2 Corinthians 12:8
Parallel Verses
New Living Translation
Three different times I begged the Lord to take it away.

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,

2 Corinthians 12:8 Parallel
Commentary
Wesley's Notes on the Bible

12:8 Concerning this - He had now forgot his being lifted up. I besought the Lord thrice - As our Lord besought his Father.

2 Corinthians 12:8 Parallel Commentaries

Library
That the Ruler Should be a Near Neighbour to Every one in Compassion, and Exalted Above all in Contemplation.
The ruler should be a near neighbour to every one in sympathy, and exalted above all in contemplation, so that through the bowels of loving-kindness he may transfer the infirmities of others to himself, and by loftiness of speculation transcend even himself in his aspiration after the invisible; lest either in seeking high things he despise the weak things of his neighbours, or in suiting himself to the weak things of his neighbours he relinquish his aspiration after high things. For hence it is
Leo the Great—Writings of Leo the Great

Abram's Horror of Great Darkness.
"And when the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell upon Abram; and lo, an horror of great darkness fell upon him." If we consider the sketch, given us in scripture, of the life of this patriarch, we shall find that few have had equal manifestations of the divine favor. But the light did not at all times shine on him. He had his dark hours while dwelling in this strange land. Here we find an horror of great darkness to have fallen upon him. The language used to describe his state, on this occasion,
Andrew Lee et al—Sermons on Various Important Subjects

"That which was from the Beginning, which we have Heard, which we have Seen with Our Eyes, which we have Looked Upon, and Our Hands Have
1 John i. 1.--"That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the Word of life." It is the great qualification of a disciple, or hearer, to be attentive and docile, to be capable of teaching, and to apply the mind seriously to it. It is much to get the ear of a man. If his ear be gotten, his mind is the more easily gained. Therefore, those who professed eloquence, and studied to persuade men to any
Hugh Binning—The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning

Answer to Mr. W's Fifth Objection.
5. The consideration that none of these raised persons did or could, after the return to their bodies, tell any tales of their separate existence; otherwise the Evangelists had not been silent in this main point, &c. p. 32. None of these persons, Mr. W. says, told any tales of their separate existence. So I suppose with him. As for the two first: How should they? being only, as Mr. W. says, an insignificant boy and girl, of twelve years of age, or thereabouts. Or if they did, the Evangelists were
Nathaniel Lardner—A Vindication of Three of Our Blessed Saviour's Miracles

Cross References
Matthew 26:44
So he went to pray a third time, saying the same things again.

Romans 8:26
And the Holy Spirit helps us in our weakness. For example, we don't know what God wants us to pray for. But the Holy Spirit prays for us with groanings that cannot be expressed in words.

Jump to Previous
Begged Besought Depart Implored Leave Pleaded Request Rid Three Thrice Times
Jump to Next
Begged Besought Depart Implored Leave Pleaded Request Rid Three Thrice Times
Links
2 Corinthians 12:8 NIV
2 Corinthians 12:8 NLT
2 Corinthians 12:8 ESV
2 Corinthians 12:8 NASB
2 Corinthians 12:8 KJV

2 Corinthians 12:8 Bible Apps
2 Corinthians 12:8 Biblia Paralela
2 Corinthians 12:8 Chinese Bible
2 Corinthians 12:8 French Bible
2 Corinthians 12:8 German Bible

2 Corinthians 12:8 Commentaries

Bible Hub
2 Corinthians 12:7
Top of Page
Top of Page