Parallel Verses

Modern King James verseion

And He said to me, My grace is sufficient for you, for My power is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore I will rather glory in my weaknesses, that the power of Christ may overshadow me.

New American Standard Bible

And He has said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness.” Most gladly, therefore, I will rather boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me.

King James Version

And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.

Holman Bible

But He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness.” Therefore, I will most gladly boast all the more about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may reside in me.

International Standard Version

but he has told me, "My grace is all you need, because my power is perfected in weakness." Therefore, I will most happily boast about my weaknesses, so that the Messiah's power may rest on me.

A Conservative Version

And he said to me, My grace is sufficient for thee, for my power is made fully perfect in weakness. More gladly therefore I will boast in my weaknesses, so that the power of the Christ may reside in me.

American Standard Version

And he hath said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my power is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my weaknesses, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.

Amplified

but He has said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you [My lovingkindness and My mercy are more than enough—always available—regardless of the situation]; for [My] power is being perfected [and is completed and shows itself most effectively] in [your] weakness.” Therefore, I will all the more gladly boast in my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ [may completely enfold me and] may dwell in me.

An Understandable Version

But God said to me, "My unearned favor is enough for you, for my power is made complete in [your] weakness." Therefore, I will most gladly boast, so that the power of Christ can rest on me.

Anderson New Testament

and he said to me: My grace is sufficient for you; for my power is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly, therefore, will I boast in my infirmities, that the power of the Christ may abide upon me.

Bible in Basic English

And he said to me, My grace is enough for you, for my power is made complete in what is feeble. Most gladly, then, will I take pride in my feeble body, so that the power of Christ may be on me.

Common New Testament

But he said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest on me.

Daniel Mace New Testament

but he said to me, "my favour is sufficient for thee: for my strength is shown to be perfect by thy weakness." with pleasure therefore will I glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may be seen to dwell in me.

Darby Translation

And he said to me, My grace suffices thee; for my power is perfected in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather boast in my weaknesses, that the power of the Christ may dwell upon me.

Godbey New Testament

And he said to me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for power is made perfect in weakness. Therefore most delightfully I will glory the more in my infirmities, in order that the power of Christ may abide on me.

Goodspeed New Testament

and he said to me, "My favor is enough for you, for only where there is weakness is perfect strength developed." So I am perfectly willing to boast of all my weakness, so that the strength of Christ may shelter me.

John Wesley New Testament

But he said to me, My grace is sufficient for thee; for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my weaknesses, that the strength of Christ may rest upon me.

Julia Smith Translation

And he said to me, My grace suffices thee: for my power is perfected in weakness. Therefore very willingly will I boast rather in my weaknesses, that Christ's power may lodge upon me.

King James 2000

And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for you: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather boast in my weaknesses, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.

Lexham Expanded Bible

And he said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, because the power is perfected in weakness." Therefore rather I will boast most gladly in my weaknesses, in order that the power of Christ may reside in me.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

and he said unto me, "My grace is sufficient for thee. For my strength is made perfect through weakness." Very gladly therefore will I rejoice of my weakness, that the strength of Christ may dwell in me.

Moffatt New Testament

but he told me, "It is enough for you to have my grace: it is in weakness that [my] power is fully felt." So I am proud to boast of all my weakness, and thus to have the power of Christ resting on my life.

Montgomery New Testament

but he has answered me. "My grace is sufficient for you; it is in weakness that my power is perfected."

NET Bible

But he said to me, "My grace is enough for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." So then, I will boast most gladly about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may reside in me.

New Heart English Bible

He has said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for power is made perfect in weakness." Most gladly therefore I will rather glory in my weaknesses, that the power of Christ may rest on me.

Noyes New Testament

and he said to me, My grace is sufficient for thee; for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather boast in my weaknesses, that the strength of Christ may abide upon me.

Sawyer New Testament

And he said to me, My grace is sufficient for you; for power is perfected in weakness.

