The Second Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Corinthians
AUL, an apostle of Jesus Christ
by the will of God, and Timothy our brother, unto the
church of God which is at Corinth, with all the saints which
are in all Achaia:
1:2 Grace be to you and peace from God our
Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ.
1:3 Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord
Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all
1:4 Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we
may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the
comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God.
1:5 For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our
consolation also aboundeth by Christ.
1:6 And whether we be afflicted, it is for your
consolation and salvation, which is effectual in the enduring
of the same sufferings which we also suffer: or whether we be
comforted, it is for your consolation and salvation.
1:7 And our hope of you is stedfast, knowing,
that as ye are partakers of the sufferings, so shall ye
be also of the consolation.
1:8 For we would not, brethren, have you ignorant of our
trouble which came to us in Asia, that we were pressed out of
measure, above strength, insomuch that we despaired even of
1:9 But we had the sentence of death in ourselves, that
we should not trust in ourselves, but in God which raiseth the
1:10 Who delivered us from so great a death, and doth
deliver: in whom we trust that he will yet deliver
1:11 Ye also helping together by prayer for us, that for
the gift bestowed upon us by the means of many persons
thanks may be given by many on our behalf.
1:12 For our rejoicing is this, the testimony of our
conscience, that in simplicity and godly sincerity, not with
fleshly wisdom, but by the grace of God, we have had our
conversation in the world, and more abundantly to you-ward.
1:13 For we write none other things unto you, than what
ye read or acknowledge; and I trust ye shall acknowledge even
to the end;
1:14 As also ye have acknowledged us in part, that we
are your rejoicing, even as ye also are ours in the day
of the Lord Jesus.
1:15 And in this confidence I was minded to come unto
you before, that ye might have a second benefit;
1:16 And to pass by you into Macedonia, and to come
again out of Macedonia unto you, and of you to be brought on my
way toward Judaea.
1:17 When I therefore was thus minded, did I use
lightness? or the things that I purpose, do I purpose according
to the flesh, that with me there should be yea yea, and nay
1:18 But as God is true, our word toward
you was not yea and nay.
1:19 For the Son of God, Jesus Christ, who was preached
among you by us, even by me and Silvanus and Timotheus,
was not yea and nay, but in him was yea.
1:20 For all the promises of God in him are yea,
and in him Amen, unto the glory of God by us.
1:21 Now he which stablisheth us with you in Christ, and
hath anointed us, is God;
1:22 Who hath also sealed us, and given the earnest of
the Spirit in our hearts.
1:23 Moreover I call God for a record upon my soul, that
to spare you I came not as yet unto Corinth.
1:24 Not for that we have dominion over your faith, but
are helpers of your joy: for by faith ye stand.
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Chapter 1: | Verses: 24 | Words: 591 ]
UT I determined this with myself,
that I would not come again to you in heaviness.
2:2 For if I make you sorry, who is he then that maketh
me glad, but the same which is made sorry by me?
2:3 And I wrote this same unto you, lest, when I came, I
should have sorrow from them of whom I ought to rejoice; having
confidence in you all, that my joy is the joy of you
2:4 For out of much affliction and anguish of heart I
wrote unto you with many tears; not that ye should be grieved,
but that ye might know the love which I have more abundantly
2:5 But if any have caused grief, he hath not grieved
me, but in part: that I may not overcharge you all.
2:6 Sufficient to such a man is this punishment,
which was inflicted of many.
2:7 So that contrariwise ye ought rather to
forgive him, and comfort him, lest perhaps such a
one should be swallowed up with overmuch sorrow.
2:8 Wherefore I beseech you that ye would confirm
your love toward him.
2:9 For to this end also did I write, that I might know
the proof of you, whether ye be obedient in all things.
2:10 To whom ye forgive any thing, I forgive
also: for if I forgave any thing, to whom I forgave it,
for your sakes forgave I it in the person of Christ;
2:11 Lest Satan should get an advantage of us: for we
are not ignorant of his devices.
2:12 Furthermore, when I came to Troas to preach
Christ's gospel, and a door was opened unto me of the Lord,
2:13 I had no rest in my spirit, because I found not
Titus my brother: but taking my leave of them, I went from
thence into Macedonia.
2:14 Now thanks be unto God, which always causeth
us to triumph in Christ, and maketh manifest the savour of his
knowledge by us in every place.
2:15 For we are unto God a sweet savour of Christ, in
them that are saved, and in them that perish:
2:16 To the one we are the savour of death unto
death; and to the other the savour of life unto life. And who
is sufficient for these things?
