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  • PARALLEL HISTORY BIBLE - 2 Corinthians 12:9

    CHAPTERS: 2 Corinthians 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13     

    VERSES: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21




    LXX- Greek Septuagint - 2 Corinthians 12:9

    και 2532 ειρηκεν 2046 5758 μοι 3427 αρκει 714 5719 σοι 4671 η 3588 χαρις 5485 μου 3450 η 3588 γαρ 1063 δυναμις 1411 μου 3450 εν 1722 ασθενεια 769 τελειουται 5048 5743 ηδιστα 2236 ουν 3767 μαλλον 3123 καυχησομαι 2744 5695 εν 1722 ταις 3588 ασθενειαις 769 μου 3450 ινα 2443 επισκηνωση 1981 5661 επ 1909 εμε 1691 η 3588 δυναμις 1411 του 3588 χριστου 5547

    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.

    King James Bible - 2 Corinthians 12:9

    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.

    World English Bible

    He has said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my
    power is made perfect in weakness." Most gladly therefore I will rather glory in my weaknesses, that the power of Christ may rest on me.

    Early Church Father Links

    Anf-01 ix.vii.iv Pg 2, Anf-01 ix.iv.xxi Pg 2, Anf-03 v.iv.ii.xxix Pg 17, Anf-03 Pg 43, Anf-03 v.viii.ix Pg 5, Anf-03 v.viii.xlvii Pg 17, Anf-04 iii.x.i Pg 10, Anf-04 iii.viii.xiii Pg 11, Anf-05 iv.v.vii Pg 47, Anf-05 iv.v.xii.iv.viii Pg 10, Anf-06 vii.iii.xxxiii Pg 19, Npnf-101 vii.1.CXXX Pg 101, Npnf-101 vi.X.IV Pg 11, Npnf-101 vii.1.XCIII Pg 15, Npnf-103 Pg 5, Npnf-103 Pg 5, Npnf-104 iv.ix.xxiv Pg 64, Npnf-105 x.iv.xxiv Pg 5, Npnf-105 xii.xxxv Pg 3, Npnf-105 xv.iii.xiii Pg 3, Npnf-105 xx.xl Pg 7, Npnf-105 xi.lxix Pg 9, Npnf-105 xv.iii.xii Pg 3, Npnf-106 vii.xxviii Pg 33, Npnf-107 iii.lxiii Pg 5, Npnf-107 iii.viii Pg 34, Npnf-107 iv.ix Pg 34, Npnf-108 ii.LIV Pg 21, Npnf-108 ii.LXVIII Pg 58, Npnf-108 ii.XC Pg 38, Npnf-108 ii.LIX.2 Pg 11, Npnf-109 xix.iii Pg 64, Npnf-109 viii.iii Pg 63, Npnf-109 xi.ii Pg 82, Npnf-109 xvii.iii Pg 34, Npnf-109 xix.xviii Pg 40, Npnf-110 iii.XXV Pg 53, Npnf-110 iii.XXXIII Pg 14, Npnf-110 iii.LVII Pg 42, Npnf-111 vii.xvii Pg 5, Npnf-111 vi.x Pg 30, Npnf-111 vi.xxxi Pg 10, Npnf-111 vi.xxxv Pg 16, Npnf-111 vii.ix Pg 36, Npnf-111 vii.xx Pg 46, Npnf-112 v.iii Pg 52, Npnf-112 v.xxix Pg 21, Npnf-112 Pg 8, Npnf-112 v.viii Pg 44, Npnf-112 v.ix Pg 9, Npnf-112 v.xxvi Pg 32, Npnf-113 iii.iv.ix Pg 26, Npnf-113 iii.iv.x Pg 7, Npnf-113 iv.iii.ii Pg 30, Npnf-114 v.xxxiii Pg 14, Npnf-114 v.xxxvii Pg 93, Npnf-114 vi.xxxiii Pg 14, Npnf-114 vi.xxxvii Pg 93, Npnf-203 iv.x.cxxiv Pg 4, Npnf-203 iv.x.lxxviii Pg 9, Npnf-204 xxv.iii.iii.xi Pg 15, Npnf-206 v.III Pg 43, Npnf-207 iii.iv Pg 209, Npnf-210 iv.iv.iv.xii Pg 18, Npnf-211 iv.iv.viii.v Pg 14, Npnf-211 iv.iv.x.xxxiv Pg 16, Npnf-211 Pg 4, Npnf-211 Pg 6, Npnf-211 iv.iv.vii.iii Pg 10

