1 Corinthians 2:3
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New Living Translation
I came to you in weakness--timid and trembling.

King James Bible
And I was with you in weakness, and in fear, and in much trembling.

Darby Bible Translation
And I was with you in weakness and in fear and in much trembling;

World English Bible
I was with you in weakness, in fear, and in much trembling.

Young's Literal Translation
and I, in weakness, and in fear, and in much trembling, was with you;

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Wesley's Notes on the Bible

2:3 And I was with you - At my first entrance. In weakness - Of body, 2Cor 12:7 And in fear - Lest I should offend any. And in much trembling - The emotion of my mind affecting my very body.

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My Life in Christ
MY LIFE IN CHRIST or Moments of Spiritual Serenity and Contemplation, of Reverent Feeling, of Earnest Self-Amendment, and of Peace in God: EXTRACTS FROM THE DIARY OF ST. JOHN OF KRONSTADT (ARCHPRIEST JOHN ILIYTCH SERGIEFF) Translated, with the Author's sanction, from the Fourth and Supplemented Edition BY E. E. GOULAEFF, ST. PETERSBURG NOTE. I do not precede my book by any introduction: let it speak for itself. Everything contained in it is but a gracious enlightenment which was bestowed upon my
John Calvin—My Life in Christ

A Knowledge of God
Many are the ways in which God is seeking to make Himself known to us and bring us into communion with Him. Nature speaks to our senses without ceasing. The open heart will be impressed with the love and glory of God as revealed through the works of His hands. The listening ear can hear and understand the communications of God through the things of nature. The green fields, the lofty trees, the buds and flowers, the passing cloud, the falling rain, the babbling brook, the glories of the heavens,
Ellen Gould White—Steps to Christ

The Personality of the Holy Spirit.
Before one can correctly understand the work of the Holy Spirit, he must first of all know the Spirit Himself. A frequent source of error and fanaticism about the work of the Holy Spirit is the attempt to study and understand His work without first of all coming to know Him as a Person. It is of the highest importance from the standpoint of worship that we decide whether the Holy Spirit is a Divine Person, worthy to receive our adoration, our faith, our love, and our entire surrender to Himself,
R. A. Torrey—The Person and Work of The Holy Spirit

No Minister Ought to Keep a Faithful Person from the Communion, that Does Desire and Ask It, Whilst He Doth not Know his Conscience Defiled with Mortal Sin.
The Council of Trent, treating of the Preparation which Priests and Layman ought to make for the worthy Receiving of the Holy Eucharist, hath these following words, (Sess. 13, Cap. 17.) The Custom of the Church makes it clear, that Examination and Proof is necessary in order to the Communion; that no man, knowing himself guilty of mortal Sin, though he may seem Contrite to himself, come to the Sacrament, unless he have before been at Sacramental Confession. Which comprehends all Christians, and even
Miguel de Molinos—The Spiritual Guide which Disentangles the Soul

Cross References
Isaiah 19:16
In that day the Egyptians will be as weak as women. They will cower in fear beneath the upraised fist of the LORD of Heaven's Armies.

1 Corinthians 4:10
Our dedication to Christ makes us look like fools, but you claim to be so wise in Christ! We are weak, but you are so powerful! You are honored, but we are ridiculed.

2 Corinthians 7:15
Now he cares for you more than ever when he remembers the way all of you obeyed him and welcomed him with such fear and deep respect.

2 Corinthians 10:1
Now I, Paul, appeal to you with the gentleness and kindness of Christ--though I realize you think I am timid in person and bold only when I write from far away.

2 Corinthians 10:10
For some say, "Paul's letters are demanding and forceful, but in person he is weak, and his speeches are worthless!"

2 Corinthians 11:30
If I must boast, I would rather boast about the things that show how weak I am.

2 Corinthians 12:5
That experience is worth boasting about, but I'm not going to do it. I will boast only about my weaknesses.

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