New Living Translation
Three different times I begged the Lord to take it away.
King James Bible
For this thing I besought the Lord thrice, that it might depart from me.
Darby Bible Translation
For this I thrice besought the Lord that it might depart from me.
World English Bible
Concerning this thing, I begged the Lord three times that it might depart from me.
Young's Literal Translation
Concerning this thing thrice the Lord did I call upon, that it might depart from me,
2 Corinthians 12:8 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
12:8 Concerning this - He had now forgot his being lifted up. I besought the Lord thrice - As our Lord besought his Father.
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Answer to Mr. W's Fifth Objection.
So he went to pray a third time, saying the same things again.
And the Holy Spirit helps us in our weakness. For example, we don't know what God wants us to pray for. But the Holy Spirit prays for us with groanings that cannot be expressed in words.
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