The Emphasized Bible

And at once he said unto me - Sufficient for thee, is my favour, for, my power, in weakness, is made complete. Most gladly, therefore, will I rather boast in my weaknesses, that the power of Christ may spread a tent over me.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee; for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may fix its residence in me.

Twentieth Century New Testament

But his reply has been-- 'My help is enough for you; for my strength attains its perfection in the midst of weakness.' Most gladly, then, will I boast all the more of my weaknesses, so that the strength of the Christ may overshadow me.

Webster

And he said to me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.

Weymouth New Testament

but His reply has been, "My grace suffices for you, for power matures in weakness." Most gladly therefore will I boast of my infirmities rather than complain of them--in order that Christ's power may overshadow me.

Williams New Testament

but He said to me, "My spiritual strength is sufficient, for it is only by means of conscious weakness that perfect power is developed."

World English Bible

He has said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." Most gladly therefore I will rather glory in my weaknesses, that the power of Christ may rest on me.

Worrell New Testament

And He hath said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you; for My power is made perfect in weakness." Most gladly, therefore, will I rather glory in my weaknesses, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.

Worsley New Testament

And He said unto me, "My grace is sufficient for thee: for my power is manifested in thy weakness." With the greatest pleasure therefore will I glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.

Youngs Literal Translation

and He said to me, 'Sufficient for thee is My grace, for My power in infirmity is perfected;' most gladly, therefore, will I rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of the Christ may rest on me:

Verse Picture

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
And

and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0

he said
ἐρέω 
Ereo 
Usage: 41

unto me
μοί 
Moi 
me, my, I, mine
Usage: 152

My
μοῦ 
Mou 
my, me, mine, I, mine own
Usage: 313

χάρις 
Charis 
Usage: 151

ἀρκέω 
Arkeo 
Usage: 6

σοί 
Soi 
thee, thou, thy, thine own, not tr
Usage: 113

for
γάρ 
Gar 
for, , not tr
Usage: 825

my
μοῦ 
Mou 
μοῦ 
Mou 
my, me, mine, I, mine own
my, me, mine, I, mine own
Usage: 313
Usage: 313

δύναμις 
Dunamis 
Usage: 95

τελειόω 
Teleioo 
Usage: 18

in
ἐν 
En 
ἐν 
En 
in, by, with, among, at, on, through,
in, by, with, among, at, on, through,
Usage: 2128
Usage: 2128

ἀσθένεια 
Astheneia 
Usage: 21

ἥδιστα 
hedista 
Usage: 2

οὖν 
Oun 
therefore, then, so, and, now, wherefore, but, not tr,
Usage: 417

will I
καυχάομαι 
Kauchaomai 
Usage: 37

μᾶλλον 
Mallon 
more, rather, the more, better ,
Usage: 66

καυχάομαι 
Kauchaomai 
Usage: 37

ἀσθένεια 
Astheneia 
Usage: 21

ἵνα 
Hina 
that, to,
Usage: 472

the power
δύναμις 
Dunamis 
Usage: 95

of Christ
Χριστός 
christos 
Usage: 557

ἐπισκηνόω 
Episkenoo 
Usage: 1

ἐπί 
Epi 
on, in, upon, unto, to,
Usage: 644

Images 2 Corinthians 12:9

Context Readings

A Vision Of Paradise

8 For this thing I besought the Lord three times, that it might depart from me. 9 And He said to me, My grace is sufficient for you, for My power is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore I will rather glory in my weaknesses, that the power of Christ may overshadow me. 10 Therefore I am pleased in weaknesses, in insults, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ's sake; for when I am weak, then I am powerful.


Cross References

2 Corinthians 12:10

Therefore I am pleased in weaknesses, in insults, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ's sake; for when I am weak, then I am powerful.

Philippians 4:13

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

1 Corinthians 10:13

No temptation has taken you but what is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted above what you are able, but with the temptation also will make a way to escape, so that you may be able to bear it.