2:17 For we are not as many, which corrupt the word of
God: but as of sincerity, but as of God, in the sight of God
speak we in Christ.
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Chapter 2: | Verses: 17 | Words: 401 ]
O we begin again to commend
ourselves? or need we, as some others, epistles of
commendation to you, or letters of commendation from
3:2 Ye are our epistle written in our hearts, known and
read of all men:
3:3 Forasmuch as ye are manifestly declared to be
the epistle of Christ ministered by us, written not with ink,
but with the Spirit of the living God; not in tables of stone,
but in fleshy tables of the heart.
3:4 And such trust have we through Christ to
3:5 Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think any
thing as of ourselves; but our sufficiency is of
3:6 Who also hath made us able ministers of the new
testament; not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter
killeth, but the spirit giveth life.
3:7 But if the ministration of death, written and
engraven in stones, was glorious, so that the children of
Israel could not stedfastly behold the face of Moses for the
glory of his countenance; which glory was to be done
3:8 How shall not the ministration of the spirit be
3:9 For if the ministration of condemnation be
glory, much more doth the ministration of righteousness exceed
3:10 For even that which was made glorious had no glory
in this respect, by reason of the glory that excelleth.
3:11 For if that which is done away was glorious,
much more that which remaineth is glorious.
3:12 Seeing then that we have such hope, we use great
plainness of speech:
3:13 And not as Moses, which put a veil over his
face, that the children of Israel could not stedfastly look to
the end of that which is abolished:
3:14 But their minds were blinded: for until this day
remaineth the same veil untaken away in the reading of the old
testament; which veil is done away in Christ.
3:15 But even unto this day, when Moses is read, the
veil is upon their heart.
3:16 Nevertheless when it shall turn to the Lord, the
veil shall be taken away.
3:17 Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit
of the Lord is, there is liberty.
3:18 But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass
the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from
glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.
[ II Corinthians:
Chapter 3: | Verses: 18 | Words: 389 ]
HEREFORE seeing we have this
ministry, as we have received mercy, we faint not;
4:2 But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty,
not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God
deceitfully; but by manifestation of the truth commending
ourselves to every man's conscience in the sight of God.
4:3 But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are
4:4 In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds
of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious
gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto
4:5 For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the
Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus' sake.
4:6 For God, who commanded the light to shine out of
darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light
of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus
4:7 But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that
the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us.
4:8 We are troubled on every side, yet not
distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair;
4:9 Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not
4:10 Always bearing about in the body the dying of the
Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest
in our body.
4:11 For we which live are alway delivered unto death
for Jesus' sake, that the life also of Jesus might be made
manifest in our mortal flesh.
4:12 So then death worketh in us, but life in you.
4:13 We having the same spirit of faith, according as it
is written, I believed, and therefore have I spoken; we also
believe, and therefore speak;
4:14 Knowing that he which raised up the Lord Jesus
shall raise up us also by Jesus, and shall present us
4:15 For all things are for your sakes, that the
abundant grace might through the thanksgiving of many redound
to the glory of God.
4:16 For which cause we faint not; but though our
outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by
4:17 For our light affliction, which is but for a
moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal
weight of glory;
4:18 While we look not at the things which are seen, but
at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen
are temporal; but the things which are not seen
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Chapter 4: | Verses: 18 | Words: 406 ]
OR we know that if our earthly
house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a
building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the
5:2 For in this we groan, earnestly desiring to be
clothed upon with our house which is from heaven:
5:3 If so be that being clothed we shall not be found
5:4 For we that are in this tabernacle do groan,
being burdened: not for that we would be unclothed, but clothed
upon, that mortality might be swallowed up of life.
5:5 Now he that hath wrought us for the selfsame thing
is God, who also hath given unto us the earnest of the
5:6 Therefore we are always confident, knowing
that, whilst we are at home in the body, we are absent from the
5:7 (For we walk by faith, not by sight:)
5:8 We are confident, I say, and willing rather
to be absent from the body, and to be present with the
5:9 Wherefore we labour, that, whether present or
absent, we may be accepted of him.
5:10 For we must all appear before the judgment seat of
Christ; that every one may receive the things done in
his body, according to that he hath done, whether it
be good or bad.
5:11 Knowing therefore the terror of the Lord, we
persuade men; but we are made manifest unto God; and I trust
also are made manifest in your consciences.
5:12 For we commend not ourselves again unto you, but
give you occasion to glory on our behalf, that ye may have
somewhat to answer them which glory in appearance, and
not in heart.
