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

  • A disciple
    BSP; This is the Ideal, that the one generation would so know the LORD and walk with Him REALLY, so as to have to give to their children. This puts a very grave responsibility upon the father and mother to be more than "name only" Christians, or that they should merely try to fulfill an outward surface level obligation for Church Membership; and that they would actually KNOW what they teach.
  • BSP
    Verse 14: This verse shows that children should not be expected to provide their parents with a life of ease. Parent should be balanced in what they expect from their children.
  • Wayne
    Behold what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us that we should be called the sons of God. Beloved, now are we the sons of God.
  • 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.

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