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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
Taking down reckonings, and every elevation lifted up against the knowledge of God, and taking captive every thought to the obedience of Christ;
2 Corinthians 11:20
For ye bear, if any reduce you to bondage, if any devour, if any receive, if any be lifted up, if any skin you on the face.
Deuteronomy 8:14
And thy heart was lifted up and thou didst forget Jehovah thy God bringing thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of servants;
Deuteronomy 17:20
Not to lift up his head above his brethren, and not to turn away from the commands, to the right or to the left; so that he shall prolong the days upon his kingdom he, and his sons in the midst of Israel.
2 Chronicles 26:16
And in his being strong his heart was lifted up even to destruction: for he will transgress against Jehovah his God, and come in to the temple of Jehovah to burn incense upon the altar of incense.
2 Chronicles 32:25
And not according to the doing to him did Hezekiah turn back, for his heart was lifted up: and there will be wrath upon him, and upon Judah and upon Jerusalem.
Daniel 5:20
And when his heart was lifted up, and his spirit was strong for pride, he was brought down from the throne of his kingdom, and they took away his honor from him.
1 Timothy 3:6
Not newly planted, lest rendered proud he fall into condemnation of the accuser.

The abundance

2 Corinthians 12:1
Indeed it is not profitable to me to boast. For I will come to visions and Revelation of the Lord.

A thorn

Genesis 32:25
And he will see thathewill not prevail over him and he will touch upon the hollow of his thigh; and the hollow of Jacob's thigh will be alienated in his wrestling with him.
Judges 2:3
And I also said, I will not drive them out from your face; and they were to you for adversaries, and their gods shall be to you for a snare.
Ezekiel 28:24
And no more shall there be to the house of Israel a thorn making bitter; and briars causing pain from all round about them despising them; and they shall know that I am the Lord Jehovah.
Galatians 4:13
And ye know that through weakness of the flesh I announced the good news to you before.

The messenger

Job 2:7
And the adversary will go forth from the face of Jehovah, and he will strike Job with an evil burning sore, from the sole of his foot even to his crown.
Luke 13:16
And this being a daughter of Abraham, whom Satan has bound, behold, eighteen years, ought she not to be loosed from this bond the day of the sabbath
1 Corinthians 5:5
To deliver such a one to Satan for the ruin of the flesh, that the spirit might be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus.

To buffet

Matthew 26:67
Then did they spit in his face, and cuffed him, and struck him with a rod:
1 Corinthians 4:11
Until this present hour we also hunger, and thirst, and we are naked, and are cuffed, and are unsteady.

General references

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