Parallel Verses

Darby Translation

Wherefore I take pleasure in weaknesses, in insults, in necessities, in persecutions, in straits, for Christ: for when I am weak, then I am powerful.

New American Standard Bible

Therefore I am well content with weaknesses, with insults, with distresses, with persecutions, with difficulties, for Christ's sake; for when I am weak, then I am strong.

King James Version

Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ's sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.

Holman Bible

So I take pleasure in weaknesses, insults, catastrophes, persecutions, and in pressures, because of Christ. For when I am weak, then I am strong.

International Standard Version

That is why I take such pleasure in weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and difficulties for the Messiah's sake, for when I am weak, then I am strong.

A Conservative Version

Therefore I am pleased in weaknesses, in injuries, in necessities, in persecutions, in restrictions, for the sake of Christ. For when I am weak, then I am strong.

American Standard Version

Wherefore I take pleasure in weaknesses, in injuries, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ's sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.

Amplified

So for the sake of Christ, I am well pleased and take pleasure in infirmities, insults, hardships, persecutions, perplexities and distresses; for when I am weak [ in human strength], then am I [truly] strong (able, powerful in divine strength).

An Understandable Version

So, I am pleased to [endure] weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions and difficulties, [all] for Christ's sake. For when I am weak [physically], then I am strong [spiritually].

Anderson New Testament

For this reason, I take pleasure in infirmities, in outrages, in necessities, in persecutions, in straits, for Christ's sake. For when I am weak, then am I strong.

Bible in Basic English

So I take pleasure in being feeble, in unkind words, in needs, in cruel attacks, in troubles, on account of Christ: for when I am feeble, then am I strong.

Common New Testament

That is why, for Christ's sake, I am content in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties; for when I am weak, then I am strong.

Daniel Mace New Testament

I take pleasure then in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ's sake: for when I am afflicted, then it is I have fortitude.

Godbey New Testament

Therefore I delight in infirmities, in insults, in difficulties, in persecutions, and in tight places, for Christ's sake: for when I am without strength, then I am dynamite.

Goodspeed New Testament

That is why I am pleased with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and difficulties, when they are endured for Christ's sake, for it is when I am weak that I am strong.

John Wesley New Testament

Therefore I am well pleased in weaknesses, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ's sake; for when I am weak, then I am strong.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Therefore I am content in weaknesses, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ's sake, for when I am weak, then am I strong.

Julia Smith Translation

Therefore am I contented in weaknesses, in reproaches, in necessities in expulsions, in extremities for Christ: for when I am weak, then am I strong.

King James 2000

Therefore I take pleasure in weaknesses, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ's sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Therefore I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in calamities, in persecutions and difficulties for the sake of Christ, for whenever I am weak, then I am strong.

Modern King James verseion

Therefore I am pleased in weaknesses, in insults, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ's sake; for when I am weak, then I am powerful.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Therefore have I delectation in infirmities, in rebukes, in need, in persecutions, in anguish, for Christ's sake. For when I am weak, then am I strong.

Moffatt New Testament

It makes me satisfied, for Christ's sake, with weakness, insults, trouble, persecution, and calamity; for I am strong just when I am weak.

Montgomery New Testament

Most gladly therefore will I boast rather of my weakness, that over me like a tent may be pitched the power of Christ. That is why I rejoice in weakness, in ill-treatment, in troubles, in persecutions and calamities for Christ's sake. For when I am weak, then am I strong.

NET Bible

Therefore I am content with weaknesses, with insults, with troubles, with persecutions and difficulties for the sake of Christ, for whenever I am weak, then I am strong.

New Heart English Bible

Therefore I take pleasure in weaknesses, in injuries, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ's sake. For when I am weak, then am I strong.

Noyes New Testament

Therefore I take pleasure in weaknesses, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses in behalf of Christ; for when I am weak, then am I strong.

Sawyer New Testament

Most gladly, therefore, will I glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. Wherefore I am well pleased with infirmities, with injuries, with necessities, with persecutions, with distresses for Christ; for when I am weak, then am I strong.

The Emphasized Bible

Wherefore, I take pleasure in weaknesses, in insults, in necessities, in persecutions, and straits, in behalf of Christ; for, as soon as I am weak, then, am powerful.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ's sake; for when I am weak, then am I strong.

Twentieth Century New Testament

That is why I delight in weakness, ill-treatment, hardship, persecution, and difficulties, when borne for Christ. For, when I am weak, then it is that I am strong!

Webster

Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ's sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.

Weymouth New Testament

In fact I take pleasure in infirmities, in the bearing of insults, in distress, in persecutions, in grievous difficulties--for Christ's sake; for when I am weak, then I am strong.

Williams New Testament

So I most happily boast about my weaknesses, so that the strength of Christ may overshadow me. That is why I take such pleasure in weaknesses, insults, distresses, persecution, and difficulties, which I endure for Christ's sake, for it is when I am consciously weak that I am really strong.

World English Bible

Therefore I take pleasure in weaknesses, in injuries, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ's sake. For when I am weak, then am I strong.

Worrell New Testament

Wherefore, I take pleasure in weaknesses, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ's sake; for when I am weak, then am I powerful.

Worsley New Testament

And therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, and in straits for the sake of Christ: for when I am thus weak, then am I made strong.

