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
destroying false reasonings, and every height that is exalted against the knowledge of God, and captivating every thought to the obedience of Christ.
2 Corinthians 11:20
ye bear it, even if any one enslave you, if any devour you, if any take your substance, if any be lifted up, yea if any one smite you on the face.
1 Timothy 3:6
not one newly converted, least being puffed up he fall into the condemnation of the devil.

The abundance

2 Corinthians 12:1
To boast indeed does not become me: but I will come to visions and revelations of the Lord.

A thorn

Galatians 4:13
But ye know that in the infirmity of the flesh I preached the gospel to you at first:

The messenger

Luke 13:16
And might not this woman, a daughter of Abraham, whom Satan hath bound these eighteen years, be loosed from this bond on the sabbath-day?
1 Corinthians 5:5
of our Lord Jesus Christ, to deliver such a one unto Satan for the destruction of the flesh, that the spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus. Your boasting is not good.

To buffet

Matthew 26:67
Then did they spit in his face, and beat Him about the head; and some struck Him with rods,
1 Corinthians 4:11
Even to this present time we suffer both hunger, and thirst, and nakedness, and are buffeted, and have no certain dwelling:

General references

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