2 Corinthians 12:8
New International Version
Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me.

New Living Translation
Three different times I begged the Lord to take it away.

English Standard Version
Three times I pleaded with the Lord about this, that it should leave me.

Berean Study Bible
Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me.

Berean Literal Bible
Three times I begged the Lord for this, that it might depart from me.

King James Bible
For this thing I besought the Lord thrice, that it might depart from me.

New King James Version
Concerning this thing I pleaded with the Lord three times that it might depart from me.

New American Standard Bible
Concerning this I pleaded with the Lord three times that it might leave me.

NASB 1995
Concerning this I implored the Lord three times that it might leave me.

NASB 1977
Concerning this I entreated the Lord three times that it might depart from me.

Amplified Bible
Concerning this I pleaded with the Lord three times that it might leave me;

Christian Standard Bible
Concerning this, I pleaded with the Lord three times that it would leave me.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Concerning this, I pleaded with the Lord three times to take it away from me.

American Standard Version
Concerning this thing I besought the Lord thrice, that it might depart from me.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And I begged of my Lord concerning this three times, to remove it from me.

Contemporary English Version
Three times I begged the Lord to make this suffering go away.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For which thing thrice I besought the Lord, that it might depart from me.

English Revised Version
Concerning this thing I besought the Lord thrice, that it might depart from me.

Good News Translation
Three times I prayed to the Lord about this and asked him to take it away.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I begged the Lord three times to take it away from me.

International Standard Version
I pleaded with the Lord three times to take it away from me,

Literal Standard Version
I called on the LORD three times concerning this thing, that it might depart from me,

NET Bible
I asked the Lord three times about this, that it would depart from me.

New Heart English Bible
Concerning this thing, I pleaded with the Lord three times that it might depart from me.

Weymouth New Testament
As for this, three times have I besought the Lord to rid me of him;

World English Bible
Concerning this thing, I begged the Lord three times that it might depart from me.

Young's Literal Translation
Concerning this thing thrice the Lord did I call upon, that it might depart from me,

Additional Translations ...
Context
Paul's Thorn and God's Grace
7or because of these surpassingly great revelations. So to keep me from becoming conceited, I was given a thorn in my flesh, a messenger of Satan, to torment me. 8Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me. 9But He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My power is perfected in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly in my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest on me.…

Cross References
Matthew 26:44
So He left them and went away once more and prayed a third time, saying the same thing.

Romans 8:26
In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know how we ought to pray, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with groans too deep for words.


Treasury of Scripture

For this thing I sought the Lord thrice, that it might depart from me.

I besought.

Deuteronomy 3:23-27
And I besought the LORD at that time, saying, …

1 Samuel 15:11
It repenteth me that I have set up Saul to be king: for he is turned back from following me, and hath not performed my commandments. And it grieved Samuel; and he cried unto the LORD all night.

2 Samuel 12:16-18
David therefore besought God for the child; and David fasted, and went in, and lay all night upon the earth…









(8) For this thing I besought the Lord thrice.--We are reminded of our Lord's three-fold prayer in Gethsemane (Matthew 26:36; Luke 22:42-45). Was St. Paul himself reminded of it? There also the answer to the prayer was not compliance with its petition, but the gift of strength to bear and to endure.

Verse 8. - For this thing. In reference to this or "to him," the angel of Satan. The Lord. That is, Christ (1 Corinthians 1:3). Thrice (comp. Matthew 26:44).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
Three times
τρὶς (tris)
Adverb
Strong's 5151: Three times. Adverb from treis; three times.

I pleaded with
παρεκάλεσα (parekalesa)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 1st Person Singular
Strong's 3870: From para and kaleo; to call near, i.e. Invite, invoke.

the
τὸν (ton)
Article - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

Lord
Κύριον (Kyrion)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's 2962: Lord, master, sir; the Lord. From kuros; supreme in authority, i.e. controller; by implication, Master.

to
ἵνα (hina)
Conjunction
Strong's 2443: In order that, so that. Probably from the same as the former part of heautou; in order that.

take it away
ἀποστῇ (apostē)
Verb - Aorist Subjunctive Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 868: From apo and histemi; to remove, i.e. instigate to revolt; usually to desist, desert, etc.

from
ἀπ’ (ap’)
Preposition
Strong's 575: From, away from. A primary particle; 'off, ' i.e. Away, in various senses.

me.
ἐμοῦ (emou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive 1st Person Singular
Strong's 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.


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