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

A thorn

General references

Bible References

Lest

2 Corinthians 10:5
casting down reasonings, and every high thing lifting itself up against the knowledge of God, and bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ;
2 Corinthians 11:20
For ye bear with it, if one brings you into bondage, if one devours you, if one takes you captive, if one exalts himself, if one smites you on the face.
1 Timothy 3:6
not a novice; lest, being puffed up, he fall into condemnation of the Devil.

The abundance

2 Corinthians 12:1
It is needful for me to glory, though, indeed, not profitable; but I will come to visions and revelations of the Lord.

A thorn

Galatians 4:13
but ye know that through weakness of the flesh I proclaimed the Gospel to you formerly;

The messenger

Luke 13:16
And was it not right that this woman, being a daughter of Abraham, whom Satan bound, lo, eighteen years, should have been loosed from this bond on the day of the sabbath?"
1 Corinthians 5:5
to deliver such a one to Satan for the destruction of the flesh, that his spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord.

To buffet

Matthew 26:67
Then did they spit in His face, and buffet Him. And others smote Him,
1 Corinthians 4:11
Even until this present hour, we both hunger, and thirst, and are naked, and are buffeted, and have no certain dwelling place;

General references

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