American Standard Version
Concerning this thing I besought the Lord thrice, that it might depart from me.
King James Bible
For this thing I besought the Lord thrice, that it might depart from me.
Darby Bible Translation
For this I thrice besought the Lord that it might depart from me.
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,
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Commentary2 Corinthians 12:8 Parallel Commentaries
I. Perhaps I can expound the text best if I first TURN IT THE OTHER WAY UP, and use it as a warning. When I am strong, then am I weak. Perhaps, while thinking of the text thus turned inside out, we shall be getting light upon it to be used when we view it with the right side outwards, and see that when we are weak, then we are strong. I am quite sure that some people think themselves very strong, and are not so. Their proud consciousness of fancied strength is the indication of a terrible weakness. …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 34: 1888
Introductory Note to Chapter iii. By the Editor
The Blessings of Noah Upon Shem and Japheth. (Gen. Ix. 18-27. )
Christ Our Life.
And he left them again, and went away, and prayed a third time, saying again the same words.
And in like manner the Spirit also helpeth our infirmity: for we know not how to pray as we ought; but the Spirit himself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered;
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