Youngs Literal Translation

wherefore I am well pleased in infirmities, in damages, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses -- for Christ; for whenever I am infirm, then I am powerful;

Verse Picture

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
διό 
Dio 
Usage: 52

εὐδοκέω 
Eudokeo 
Usage: 20

in
ἐν 
En 
ἐν 
En 
ἐν 
En 
ἐν 
En 
ἐν 
En 
in, by, with, among, at, on, through,
in, by, with, among, at, on, through,
in, by, with, among, at, on, through,
in, by, with, among, at, on, through,
in, by, with, among, at, on, through,
Usage: 2128
Usage: 2128
Usage: 2128
Usage: 2128
Usage: 2128

ἀσθένεια 
Astheneia 
Usage: 21

ὕβρις 
Hubris 
Usage: 3

ἀναγκή 
Anagke 
Usage: 15

διωγμός 
Diogmos 
Usage: 7

στενοχωρία 
Stenochoria 
Usage: 4

for
ὑπέρ 
Huper 
γάρ 
Gar 
Usage: 138
Usage: 825

Χριστός 
christos 
Usage: 557

ὅταν 
Hotan 
when, as soon as, as long as, that, whensoever, while, till
Usage: 49

I am weak
ἀσθενέω 
Astheneo 
Usage: 34

τότε 
Tote 
then, that time, when, not tr
Usage: 105

am I
εἰμί 
Eimi 
I am , am, it is I , be, I was , have been, not tr
Usage: 72

Devotionals

Devotionals about 2 Corinthians 12:10

Devotionals containing 2 Corinthians 12:10

Images 2 Corinthians 12:10

Context Readings

A Vision Of Paradise

9 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. 10 Wherefore I take pleasure in weaknesses, in insults, in necessities, in persecutions, in straits, for Christ: for when I am weak, then I am powerful. 11 I have become a fool; ye have compelled me; for I ought to have been commended by you; for I have been nothing behind those who were in surpassing degree apostles, if also I am nothing.


Cross References

Romans 5:3

And not only that, but we also boast in tribulations, knowing that tribulation works endurance;

2 Corinthians 13:4

for if indeed he has been crucified in weakness, yet he lives by God's power; for indeed we are weak in him, but we shall live with him by God's power towards you,)

2 Corinthians 6:4

but in everything commending ourselves as God's ministers, in much endurance, in afflictions, in necessities, in straits,

Luke 6:22

Blessed are ye when men shall hate you, and when they shall separate you from them, and shall reproach you, and cast out your name as wicked, for the Son of man's sake:

2 Corinthians 12:9

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.

Philippians 2:17-18

But if also I am poured out as a libation on the sacrifice and ministration of your faith, I rejoice, and rejoice in common with you all.

James 1:2

Count it all joy, my brethren, when ye fall into various temptations,

John 15:21

But they will do all these things to you on account of my name, because they have not known him that sent me.

Acts 5:41

They therefore went their way from the presence of the council, rejoicing that they were counted worthy to be dishonoured for the name.

Romans 8:35-39

Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? tribulation or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword?

1 Corinthians 4:10

We are fools for Christ's sake, but ye prudent in Christ: we weak, but ye strong: ye glorious, but we in dishonour.

2 Corinthians 1:4

who encourages us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to encourage those who are in any tribulation whatever, through the encouragement with which we ourselves are encouraged of God.

2 Corinthians 4:5

For we do not preach ourselves, but Christ Jesus Lord, and ourselves your bondmen for Jesus' sake.

2 Corinthians 4:8-11

every way afflicted, but not straitened; seeing no apparent issue, but our way not entirely shut up;

2 Corinthians 4:17

For our momentary and light affliction works for us in surpassing measure an eternal weight of glory;

2 Corinthians 5:15

and he died for all, that they who live should no longer live to themselves, but to him who died for them and has been raised.

2 Corinthians 7:4

Great is my boldness towards you, great my exulting in respect of you; I am filled with encouragement; I overabound in joy under all our affliction.

2 Corinthians 10:18

For not he that commends himself is approved, but whom the Lord commends.

2 Corinthians 11:23-30

Are they ministers of Christ? (I speak as being beside myself) I above measure so; in labours exceedingly abundant, in stripes to excess, in prisons exceedingly abundant, in deaths oft.

2 Corinthians 13:9

For we rejoice when we may be weak and ye may be powerful. But this also we pray for, your perfecting.

Ephesians 6:10

For the rest, brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the might of his strength.

Philippians 1:29

because to you has been given, as regards Christ, not only the believing on him but the suffering for him also,

Colossians 1:24

Now, I rejoice in sufferings for you, and I fill up that which is behind of the tribulations of Christ in my flesh, for his body, which is the assembly;

2 Thessalonians 1:4

so that we ourselves make our boast in you in the assemblies of God for your endurance and faith in all your persecutions and tribulations, which ye are sustaining;

1 Peter 1:6-7

Wherein ye exult, for a little while at present, if needed, put to grief by various trials,

1 Peter 4:13-14

but as ye have share in the sufferings of Christ, rejoice, that in the revelation of his glory also ye may rejoice with exultation.

Revelation 2:3

and endurest, and hast borne for my name's sake, and hast not wearied:

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