5:13 For whether we be beside ourselves, it is to
God: or whether we be sober, it is for your cause.
5:14 For the love of Christ constraineth us; because we
thus judge, that if one died for all, then were all dead:
5:15 And that he died for all, that they which
live should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto him
which died for them, and rose again.
5:16 Wherefore henceforth know we no man after the
flesh: yea, though we have known Christ after the flesh, yet
now henceforth know we him no more.
5:17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he
is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all
things are become new.
5:18 And all things are of God, who hath
reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us
the ministry of reconciliation;
5:19 To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the
world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them;
and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation.
5:20 Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though
God did beseech you by us: we pray you in
Christ's stead, be ye reconciled to God.
5:21 For he hath made him to be sin for us, who
knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in
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Chapter 5: | Verses: 21 | Words: 487 ]
E then, as workers
together with him, beseech you also that ye
receive not the grace of God in vain.
6:2 (For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted,
and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now
is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of
6:3 Giving no offence in any thing, that the ministry be
6:4 But in all things approving ourselves as the
ministers of God, in much patience, in afflictions, in
necessities, in distresses,
6:5 In stripes, in imprisonments, in tumults, in
labours, in watchings, in fastings;
6:6 By pureness, by knowledge, by longsuffering, by
kindness, by the Holy Ghost, by love unfeigned,
6:7 By the word of truth, by the power of God, by the
armour of righteousness on the right hand and on the left,
6:8 By honour and dishonour, by evil report and good
report: as deceivers, and yet true;
6:9 As unknown, and yet well known; as dying,
and, behold, we live; as chastened, and not killed;
6:10 As sorrowful, yet alway rejoicing; as poor, yet
making many rich; as having nothing, and yet possessing
6:11 O ye Corinthians, our mouth is open unto
you, our heart is enlarged.
6:12 Ye are not straitened in us, but ye are straitened
in your own bowels.
6:13 Now for a recompence in the same, (I speak as unto
my children,) be ye also enlarged.
6:14 Be ye not unequally yoked together with
unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with
unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with
6:15 And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what
part hath he that believeth with an infidel?
6:16 And what agreement hath the temple of God with
idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath
said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will
be their God, and they shall be my people.
6:17 Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye
separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean
thing; and I will receive you,
6:18 And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my
sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.
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Chapter 6: | Verses: 18 | Words: 357 ]
AVING therefore these promises,
dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of
the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of
7:2 Receive us; we have wronged no man, we have
corrupted no man, we have defrauded no man.
7:3 I speak not this to condemn you: for I
have said before, that ye are in our hearts to die and live
7:4 Great is my boldness of speech toward you,
great is my glorying of you: I am filled with comfort, I
am exceeding joyful in all our tribulation.
7:5 For, when we were come into Macedonia, our flesh had
no rest, but we were troubled on every side; without
were fightings, within were fears.
7:6 Nevertheless God, that comforteth those that are
cast down, comforted us by the coming of Titus;
7:7 And not by his coming only, but by the consolation
wherewith he was comforted in you, when he told us your earnest
desire, your mourning, your fervent mind toward me; so that I
rejoiced the more.
7:8 For though I made you sorry with a letter, I do not
repent, though I did repent: for I perceive that the same
epistle hath made you sorry, though it were but for a
7:9 Now I rejoice, not that ye were made sorry, but that
ye sorrowed to repentance: for ye were made sorry after a godly
manner, that ye might receive damage by us in nothing.
7:10 For godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation
not to be repented of: but the sorrow of the world worketh
7:11 For behold this selfsame thing, that ye sorrowed
after a godly sort, what carefulness it wrought in you, yea,
what clearing of yourselves, yea, what
indignation, yea, what fear, yea, what vehement
desire, yea, what zeal, yea, what revenge! In all
things ye have approved yourselves to be clear in this
7:12 Wherefore, though I wrote unto you, I did it
not for his cause that had done the wrong, nor for his cause
that suffered wrong, but that our care for you in the sight of
God might appear unto you.
7:13 Therefore we were comforted in your comfort: yea,
and exceedingly the more joyed we for the joy of Titus, because
his spirit was refreshed by you all.
7:14 For if I have boasted any thing to him of you, I am
not ashamed; but as we spake all things to you in truth, even
so our boasting, which I made before Titus, is found a
7:15 And his inward affection is more abundant toward
you, whilst he remembereth the obedience of you all, how with
fear and trembling ye received him.
