2 Corinthians 12:9
Good News Translation
But his answer was: "My grace is all you need, for my power is greatest when you are weak." I am most happy, then, to be proud of my weaknesses, in order to feel the protection of Christ's power over me.

Contemporary English Version
But he replied, "My gift of undeserved grace is all you need. My power is strongest when you are weak." So if Christ keeps giving me his power, I will gladly brag about how weak I am.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And 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.

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And 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.

My grace.

2 Corinthians 12:10 For which cause I please myself in my infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ. For when I am weak, then am I powerful.

2 Corinthians 3:5,6 Not that we are sufficient to think any thing of ourselves, as of ourselves: but our sufficiency is from God. . . .

Exodus 3:11,12 And Moses said to God: Who am I that I should go to Pharao, and should bring forth the children of Israel out of Egypt? . . .

Exodus 4:10-15 Moses said: I beseech thee, Lord, I am not eloquent from yesterday and the day before; and since thou hast spoken to thy servant, I have more impediment and slowness of tongue. . . .

Deuteronomy 33:25-27 His shoe shall be iron and brass. As the days of thy youth, so also shall thy old age be. . . .

Joshua 1:9 Behold I command thee, take courage, and be strong. Fear not, and be not dismayed: because the Lord thy God is with thee in all things whatsoever thou shalt go to.

Isaiah 43:2 When thou shalt pass through the waters, I will be with thee, and the rivers shall not cover thee: when thou shalt walk in the fire, thou shalt not be burnt, and the flames shall not burn in thee:

Jeremiah 1:6-9 And I said: Ah, ah, ah, Lord God: behold, I cannot speak, for I am a child. . . .

Matthew 10:19,20 But when they shall deliver you up, take no thought how or what to speak: for it shall be given you in that hour what to speak: . . .

Luke 21:15 For I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your adversaries shall not be able to resist and gainsay.

1 Corinthians 10:13 Let no temptation take hold on you, but such as is human. And God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that which you are able: but will make also with temptation issue, that you may be able to bear it.

1 Corinthians 15:10 But by the grace of God, I am what I am. And his grace in me hath not been void: but I have laboured more abundantly than all they. Yet not I, but the grace of God with me:

Colossians 1:28,29 Whom we preach, admonishing every man and teaching every man in all wisdom, that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus. . . .

1 Timothy 1:14 Now the grace of our Lord hath abounded exceedingly with faith and love, which is in Christ Jesus.

Hebrews 4:16 Let us go therefore with confidence to the throne of grace: that we may obtain mercy and find grace in seasonable aid.

for.

Psalm 8:2 Out of the mouth of infants and of sucklings thou hast perfected praise, because of thy enemies, that thou mayst destroy the enemy and the avenger.

Isaiah 35:3,4 Strengthen ye the feeble hands, and confirm the weak knees. . . .

Isaiah 40:29-31 It is he that giveth strength to the weary, and increaseth force and might to them that are not. . . .

Isaiah 41:13-16 For I am the Lord thy God, who take thee by the hand, and say to thee: Fear not, I have helped thee. . . .

Daniel 10:16-19 And behold as it were the likeness of a son of man touched my lips: then I opened my mouth and spoke, and said to him that stood before me: O my lord, at the sight of thee my joints are loosed, and no strength hath remained in me. . . .

Ephesians 3:16 That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened by his Spirit with might unto the inward man:

Philippians 4:13 I can do all things in him who strengtheneth me.

Colossians 1:11 Strengthened with all might according to the power of his glory, in all patience and longsuffering with joy,

Hebrews 11:34 Quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, recovered strength from weakness, became valiant in battle, put to flight the armies of foreigners.

Most.

2 Corinthians 12:10,15 For which cause I please myself in my infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ. For when I am weak, then am I powerful. . . .

Matthew 5:11,12 Blessed are ye when they shall revile you, and persecute you, and speak all that is evil against you, untruly, for my sake: . . .

glory.

2 Corinthians 12:5 For such an one I will glory: but for myself I will glory nothing but in my infirmities.

2 Corinthians 11:30 If I must needs glory, I will glory of the things that concern my infirmity.

the power.

2 Kings 2:15 And the sons of the prophets, at Jericho, who were over against him, seeing it, said: The spirit of Elias hath rested upon Eliseus. And coming to meet him, they worshipped him, falling to the ground.

Isaiah 4:5,6 And the Lord will create upon every place of mount Sion, and where he is called upon, a cloud by day, and a smoke and the brightness of a flaming fire in the night: for over all the glory shall be a protection. . . .

Isaiah 11:2 And the spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him: the spirit of wisdom, and of understanding, the spirit of counsel, and of fortitude, the spirit of knowledge, and of godliness.

Zephaniah 3:17 The Lord thy God in the midst of thee is mighty, he will save: he will rejoice over thee with gladness, he will be silent in his love, he will be joyful over thee in praise.

Matthew 28:18,20 And Jesus coming, spoke to them, saying: All power is given to me in heaven and in earth. . . .

1 Peter 4:13,14 But if you partake of the sufferings of Christ, rejoice that, when his glory shall be revealed, you may also be glad with exceeding joy. . . .

Context
Paul's Thorn and God's Grace
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. 10For which cause I please myself in my infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ. For when I am weak, then am I powerful.…
Cross References
Daniel 10:19
And he said: Fear not, O man of desires, peace be to thee: take courage, and be strong. And when he spoke to me, I grew strong, and I said: Speak, O my lord, for thou hast strengthened me.

1 Corinthians 2:3
And I was with you in weakness and in fear and in much trembling.

1 Corinthians 2:5
That your faith might not stand on the wisdom of men, but on the power of God.

2 Corinthians 12:1
If I must glory (it is not expedient indeed) but I will come to visions and revelations of the Lord.

2 Corinthians 12:5
For such an one I will glory: but for myself I will glory nothing but in my infirmities.

Ephesians 3:16
That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened by his Spirit with might unto the inward man:

Philippians 4:13
I can do all things in him who strengtheneth me.

Additional Translations
But He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My power is perfected in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly in my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest on me.

And He said to me, "My grace suffices you, for the power is perfected in weakness." Therefore will I boast rather most gladly in my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me.

And he said to me, My grace is sufficient for you: 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 on me.

And he hath said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my power is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my weaknesses, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.

And he said to me, My grace suffices thee; for [my] power is perfected in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather boast in my weaknesses, that the power of the Christ may dwell upon me.

And he hath said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my power is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my weaknesses, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.

And he said to 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.

but His reply has been, "My grace suffices for you, for power matures in weakness." Most gladly therefore will I boast of my infirmities rather than complain of them--in order that Christ's power may overshadow me.

He has said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." Most gladly therefore I will rather glory in my weaknesses, that the power of Christ may rest on me.

and He said to me, 'Sufficient for thee is My grace, for My power in infirmity is perfected;' most gladly, therefore, will I rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of the Christ may rest on me:
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