Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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
casting down reasonings and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God and leading captive every thought into the obedience of the Christ
2 Corinthians 11:20
For ye suffer it if anyone brings you into bondage, if anyone devours you, if anyone takes of you, if anyone exalts himself, if anyone smites you on the face.
Deuteronomy 8:14
then thine heart be lifted up, and thou forget the LORD thy God, who brought thee forth out of the land of Egypt, from the house of slavery,
Deuteronomy 17:20
that his heart be not lifted up above his brethren and that he turn not aside from the commandment, to the right hand or to the left, to the end that he may prolong his days in his kingdom, he and his sons, in the midst of Israel.
2 Chronicles 26:16
But when he was strengthened, his heart lifted itself up unto corruption, for he rebelled against the LORD his God, entering into the temple of the LORD to burn incense upon the altar of incense.
2 Chronicles 32:25
But Hezekiah did not render again according to the benefit done unto him, for his heart lifted itself up; therefore there was wrath against him and against Judah and Jerusalem.
Daniel 5:20
But when his heart made itself arrogant, and his spirit hardened itself in pride, he was deposed from the throne of his kingdom, and they took his glory from him:
1 Timothy 3:6
not a novice, lest being puffed up, he fall into judgment of the devil.

The abundance

2 Corinthians 12:1
Certainly it is not expedient for me to glory, but I will come to the visions and the revelations of the Lord.

A thorn

Genesis 32:25
And when the man saw that he did not prevail against him, he touched the hollow of his thigh; and the hollow of Jacob's thigh was disjointed as he wrestled with him.
Judges 2:3
Therefore, I also said, I will not drive them out from before you, but they shall be as thorns in your sides, and their gods shall be a snare unto you.
Ezekiel 28:24
And there shall no longer be a pricking brier unto the house of Israel, nor any thorn that causes him pain, round about them of those that despise them; and they shall know that I am the Lord GOD.
Galatians 4:13
Ye know how through weakness of the flesh I preached the gospel unto you at the first.

The messenger

Job 2:7
So Satan went forth from the presence of the LORD and smote Job with sore boils from the sole of his foot unto the crown of his head.
Luke 13:16
And regarding this daughter of Abraham, who, behold, Satan had bound eighteen years, does it not behoove us to release her from this bond on the Sabbath day?
1 Corinthians 5:5
let such a one be delivered unto Satan for the destruction of the flesh, that the spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus.

To buffet

Matthew 26:67
Then they spit in his face and buffeted him, and others smote him with the staves,
1 Corinthians 4:11
Even unto this present hour we both hunger and thirst and are ill clad and are buffeted and have no certain dwellingplace

General references

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