or with 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.
Cross ReferencesNumbers 33:55
But if you do not drive out the inhabitants of the land before you, those you allow to remain will become thorns in your eyes and in your sides; they will harass you in the land where you settle.
"Very well," said the LORD to Satan. "He is in your hands, but you must spare his life."
For the people of Israel will no longer face a pricking brier or a painful thorn from all around them who treat them with contempt. Then they will know that I am the Lord GOD.'
Therefore, behold, I will hedge up her path with thorns; I will enclose her with a wall, so she cannot find her way.
"Away from me, Satan!" Jesus declared. "For it is written: 'Worship the Lord your God and serve Him only.'"
1 Corinthians 5:5
hand this man over to Satan for the destruction of the flesh, so that his spirit may be saved on the day of the Lord.
2 Corinthians 10:10
For some say, "His letters are weighty and forceful, but his physical presence is unimpressive, and his speaking is of no account."
2 Corinthians 12:1
I must go on boasting. Although there is nothing to gain, I will go on to visions and revelations from the Lord.
Chapter Outline1. For commending of his apostleship, though he might glory of his wonderful revelations,
9. yet he rather chooses to glory of his infirmities;
11. blaming the Corinthians for forcing him to this vain boasting.
14. He promises to come to them again; but yet altogether in the affection of a father;
20. although he fears he shall to his grief find many offenders, and public disorders there.
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2 Corinthians 10:5
2 Corinthians 11:20
2 Chronicles 26:16
2 Chronicles 32:25, 26, 31
1 Timothy 3:6
2 Corinthians 12:1-4
Genesis 32:25, 31
1 Corinthians 5:5
1 Corinthians 4:11
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