2 Corinthians 12:10

“Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ's sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christes sake: for when I am weake, then am I strong.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Therefore I am well content with weaknesses, with insults, with distresses, with persecutions, with difficulties, for Christ's sake; for when I am weak, then I am strong.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Wherefore I take pleasure in weaknesses, in injuries, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ's sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.
- American Standard Version (1901)

So I take pleasure in being feeble, in unkind words, in needs, in cruel attacks, in troubles, on account of Christ: for when I am feeble, then am I strong.
- Basic English Bible

Wherefore I take pleasure in weaknesses, in insults, in necessities, in persecutions, in straits, for Christ: for when I am weak, then I am powerful.
- Darby Bible

Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ's sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.
- Webster's Bible

In fact I take pleasure in infirmities, in the bearing of insults, in distress, in persecutions, in grievous difficulties--for Christ's sake; for when I am weak, then I am strong.
- Weymouth Bible

Therefore I take pleasure in weaknesses, in injuries, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ's sake. For when I am weak, then am I strong.
- World English Bible

For which thing Y am plesid in myn infirmytees, in dispisyngis, in nedis, in persecuciouns, in anguyschis, for Crist; for whanne Y am sijk, thanne Y am miyti.
- Wycliffe Bible

wherefore I am well pleased in infirmities, in damages, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses -- for Christ; for whenever I am infirm, then I am powerful;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 Corinthians 12:10


12:10 Weaknesses - Whether proceeding from Satan or men. For when I am weak - Deeply conscious of my weakness, then does the strength of Christ rest upon me.


People's Bible Notes for 2 Corinthians 12:10


2Co 12:10 Therefore I take pleasure, etc. The unparalleled distress, sufferings and persecutions, described in 2Co 11:24-27, even give him pleasure for when I am weak, then am I strong. Because they bring him to a sense of his helplessness and then God makes him strong.

Discussion for 2 Corinthians 12

  • Joyce Ballentine
    God often does his best work when we are at our weaken point.When you're down he will lift you up!! 2 Corinthians 12: 9
  • Vera
    God's will is made perfect in and through us. What ever we are facing he is there to help and that his power not mine is the srength that will bring me through. I can rejoice in knowing he is there and has not left or forsaken me.
  • J
    Man is nothing, and man shall be nothing forever forgetting the tree of life and that's a fact.
  • J
    Where's the ones that have trusted in the creation of God? FORGOTTEN.
  • J
    Looks like this lady trusted in the lies of Satan, the mixtures of men.
  • Paul
    Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ's sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong

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