1 I am boasting because I have to. Not that it does any good, but I will move on to visions and revelations from the Lord.
Gal 1:12 2Cor 12:7 1Cor 10:23 1John 5:20 2Cor 8:10 2Cor 11:16-30 2Cor 12:11
2 I know a man in Christ who fourteen years ago -- still in the body? I do not know; or out of the body? I do not know: God knows -- was caught up right into the third heaven.
2Cor 11:11 Acts 22:17 1Thess 4:17 Rev 12:5 Rom 16:7 2Cor 5:17 1Kgs 18:12
3 And I know that this man -- still in the body? or outside the body? I do not know, God knows-
4 was caught up into Paradise and heard words said that cannot and may not be spoken by any human being.
Luke 23:43 Rev 2:7 Ezek 31:9
5 On behalf of someone like that I am willing to boast, but I am not going to boast on my own behalf except of my weaknesses;
1Cor 2:3 2Cor 11:30 2Cor 12:9-10
6 and then, if I do choose to boast I shall not be talking like a fool because I shall be speaking the truth. But I will not go on in case anybody should rate me higher than he sees and hears me to be, because of the exceptional greatness of the revelations.
2Cor 11:16 2Cor 12:11 1Cor 3:5 1Cor 3:9-10 2Cor 1:18 2Cor 5:13 2Cor 10:8-10
7 Wherefore, so that I should not get above myself, I was given a thorn in the flesh, a messenger from Satan to batter me and prevent me from getting above myself.
1Cor 5:5 Judg 2:3 Num 33:55 Dan 5:20 1Tim 3:6 2Chr 26:16 2Chr 32:25-26
8 About this, I have three times pleaded with the Lord that it might leave me;
2Sam 12:16-18 Heb 5:7 Matt 26:39-44 1Sam 15:11 Ps 77:2-11 Deut 3:23-27 Matt 20:21-22
9 but he has answered me, 'My grace is enough for you: for power is at full stretch in weakness.' It is, then, about my weaknesses that I am happiest of all to boast, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me;
Phil 4:13 2Cor 12:10 Isa 40:29-31 Eph 3:16 1Cor 10:13 Isa 43:2 Josh 1:9
10 and that is why I am glad of weaknesses, insults, constraints, persecutions and distress for Christ's sake. For it is when I am weak that I am strong.
2Cor 12:9 2Cor 13:4 Rom 5:3 Eph 6:10 Jas 1:2 1Pet 1:6-7 2Cor 4:17
11 I have turned into a fool, but you forced me to it. It is you that should have been commending me; those super-apostles had no advantage over me, even if I am nothing at all.
2Cor 11:5 2Cor 11:1 1Cor 3:4-7 1Cor 3:22 1Cor 15:8-10 2Cor 1:6 2Cor 11:16-17
12 All the marks characteristic of a true apostle have been at work among you: complete perseverance, signs, marvels, demonstrations of power.
Rom 15:18-19 2Cor 4:2 2Cor 6:4-10 1Cor 1:5-7 1Cor 9:1-2 1Cor 14:18 2Cor 11:4
13 Is there any way in which you have been given less than the rest of the churches, except that I did not make myself a burden to you? Forgive me for this unfairness!
1Cor 9:12 1Cor 9:6 1Cor 9:15-18 2Cor 11:7-9 2Cor 12:14
14 Here I am, ready to come to you for the third time and I am not going to be a burden on you: it is not your possessions that I want, but yourselves. Children are not expected to save up for their parents, but parents for their children,
Prov 19:14 1Cor 4:14-15 1Cor 10:33 2Cor 1:15 Prov 13:22 1Cor 4:19 1Cor 10:24
15 and I am more than glad to spend what I have and to be spent for the sake of your souls. Is it because I love you so much more, that I am loved the less?
1Thess 2:8 Phil 2:17 2Cor 1:6 Col 1:24 2Cor 2:3 2Tim 2:10 1Cor 4:8-18
16 All right, then; I did not make myself a burden to you, but, trickster that I am, I caught you by trickery.
1Pet 2:3 1Thess 2:3 1Thess 2:5 2Cor 1:12 2Cor 4:2 2Cor 7:2 2Cor 10:2-3
17 Have I taken advantage of you through any of the people I have sent to you?
1Cor 4:17 1Cor 16:10 2Cor 9:5 2Cor 12:18 2Kgs 5:16 2Kgs 5:20-27
18 Titus came at my urging, and I sent his companion with him. Did Titus take advantage of you? Can you deny that he and I were following the guidance of the same Spirit and were on the same tracks?
2Cor 8:6 Rom 4:12 1Pet 2:21 1Sam 12:3-4 2Cor 2:12-13 2Cor 7:2 2Cor 7:6
19 All this time you have been thinking that we have been pleading our own cause before you; no, we have been speaking in Christ and in the presence of God -- and all, dear friends, to build you up.
Rom 9:1 2Cor 10:8 1Cor 14:26 1Cor 9:12-23 1Cor 10:14 1Cor 10:33 2Cor 3:1
20 I am afraid that in one way or another, when I come, I may find you different from what I should like you to be, and you may find me what you would not like me to be; so that in one way or the other there will be rivalry, jealousy, bad temper, quarrels, slander, gossip, arrogance and disorders;
1Cor 1:11 Rom 1:29 1Pet 2:1 Gal 5:15 1Cor 3:3-4 1Cor 4:6-8 1Cor 4:18-21
21 and when I come again, my God may humiliate me in front of you and I shall be grieved by all those who sinned in the past and have still not repented of the impurities and sexual immorality and debauchery that they have committed.
2Cor 13:2 1Cor 5:1 Col 3:5 Gal 5:19 1Cor 6:9-11 1Cor 6:15-18 1Pet 4:2-3