7:16 I rejoice therefore that I have confidence in you
in all things.
[ II Corinthians:
Chapter 7: | Verses: 16 | Words: 452 ]
OREOVER, brethren, we do you to
wit of the grace of God bestowed on the churches of
8:2 How that in a great trial of affliction the
abundance of their joy and their deep poverty abounded unto the
riches of their liberality.
8:3 For to their power, I bear record, yea, and
beyond their power they were willing of
8:4 Praying us with much entreaty that we would receive
the gift, and take upon us the fellowship of the
ministering to the saints.
8:5 And this they did, not as we hoped, but first
gave their own selves to the Lord, and unto us by the will of
8:6 Insomuch that we desired Titus, that as he had
begun, so he would also finish in you the same grace also.
8:7 Therefore, as ye abound in every thing, in
faith, and utterance, and knowledge, and in all
diligence, and in your love to us, see that ye
abound in this grace also.
8:8 I speak not by commandment, but by occasion of the
forwardness of others, and to prove the sincerity of your
8:9 For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ,
that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor,
that ye through his poverty might be rich.
8:10 And herein I give my advice: for this is
expedient for you, who have begun before, not only to do, but
also to be forward a year ago.
8:11 Now therefore perform the doing of it; that
as there was a readiness to will, so there may be
a performance also out of that which ye have.
8:12 For if there be first a willing mind, it is
accepted according to that a man hath, and not according
to that he hath not.
8:13 For I mean not that other men be eased, and
8:14 But by an equality, that now at this time
your abundance may be a supply for their want, that
their abundance also may be a supply for your want: that
there may be equality:
8:15 As it is written, He that had gathered much
had nothing over; and he that had gathered little had no
8:16 But thanks be to God, which put the same
earnest care into the heart of Titus for you.
8:17 For indeed he accepted the exhortation; but being
more forward, of his own accord he went unto you.
8:18 And we have sent with him the brother, whose praise
is in the gospel throughout all the churches;
8:19 And not that only, but who was also chosen
of the churches to travel with us with this grace, which is
administered by us to the glory of the same Lord, and
declaration of your ready mind:
8:20 Avoiding this, that no man should blame us in this
abundance which is administered by us:
8:21 Providing for honest things, not only in the sight
of the Lord, but also in the sight of men.
8:22 And we have sent with them our brother, whom we
have oftentimes proved diligent in many things, but now much
more diligent, upon the great confidence which I have in
8:23 Whether any do enquire of Titus, he
is my partner and fellowhelper concerning you: or our
brethren be enquired of, they are the messengers of the
churches, and the glory of Christ.
8:24 Wherefore shew ye to them, and before the churches,
the proof of your love, and of our boasting on your behalf.
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Chapter 8: | Verses: 24 | Words: 568 ]
OR as touching the ministering to
the saints, it is superfluous for me to write to you:
9:2 For I know the forwardness of your mind, for which I
boast of you to them of Macedonia, that Achaia was ready a year
ago; and your zeal hath provoked very many.
9:3 Yet have I sent the brethren, lest our boasting of
you should be in vain in this behalf; that, as I said, ye may
9:4 Lest haply if they of Macedonia come with me, and
find you unprepared, we (that we say not, ye) should be ashamed
in this same confident boasting.
9:5 Therefore I thought it necessary to exhort the
brethren, that they would go before unto you, and make up
before hand your bounty, whereof ye had notice before, that the
same might be ready, as a matter of bounty, and not as
9:6 But this I say, He which soweth sparingly
shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully
shall reap also bountifully.
9:7 Every man according as he purposeth in his heart,
so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for
God loveth a cheerful giver.
9:8 And God is able to make all grace abound
toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all
things, may abound to every good work:
9:9 (As it is written, He hath dispersed abroad; he hath
given to the poor: his righteousness remaineth for ever.
9:10 Now he that ministereth seed to the sower both
minister bread for your food, and multiply your seed
sown, and increase the fruits of your righteousness;)
9:11 Being enriched in every thing to all bountifulness,
which causeth through us thanksgiving to God.
9:12 For the administration of this service not only
supplieth the want of the saints, but is abundant also by many
thanksgivings unto God;
9:13 Whiles by the experiment of this ministration they
glorify God for your professed subjection unto the gospel of
Christ, and for your liberal distribution unto them, and
unto all men;
9:14 And by their prayer for you, which long after you
for the exceeding grace of God in you.