2 Corinthians 12:5

I will glory of such a one, yet I will not boast on my behalf, except in my weaknesses.

Ephesians 3:16

that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might by His Spirit in the inner man;

Deuteronomy 33:25-27

Your shoes shall be iron and bronze. And as your days, so shall your strength be.

Isaiah 40:29-31

He gives power to the weary; and to him with no vigor; He increases strength.

Isaiah 43:2

When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned; nor shall the flame kindle on you.

Exodus 4:10-15

And Moses said to Jehovah, O my Lord, I am not a man of words now, nor since You have spoken to Your servant, but I am slow of speech and of a slow tongue.

Joshua 1:9

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage. Do not be afraid, neither be dismayed. For Jehovah your God is with you in all places where you go.

2 Kings 2:15

And when the sons of the prophets across in Jericho saw him, they said, The spirit of Elijah rests upon Elisha! And they came to meet him and bowed to the ground before him.

Psalm 8:2

Out of the mouths of babes and sucklings You have ordained strength, because of ones vexing You, to cause the enemy and the avenger to cease.

Isaiah 4:5-6

And Jehovah will create over all the site of Mount Zion, and on her assemblies, a cloud and smoke by day, and the shining of a flaming fire by night; for on all the glory shall be a defense.

Isaiah 11:2

And the Spirit of Jehovah shall rest on Him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of Jehovah.

Isaiah 35:3-4

Make the weak hands strong and make the feeble knees sure.

Isaiah 41:13-16

For I, Jehovah your God, will hold your right hand, saying to you, Do not fear; I will help you.

Jeremiah 1:6-9

Then I said, Alas, Lord Jehovah! Behold, I do not know to speak; for I am a boy.

Daniel 10:16-19

And behold, one looking like the sons of men touched my lips. Then I opened my mouth and spoke and said to him who stood before me, O lord, my sorrows are turned on me by the vision, and I have kept no strength.

Zephaniah 3:17

Jehovah your God is mighty in your midst; He will save, He will rejoice over you with joy; He is silent in His love; He rejoices over you with joyful shout.

Matthew 5:11-12

Blessed are you when men shall revile you and persecute you, and shall say all kinds of evil against you falsely, for My sake.

Matthew 10:19-20

But when they deliver you up, take no thought how or what you shall speak; for it shall be given you in that same hour what you shall speak.

Matthew 28:18

And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, All authority is given to Me in Heaven and in earth.

Matthew 28:20

teaching them to observe all things, whatever I commanded you. And, behold, I am with you all the days until the end of the world. Amen.

Luke 21:15

For I will give you a mouth and wisdom which all your adversaries shall not be able to gainsay nor resist.

1 Corinthians 2:5

so that your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.

1 Corinthians 15:10

But by the grace of God I am what I am, and His grace which was toward me has not been without fruit, but I labored more abundantly than all of them; yet not I, but the grace of God with me.

2 Corinthians 3:5-6

not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think anything as of ourselves, but our sufficiency is of God;

2 Corinthians 11:30

If it is right to boast, I will boast of the things of my weakness.

2 Corinthians 12:15

And I will very gladly spend and be spent for your souls, even if loving you more and more, I am loved the less.

Colossians 1:11

being empowered with all power, according to the might of His glory, to all patience and long-suffering with joyfulness,

Colossians 1:28-29

whom we preach, warning every man and teaching every man in all wisdom, so that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus.

1 Timothy 1:14

And the grace of our Lord was exceedingly abundant, with faith and love in Christ Jesus.

Hebrews 4:16

Therefore let us come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.

Hebrews 11:34

quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, out of weakness were made strong, became valiant in fight, turned to flight the armies of the strangers.

1 Peter 4:13-14

but rejoice according as you are partakers of Christ's suffering, so that when His glory shall be revealed, you may be glad also with exceeding joy.

Exodus 3:11-12

And Moses said to God, Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh, and that I should bring forth the sons of Israel out of Egypt?

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