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

  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.

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