Parallel Verses

Amplified

Three times I called upon the Lord and besought [Him] about this and begged that it might depart from me;

New American Standard Bible

Concerning this I implored the Lord three times that it might leave me.

King James Version

For this thing I besought the Lord thrice, that it might depart from me.

Holman Bible

Concerning this, I pleaded with the Lord three times to take it away from me.

International Standard Version

I pleaded with the Lord three times to take it away from me,

A Conservative Version

I besought the Lord thrice about this, that it might depart from me.

American Standard Version

Concerning this thing I besought the Lord thrice, that it might depart from me.

An Understandable Version

I pled with the Lord about this matter three times, that He would remove this problem from me.

Anderson New Testament

With regard to this, I three times entreated the Lord that it might leave me;

Bible in Basic English

And about this thing I made request to the Lord three times that it might be taken away from me.

Common New Testament

Three times I pleaded with the Lord about this, that it should depart from me.

Daniel Mace New Testament

I besought the Lord thrice, to make him leave me.

Darby Translation

For this I thrice besought the Lord that it might depart from me.

Godbey New Testament

Three times I called on the Lord concerning this, that it may depart from me.

Goodspeed New Testament

Three times I have prayed to the Lord about this, begging that it might leave me,

John Wesley New Testament

Concerning this, I besought the Lord thrice, that it might depart from me.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

For this thing I besought the Lord three times that it might be taken from me.

Julia Smith Translation

For this thrice besought I the Lord, that it remove away from me.

King James 2000

For this thing I besought the Lord three times, that it might depart from me.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Three times I appealed to the Lord about this, that it would depart from me.

Modern King James verseion

For this thing I besought the Lord three times, that it might depart from me.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

For this thing besought I the Lord thrice, that it might depart from me,

Moffatt New Testament

three times over I prayed the Lord to make it leave me,

Montgomery New Testament

Concerning this, three times over I supplicated the Lord that it might leave me;

NET Bible

I asked the Lord three times about this, that it would depart from me.

New Heart English Bible

Concerning this thing, I begged the Lord three times that it might depart from me.

Noyes New Testament

In respect to this I besought the Lord thrice, that it might depart from me;

Sawyer New Testament

For this I besought the Lord thrice that it might leave me.

The Emphasized Bible

In this behalf, thrice, besought I, the Lord, that it might depart from me;

Thomas Haweis New Testament

For this thrice I besought the Lord, that he might depart from me.

Twentieth Century New Testament

About this I three times entreated the Lord, praying that it might leave me.

Webster

For this thing I besought the Lord thrice, that it might depart from me.

Weymouth New Testament

As for this, three times have I besought the Lord to rid me of him;

Williams New Testament

Three times I begged the Lord about this to make it go away and leave me,

World English Bible

Concerning this thing, I begged the Lord three times that it might depart from me.

Worrell New Testament

Concerning this thing I besought the Lord thrice, that it might depart from me.

Worsley New Testament

For this I besought the Lord thrice, that it might depart from me.

Youngs Literal Translation

Concerning this thing thrice the Lord did I call upon, that it might depart from me,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
For
ὑπέρ 
Huper 
Usage: 138

τούτου 
Toutou 
Usage: 53

παρακαλέω 
Parakaleo 
Usage: 102

the Lord
κύριος 
Kurios 
Usage: 643

τρίς 
Tris 
Usage: 7

ἵνα 
Hina 
that, to,
Usage: 472

ἀφίστημι 
Aphistemi 
Usage: 13

ἀπό 
Apo 
from, of, out of, for, off, by, at, in, since 9, on, not tr., .
Usage: 490

Images 2 Corinthians 12:8

Context Readings

A Vision Of Paradise

7 And to keep me from being puffed up and too much elated by the exceeding greatness (preeminence) of these revelations, there was given me a thorn ( a splinter) in the flesh, a messenger of Satan, to rack and buffet and harass me, to keep me from being excessively exalted. 8 Three times I called upon the Lord and besought [Him] about this and begged that it might depart from me; 9 But He said to me, My grace (My favor and loving-kindness and mercy) is enough for you [sufficient against any danger and enables you to bear the trouble manfully]; for My strength and power are made perfect (fulfilled and completed) and show themselves most effective in [your] weakness. Therefore, I will all the more gladly glory in my weaknesses and infirmities, that the strength and power of Christ (the Messiah) may rest (yes, may pitch a tent over and dwell) upon me!


Cross References

Deuteronomy 3:23-27

And I besought the Lord at that time, saying,

1 Samuel 15:11

I regret making Saul king, for he has turned back from following Me and has not performed My commands. And Samuel was grieved and angry [with Saul], and he cried to the Lord all night.

2 Samuel 12:16-18

David therefore besought God for the child; and David fasted and went in and lay all night [repeatedly] on the floor.

Psalm 77:2-11

In the day of my trouble I seek (inquire of and desperately require) the Lord; in the night my hand is stretched out [in prayer] without slacking up; I refuse to be comforted.

Matthew 20:21-22

And He asked her, What do you wish? She answered Him, Give orders that these two sons of mine may sit, one at Your right hand and one at Your left in Your kingdom.

Matthew 26:39-44

And going a little farther, He threw Himself upon the ground on His face and prayed saying, My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass away from Me; nevertheless, not what I will [not what I desire], but as You will and desire.

Hebrews 5:7

In the days of His flesh [Jesus] offered up definite, special petitions [for that which He not only wanted but needed] and supplications with strong crying and tears to Him Who was [always] able to save Him [out] from death, and He was heard because of His reverence toward God [His godly fear, His piety, in that He shrank from the horrors of separation from the bright presence of the Father].

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