2 Corinthians 12:8
Good News Translation
Three times I prayed to the Lord about this and asked him to take it away.

New Revised Standard Version
Three times I appealed to the Lord about this, that it would leave me,

Contemporary English Version
Three times I begged the Lord to make this suffering go away.

New American Bible
Three times I begged the Lord about this, that it might leave me,

Douay-Rheims Bible
For which thing, thrice I besought the Lord that it might depart from me.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

For which thing, thrice I besought the Lord that it might depart from me.

I besought.

Deuteronomy 3:23-27 And I besought the Lord at that time, saying: . . .

1 Samuel 15:11 It repenteth me that I have made Saul king: for he hath forsaken me, and hath not executed my commandments. And Samuel was grieved, and he cried unto the Lord all night.

2 Samuel 12:16-18 And David besought the Lord for the child: and David kept a fast, and going in by himself lay upon the ground. . . .

Psalm 77:2-11 In the days of my trouble I sought God, with my hands lifted up to him in the night, and I was not deceived. My soul refused to be comforted: . . .

Matthew 20:21,22 Who said to her: What wilt thou? She saith to him: say that these my two sons may sit, the one on thy right hand, and the other on thy left, in thy kingdom. . . .

Matthew 26:39-44 And going a little further, he fell upon his face, praying and saying: My Father, if it be possible, let this chalice pass from me. Nevertheless, not as I will but as thou wilt. . . .

Hebrews 5:7 Who in the days of his flesh, with a strong cry and tears, offering up prayers and supplications to him that was able to save him from death, was heard for his reverence.

Paul's Thorn and God's Grace
7And lest the greatness of the revelations should exalt me, there was given me a sting of my flesh, an angel of Satan, to buffet me. 8For which thing, thrice I besought the Lord that it might depart from me. 9And he said to me: My grace is sufficient for thee: for power is made perfect in infirmity. Gladly therefore will I glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may dwell in me.…
Cross References
Matthew 26:44
And leaving them, he went again: and he prayed the third time, saying the selfsame word.

Romans 8:26
Likewise, the Spirit also helpeth our infirmity. For, we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit himself asketh for us with unspeakable groanings,

2 Corinthians 12:7
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