2 Corinthians 12:8

“For this thing I besought the Lord thrice, that it might depart from me.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For this thing I besought the Lord thrice, that it might depart from mee.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Concerning this I implored the Lord three times that it might leave me.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Concerning this thing I besought the Lord thrice, that it might depart from me.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And about this thing I made request to the Lord three times that it might be taken away from me.
- Basic English Bible

For this I thrice besought the Lord that it might depart from me.
- Darby Bible

For this thing I besought the Lord thrice, that it might depart from me.
- Webster's Bible

As for this, three times have I besought the Lord to rid me of him;
- Weymouth Bible

Concerning this thing, I begged the Lord three times that it might depart from me.
- World English Bible

For whiche thing thries Y preiede the Lord, that it schulde go awei fro me.
- Wycliffe Bible

Concerning this thing thrice the Lord did I call upon, that it might depart from me,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 Corinthians 12:8


12:8 Concerning this - He had now forgot his being lifted up. I besought the Lord thrice - As our Lord besought his Father.


People's Bible Notes for 2 Corinthians 12:8


2Co 12:8 For this thing I besought the Lord thrice. Prayed thrice that the thorn might be removed.

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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