Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


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
and all pride that is raised up against the knowledge of God, and taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ.
2 Corinthians 11:20
For you put up with [it] if someone enslaves you, if someone devours [you], if someone takes advantage of [you], if someone is presumptious [toward you], if someone strikes you in the face.
Deuteronomy 8:14
then your heart {becomes proud} and you forget Yahweh your God, {the one who brought you out} from the land of Egypt, from the house of slavery,
Deuteronomy 17:20
[so as] not to exalt his heart above his countrymen and not to turn aside from the commandment to the right or to the left, so that {he may reign long over his kingdom}, he and his children in the midst of Israel."
2 Chronicles 26:16
But on account of his strength his heart grew proud unto destruction. And he acted unfaithfully against Yahweh his God and went into the temple of Yahweh to offer an incense offering on the altar.
2 Chronicles 32:25
But Hezekiah did not reciprocate according to the benefit [placed] upon him, because his heart became proud. So wrath was upon him and upon Judah and Jerusalem.
Daniel 5:20
But {when} his heart became arrogant and his spirit became hard [so as] to act proudly, he was deposed from the throne of his kingdom and the glory {was taken away from him}.
1 Timothy 3:6
not newly converted, lest he become conceited [and] fall into the condemnation of the devil.

The abundance

2 Corinthians 12:1
It is necessary to boast; [it is] not profitable, but I will proceed to visions and revelations of the Lord.

A thorn

Genesis 32:25
And when he saw that he could not prevail against him, he struck his hip socket, so that Jacob's hip socket was sprained as he wrestled with him.
Judges 2:3
Now I say, I will not drive them out from before you; they will {become as thorns} for you, and their gods will be a trap for you."
Ezekiel 28:24
And {there will not be any longer} painful thorn and a sharp thornbush for the house of Israel from {anywhere around them} [from those] {who are despising them}, and they will know that I [am] the Lord Yahweh." '"
Galatians 4:13
But you know that because of an illness of the flesh I proclaimed the gospel to you the first time.

The messenger

Job 2:7
So Satan went out from {Yahweh's presence}, and he inflicted Job with loathsome skin sores from the sole of his foot up to the crown of his head.
Luke 13:16
And this woman, who is a daughter of Abraham, whom Satan bound {eighteen} long years--is it not necessary that she be released from this bond on the day of the Sabbath?"
1 Corinthians 5:5
[I have decided] to hand over such a person to Satan for the destruction of the flesh, in order that his spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord.

To buffet

Matthew 26:67
Then they spat in his face and struck him with their fists, and they slapped [him],
1 Corinthians 4:11
Until the present hour we are both hungry and thirsty and poorly clothed and roughly treated and homeless,

General references

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