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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


2 Corinthians 10:5
When we pull down, calculations, and every height that uplifteth itself against the knowledge of God, and when we bring into captivity every thought unto the obedience of the Christ,
2 Corinthians 11:20
For ye bear with it - if anyone enslaveth you, if any devoureth, if anyone taketh, if anyone lifteth himself up, if anyone, on the face, doth smite you!
Deuteronomy 8:14
and so thy heart be lifted up, - and thou forget Yahweh thy God, who brought thee forth out of the land of Egypt out of the house of servants;
Deuteronomy 17:20
that his heart may not be lifted up above his brethren, and he may not turn aside from the commandment to the right hand or to the left, - that he may prolong his days over his kingdom - he and his sons, in the midst of Israel.
2 Chronicles 26:16
But, when he became strong, uplifted was his heart, unto ruin, for he acted unfaithfully against Yahweh his God, - and entered into the temple of Yahweh, to burn incense upon the altar of incense.
2 Chronicles 32:25
But, not according to the benefit done unto him, did Hezekiah make return, for uplifted was his heart, - and so there came upon him, wrath, and upon Judah and Jerusalem.
Daniel 5:20
But, when uplifted was his heart and, his spirit, became obstinate so as to act arrogantly, he was put down from the throne of his kingdom, and, his dignity, took they from him;
1 Timothy 3:6
Not a new convert, lest, being beclouded, into the sentence of the adversary, he fall;

The abundance

2 Corinthians 12:1
To be boasting, is needful, - it is not, indeed, profitable, yet will I come to visions and revelations of the Lord: -

A thorn

Genesis 32:25
And when he saw, that he prevailed not against him, he touched the hollow of his thigh, - and the hollow of Jacob's thigh was put out of joint, as he wrestled with him.
Judges 2:3
Wherefore also I said, I will not drive them out from before you, - but they shall be your adversaries, and, their gods, shall become unto you a snare.
Ezekiel 28:24
And the house of Israel shall no more have a stinging prickle or a wounding thorn, of any round about them who used to despise them,- So shall they know that I an The Lord Yahweh.
Galatians 4:13
Howbeit ye know that, by reason of a weakness of the flesh, I myself announced the glad-message unto you, formerly;

The messenger

Job 2:7
So the accuser went forth from the presence of Yahweh, - and smote Job with a sore boil, from the sole of his foot, unto his crown.
Luke 13:16
But, this woman, being a daughter of Abraham, whom Satan had bound, lo! eighteen years, was there not a needs-be that she should be loosed from this bond, on the day of rest?
1 Corinthians 5:5
To deliver such a one as this, unto Satan, for the destruction of the flesh, - that, the spirit, may be saved in the day of the Lord.

To buffet

Matthew 26:67
Then, spat they into his face, and buffeted him; and, others, struck him smartly,
1 Corinthians 4:11
Until the present hour, we both hunger and thirst, and are naked, and are buffeted, and are wanderers,

General references

1 Corinthians 2:3
I, therefore in weakness, and in fear, and in much trembling, came to be with you,