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 12:8

  • Looks like Paul wanted the revelations to stop so the persecution would stop. God needed the revelation in the earth, and someone had to pay the price, just as all great reformers had done prior to Paul, and have since as well. 2 Cor 12 is about Revelations, not thorns.

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