Npnf-207 iii.xxvi Pg 276, Npnf-208 ix.vi Pg 6, Npnf-208 ix.ccxlix Pg 5, Npnf-210 iv.vi.ii.xiv Pg 28

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    2Corinthians 12:7

    Early Christian Commentary - (A.D. 100 - A.D. 325)

    Anf-01 vi.ii.xviii Pg 2
    Comp. 2 Cor. xii. 7.

    of Satan. And He indeed (i.e., God) is Lord for ever and ever, but he (i.e., Satan) is prince of the time1686

    1686 Cod. Sin. reads, “of the present time of iniquity.”

    of iniquity.


    Anf-01 ix.vii.iv Pg 2
    2 Cor. xii. 7–9.

    What, therefore? (as some may exclaim:) did the Lord wish, in that case, that His apostles should thus undergo buffeting, and that he should endure such infirmity? Even so it was; the word says it. For strength is made perfect in weakness, rendering him a better man who by means of his infirmity becomes acquainted with the power of God. For how could a man have learned that he is himself an infirm being, and mortal by nature, but that God is immortal and powerful, unless he had learned by experience what is in both? For there is nothing evil in learning one’s infirmities by endurance; yea, rather, it has even the beneficial effect of preventing him from forming an undue opinion of his own nature (non aberrare in natura sua). But the being lifted up against God, and taking His glory to one’s self, rendering man ungrateful, has brought much evil upon him. [And thus, I say, man must learn both things by experience], that he may not be destitute of truth and love either towards himself or his Creator.4469

    4469 We have adopted here the explanation of Massuet, who considers the preceding period as merely parenthetical. Both Grabe and Harvey, however, would make conjectural emendations in the text, which seem to us to be inadmissible.

    But the experience of both confers upon him the true knowledge as to God and man, and increases his love towards God. Now, where there exists an increase of love, there a greater glory is wrought out by the power of God for those who love Him.


    Anf-03 v.iv.vi.xii Pg 41
    2 Cor. xii. 7, 8.

    and then to have refused his request, when thrice entreated to liberate him! It would seem, therefore, that Marcion’s god imitates the Creator’s conduct, who is an enemy to the proud, even “putting down the mighty from their seats.”5779

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    2Co 10:5; 11:20 De 8:14; 17:20 2Ch 26:16; 32:25,26,31 Da 5:20 1Ti 3:6


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