    World Wide Bible Resources

    2Corinthians 12:9

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

    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-01 ix.iv.xxi Pg 2
    2 Cor. xii. 9.

    it showed the kindness and transcendent power of God. For as He patiently suffered Jonah to be swallowed by the whale, not that he should be swallowed up and perish altogether, but that, having been cast out again, he might be the more subject to God, and might glorify Him the more who had conferred upon him such an unhoped-for deliverance, and might bring the Ninevites to a lasting repentance, so that they should be converted to the Lord, who would deliver them from death, having been struck with awe by that portent which had been wrought in Jonah’s case, as the Scripture says of them, “And they returned each from his evil way, and the unrighteousness which was in their hands, saying, Who knoweth if God will repent, and turn away His anger from us, and we shall not perish?”3684


    Anf-03 v.iv.ii.xxix Pg 17
    2 Cor. xii. 9.

    so likewise is continence made manifest by the permission to marry. Who indeed will be called continent, if that be taken away which gives him the opportunity of pursuing a life of continence? What room for temperance in appetite does famine give? What repudiation of ambitious projects does poverty afford?  What bridling of lust can the eunuch merit? To put a complete stop, however, to the sowing of the human race, may, for aught I know, be quite consistent for Marcion’s most good and excellent god.  For how could he desire the salvation of man, whom he forbids to be born, when he takes away that institution from which his birth arises? How will he find any one on whom to set the mark of his goodness, when he suffers him not to come into existence? How is it possible to love him whose origin he hates? Perhaps he is afraid of a redundant population, lest he should be weary in liberating so many; lest he should have to make many heretics; lest Marcionite parents should produce too many noble disciples of Marcion. The cruelty of Pharaoh, which slew its victims at their birth, will not prove to be more inhuman in comparison.2688

    2688 This is the force of the erit instead of the past tense.

    For while he destroyed lives, our heretic’s god refuses to give them: the one removes from life, the other admits none to it.  There is no difference in either as to their homicide—man is slain by both of them; by the former just after birth, by the latter as yet unborn. Thanks should we owe thee, thou god of our heretic, hadst thou only checked2689

    2689 Isses in, i.e., obstitisses, check or resist, for then Marcion would, of course, not have been born:  the common text has esses in.

    the dispensation of the Creator in uniting male and female; for from such a union indeed has thy Marcion been born!  Enough, however, of Marcion’s god, who is shown to have absolutely no existence at all, both by our definitions2690

    2690 Tertullian has discussed these “definitions” in chap. ii. vii., and the “conditions” from chap. viii. onward. He will “examine the Scripture” passages in books iv. and v.  Fr. Junius.

    of the one only Godhead, and the condition of his attributes.2691

    2691 Statuum.

    The whole course, however, of this little work aims directly at this conclusion.  If, therefore, we seem to anybody to have achieved but little result as yet, let him reserve his expectations, until we examine the very Scripture which Marcion quotes.

    Anf-03 Pg 43
    Job. 1.12; 2 Cor. 12.9" id="" parsed="|Job|1|12|0|0;|2Cor|12|9|0|0" osisRef="Bible:Job.1.12 Bible:2Cor.12.9">Job i. 12 and 2 Cor. xii. 9.

    How is it that the censurer of the Galatians5781


    Anf-03 v.viii.ix Pg 5
    2 Cor. xii. 9.

    although disordered, since “they that are whole need not the physician, but they that are sick;”7346


    Anf-03 v.viii.xlvii Pg 17
    2 Cor. xii. 9.

    saving what is lost, reviving what is dead, healing what is stricken, curing what is faint, redeeming what is lost, freeing what is enslaved, recalling what has strayed, raising what is fallen; and this from earth to heaven, where, as the apostle teaches the Philippians, “we have our citizenship,7617

    7617 Municipatum.

    from whence also we look for our Saviour Jesus Christ, who shall change our body of humiliation, that it may be fashioned like unto His glorious body7618


    Treasury of Scriptural Knowledge, Chapter 12

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