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

  • Jerry
    I love this verse as it speaks truth into my life of being .. nothing without HIM... but in my weakness: temptation . in my weakness of un-forgiveness...in my weakness: the lack there of.. he is my strength.... my strength my provision. my strength my deliverance .. my way of escape.. my giver of the power and humility to forgive..
  • Steve morrow
    2 Corinthians 12:9 and HE said unto --- 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 ecclesiastes 8:4 where the word of a king is there is power and who may say unto HIM what doest thou
  • Steve morrow
    2 CORIN 12:9 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 TITUS 2:11 FOR THE GRACE OF GOD THAT BRINGETH SALVATION HATH APPEARED TO ALL MEN 2:12 --- TEACHING US ---THAT DENYING WORLDLY LUSTS WE SHOULD LIVE SOBERLY RIGHTEOUSLY AND GODLY IN THIS ....
  • 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.

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