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Summary

And lest I should be exalted above measure through the abundance of the revelations, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, the messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I should be exalted above measure.

The abundance

General references

Bible References

Lest

2 Corinthians 10:5
Putting an end to reasonings, and every high thing which is lifted up against the knowledge of God, and causing every thought to come under the authority of Christ;
2 Corinthians 11:20
You put up with a man if he makes servants of you, if he makes profit out of you, if he makes you prisoners, if he puts himself in a high place, if he gives you blows on the face.
Deuteronomy 8:14
Take care that your hearts are not lifted up in pride, giving no thought to the Lord your God who took you out of the land of Egypt, out of the prison-house;
Deuteronomy 17:20
So that his heart may not be lifted up over his countrymen, and he may not be turned away from the orders, to one side or the other: but that his life and the lives of his children may be long in his kingdom in Israel.
2 Chronicles 26:16
But when he had become strong, his heart was lifted up in pride, causing his destruction; and he did evil against the Lord his God; for he went into the Temple of the Lord for the purpose of burning perfumes on the altar of perfumes.
2 Chronicles 32:25
But Hezekiah did not do as had been done to him; for his heart was lifted up in pride; and so wrath came on him and on Judah and Jerusalem.
Daniel 5:20
But when his heart was lifted up and his spirit became hard with pride, he was put down from his place as king, and they took his glory from him:
1 Timothy 3:6
Not one newly taken into the church, for fear that, through his high opinion of himself, he may come into the same sin as the Evil One.

The abundance

2 Corinthians 12:1
As it is necessary for me to take glory to myself, though it is not a good thing, I will come to visions and revelations of the Lord.

A thorn

Genesis 32:25
But when the man saw that he was not able to overcome Jacob, he gave him a blow in the hollow part of his leg, so that his leg was damaged.
Judges 2:3
And so I have said, I will not send them out from before you; but they will be a danger to you, and their gods will be a cause of falling to you.
Ezekiel 28:24
And there will no longer be a plant with sharp points wounding the children of Israel, or a thorn troubling them among any who are round about them, who put shame on them; and they will be certain that I am the Lord.
Galatians 4:13
But you have knowledge that with a feeble body I was preaching the good news to you the first time;

The messenger

Job 2:7
And the Satan went out from before the Lord, and sent on Job an evil disease covering his skin from his feet to the top of his head.
Luke 13:16
And is it not right for this daughter of Abraham, who has been in the power of Satan for eighteen years, to be made free on the Sabbath?
1 Corinthians 5:5
That this man is to be handed over to Satan for the destruction of the flesh, so that his spirit may have forgiveness in the day of the Lord Jesus.

To buffet

Matthew 26:67
Then they put shame on him, and were cruel to him: and some gave him blows, saying,
1 Corinthians 4:11
Even to this hour we are without food, drink, and clothing, we are given blows and have no certain resting-place;

General references

1 Corinthians 2:3
And I was with you without strength, in fear and in doubt.

Basic English, produced by Mr C. K. Ogden of the Orthological Institute - public domain