9:15 Thanks be unto God for his unspeakable
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Chapter 9: | Verses: 15 | Words: 356 ]
OW I Paul myself beseech you by
the meekness and gentleness of Christ, who in presence
am base among you, but being absent am bold toward
10:2 But I beseech you, that I may not be bold
when I am present with that confidence, wherewith I think to be
bold against some, which think of us as if we walked according
to the flesh.
10:3 For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war
after the flesh:
10:4 (For the weapons of our warfare are not
carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong
10:5 Casting down imaginations, and every high thing
that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing
into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;
10:6 And having in a readiness to revenge all
disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled.
10:7 Do ye look on things after the outward appearance?
If any man trust to himself that he is Christ's, let him of
himself think this again, that, as he is Christ's, even
so are we Christ's.
10:8 For though I should boast somewhat more of our
authority, which the Lord hath given us for edification, and
not for your destruction, I should not be ashamed:
10:9 That I may not seem as if I would terrify you by
10:10 For his letters, say they, are
weighty and powerful; but his bodily presence is
weak, and his speech contemptible.
10:11 Let such an one think this, that, such as we are
in word by letters when we are absent, such will we be
also in deed when we are present.
10:12 For we dare not make ourselves of the number, or
compare ourselves with some that commend themselves: but they
measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing themselves
among themselves, are not wise.
10:13 But we will not boast of things without our
measure, but according to the measure of the rule which God
hath distributed to us, a measure to reach even unto you.
10:14 For we stretch not ourselves beyond our
measure, as though we reached not unto you: for we are come
as far as to you also in preaching the gospel of
10:15 Not boasting of things without our measure,
that is, of other men's labours; but having hope, when
your faith is increased, that we shall be enlarged by you
according to our rule abundantly,
10:16 To preach the gospel in the regions beyond
you, and not to boast in another man's line of things
made ready to our hand.
10:17 But he that glorieth, let him glory in the
10:18 For not he that commendeth himself is approved,
but whom the Lord commendeth.
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Chapter 10: | Verses: 18 | Words: 437 ]
OULD to God ye could bear with me
a little in my folly: and indeed bear with me.
11:2 For I am jealous over you with godly jealousy: for
I have espoused you to one husband, that I may present you
as a chaste virgin to Christ.
11:3 But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent
beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be
corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.
11:4 For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom
we have not preached, or if ye receive another spirit,
which ye have not received, or another gospel, which ye have
not accepted, ye might well bear with him.
11:5 For I suppose I was not a whit behind the very
11:6 But though I be rude in speech, yet not in
knowledge; but we have been throughly made manifest among you
in all things.
11:7 Have I committed an offence in abasing myself that
ye might be exalted, because I have preached to you the gospel
of God freely?
11:8 I robbed other churches, taking wages of
them, to do you service.
11:9 And when I was present with you, and wanted, I was
chargeable to no man: for that which was lacking to me the
brethren which came from Macedonia supplied: and in all
things I have kept myself from being burdensome unto
you, and so will I keep myself.
11:10 As the truth of Christ is in me, no man shall stop
me of this boasting in the regions of Achaia.
11:11 Wherefore? because I love you not? God
11:12 But what I do, that I will do, that I may cut off
occasion from them which desire occasion; that wherein they
glory, they may be found even as we.
11:13 For such are false apostles, deceitful
workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of
11:14 And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed
into an angel of light.
11:15 Therefore it is no great thing if his
ministers also be transformed as the ministers of
righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.
11:16 I say again, Let no man think me a fool; if
otherwise, yet as a fool receive me, that I may boast myself a
11:17 That which I speak, I speak it not after
the Lord, but as it were foolishly, in this confidence of
11:18 Seeing that many glory after the flesh, I will
11:19 For ye suffer fools gladly, seeing ye
yourselves are wise.
11:20 For ye suffer, if a man bring you into bondage, if
a man devour you, if a man take of you, if a man
exalt himself, if a man smite you on the face.
11:21 I speak as concerning reproach, as though we had
been weak. Howbeit whereinsoever any is bold, (I speak
foolishly,) I am bold also.
11:22 Are they Hebrews? so am I. Are they
Israelites? so am I. Are they the seed of Abraham? so
11:23 Are they ministers of Christ? (I speak as a fool)
I am more; in labours more abundant, in stripes above
measure, in prisons more frequent, in deaths oft.
11:24 Of the Jews five times received I forty
stripes save one.
