New Living Translation
Each time he said, "My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness." So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me.
King James Bible
And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
Darby Bible Translation
And he said to me, My grace suffices thee; for my power is perfected in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather boast in my weaknesses, that the power of the Christ may dwell upon me.
World English Bible
He has said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." Most gladly therefore I will rather glory in my weaknesses, that the power of Christ may rest on me.
Young's Literal Translation
and He said to me, 'Sufficient for thee is My grace, for My power in infirmity is perfected;' most gladly, therefore, will I rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of the Christ may rest on me:
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
12:9 But he said to me - ln answer to my third request. My grace is sufficient for thee - How tender a repulse! We see there may be grace where there is the quickest sense of pain. My strength is more illustriously displayed by the weakness of the instrument. Therefore I will glory in my weaknesses rather than my revelations, that the strength of Christ may rest upon me - The Greek word properly means, may cover me all over like a tent. We ought most willingly to accept whatever tends to this end, however contrary to flesh and blood.
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Abram's Horror of Great Darkness.
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Answer to Mr. W's Fifth Objection.
"Don't be afraid," he said, "for you are very precious to God. Peace! Be encouraged! Be strong!" As he spoke these words to me, I suddenly felt stronger and said to him, "Please speak to me, my lord, for you have strengthened me."
1 Corinthians 2:3
I came to you in weakness--timid and trembling.
1 Corinthians 2:5
I did this so you would trust not in human wisdom but in the power of God.
2 Corinthians 12:1
This boasting will do no good, but I must go on. I will reluctantly tell about visions and revelations from the Lord.
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.
I pray that from his glorious, unlimited resources he will empower you with inner strength through his Spirit.
For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength.
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