11:25 Thrice was I beaten with rods, once was I stoned,
thrice I suffered shipwreck, a night and a day I have been in
11:26 In journeyings often, in perils of
waters, in perils of robbers, in perils by
mine own countrymen, in perils by the heathen,
in perils in the city, in perils in the
wilderness, in perils in the sea, in perils among
11:27 In weariness and painfulness, in watchings often,
in hunger and thirst, in fastings often, in cold and
11:28 Beside those things that are without, that which
cometh upon me daily, the care of all the churches.
11:29 Who is weak, and I am not weak? who is offended,
and I burn not?
11:30 If I must needs glory, I will glory of the things
which concern mine infirmities.
11:31 The God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which
is blessed for evermore, knoweth that I lie not.
11:32 In Damascus the governor under Aretas the king
kept the city of the Damascenes with a garrison, desirous to
11:33 And through a window in a basket was I let down by
the wall, and escaped his hands.
[ II Corinthians:
Chapter 11: | Verses: 33 | Words: 718 ]
T is not expedient for me
doubtless to glory. I will come to visions and revelations of
12:2 I knew a man in Christ above fourteen years ago,
(whether in the body, I cannot tell; or whether out of the
body, I cannot tell: God knoweth;) such an one caught up to the
12:3 And I knew such a man, (whether in the body, or out
of the body, I cannot tell: God knoweth;)
12:4 How that he was caught up into paradise, and heard
unspeakable words, which it is not lawful for a man to
12:5 Of such an one will I glory: yet of myself I will
not glory, but in mine infirmities.
12:6 For though I would desire to glory, I shall not be
a fool; for I will say the truth: but now I forbear,
lest any man should think of me above that which he seeth me
to be, or that he heareth of me.
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.
12:8 For this thing I besought the Lord thrice, that it
might depart from me.
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.
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.
12:11 I am become a fool in glorying; ye have compelled
me: for I ought to have been commended of you: for in nothing
am I behind the very chiefest apostles, though I be
12:12 Truly the signs of an apostle were wrought among
you in all patience, in signs, and wonders, and mighty
12:13 For what is it wherein ye were inferior to other
churches, except it be that I myself was not burdensome
to you? forgive me this wrong.
12:14 Behold, the third time I am ready to come to you;
and I will not be burdensome to you: for I seek not yours, but
you: for the children ought not to lay up for the parents, but
the parents for the children.
12:15 And I will very gladly spend and be spent for you;
though the more abundantly I love you, the less I be loved.
12:16 But be it so, I did not burden you: nevertheless,
being crafty, I caught you with guile.
12:17 Did I make a gain of you by any of them whom I
sent unto you?
12:18 I desired Titus, and with him I sent a
brother. Did Titus make a gain of you? walked we not in the
same spirit? walked we not in the same steps?
12:19 Again, think ye that we excuse ourselves unto you?
we speak before God in Christ: but we do all things,
dearly beloved, for your edifying.
12:20 For I fear, lest, when I come, I shall not find
you such as I would, and that I shall be found unto you
such as ye would not: lest there be debates, envyings,
wraths, strifes, backbitings, whisperings, swellings,
12:21 And lest, when I come again, my God will
humble me among you, and that I shall bewail many which
have sinned already, and have not repented of the uncleanness
and fornication and lasciviousness which they have
[ II Corinthians:
Chapter 12: | Verses: 21 | Words: 589 ]
HIS is the third
time I am coming to you. In the mouth of two or three
witnesses shall every word be established.
13:2 I told you before, and foretell you, as if I were
present, the second time; and being absent now I write to them
which heretofore have sinned, and to all other, that, if I come
again, I will not spare:
13:3 Since ye seek a proof of Christ speaking in me,
which to you-ward is not weak, but is mighty in you.
13:4 For though he was crucified through weakness, yet
he liveth by the power of God. For we also are weak in him, but
we shall live with him by the power of God toward you.
13:5 Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith;
prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that
Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates?
13:6 But I trust that ye shall know that we are not
13:7 Now I pray to God that ye do no evil; not that we
should appear approved, but that ye should do that which is
honest, though we be as reprobates.
13:8 For we can do nothing against the truth, but for
13:9 For we are glad, when we are weak, and ye are
strong: and this also we wish, even your perfection.
13:10 Therefore I write these things being absent, lest
being present I should use sharpness, according to the power
which the Lord hath given me to edification, and not to
13:11 Finally, brethren, farewell. Be perfect, be of
good comfort, be of one mind, live in peace; and the God of
love and peace shall be with you.
13:12 Greet one another with an holy kiss.
13:13 All the saints salute you.
13:14 The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love
of God, and the communion of the Holy Ghost, be with you