Parallel Verses

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:

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 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.

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.

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 Concerning this thing thrice the Lord did I call upon, that it might depart from me, 9 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: 10 wherefore I am well pleased in infirmities, in damages, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses -- for Christ; for whenever I am infirm, then I am powerful;


Cross References

2 Corinthians 12:10

wherefore I am well pleased in infirmities, in damages, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses -- for Christ; for whenever I am infirm, then I am powerful;

Philippians 4:13

For all things I have strength, in Christ's strengthening me;

1 Corinthians 10:13

No temptation hath taken you -- except human; and God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above what ye are able, but He will make, with the temptation, also the outlet, for your being able to bear it.

2 Corinthians 12:5

Of such an one I will boast, and of myself I will not boast, except in my infirmities,

Ephesians 3:16

that He may give to you, according to the riches of His glory, with might to be strengthened through His Spirit, in regard to the inner man,

Deuteronomy 33:25-27

Iron and brass are thy shoes, And as thy days -- thy strength.

Isaiah 40:29-31

He is giving power to the weary, And to those not strong He increaseth might.

Isaiah 43:2

When thou passest into waters, I am with thee, And into floods, they do not overflow thee, When thou goest into fire, thou art not burnt, And a flame doth not burn against thee.

Exodus 4:10-15

And Moses saith unto Jehovah, 'O, my Lord, I am not a man of words, either yesterday, or before, or since Thy speaking unto Thy servant, for I am slow of mouth, and slow of tongue.'

Joshua 1:9

Have not I commanded thee? be strong and courageous; be not terrified nor affrighted, for with thee is Jehovah thy God in every place whither thou goest.'

2 Kings 2:15

And they see him -- the sons of the prophets who are in Jericho -- over-against, and they say, 'Rested hath the spirit of Elijah on Elisha;' and they come to meet him, and bow themselves to him to the earth,

Psalm 8:2

From the mouths of infants and sucklings Thou hast founded strength, Because of Thine adversaries, To still an enemy and a self-avenger.

Isaiah 4:5-6

Then hath Jehovah prepared Over every fixed place of Mount Zion, And over her convocations, A cloud by day, and smoke, And the shining of a flaming fire by night, That, over all honour a safe-guard,

Isaiah 11:2

Rested on him hath the Spirit of Jehovah, The spirit of wisdom and understanding, The spirit of counsel and might, The spirit of knowledge and fear of Jehovah.

Isaiah 35:3-4

Strengthen ye the feeble hands, Yea, the stumbling knees strengthen.

Isaiah 41:13-16

For I, Jehovah thy God, Am strengthening thy right hand, He who is saying to thee, 'Fear not, I have helped thee.'

Jeremiah 1:6-9

And I say, 'Ah, Lord Jehovah! lo, I have not known -- to speak, for I am a youth.'

Daniel 10:16-19

and lo, as the manner of the sons of men, he is striking against my lips, and I open my mouth, and I speak, and say unto him who is standing over-against me: My lord, by the appearance turned have been my pangs against me, and I have retained no power.

Zephaniah 3:17

Jehovah thy God is in thy midst, A mighty one doth save, He rejoiceth over thee with joy, He doth work in His love, He joyeth over thee with singing.'

Matthew 5:11-12

Happy are ye whenever they may reproach you, and may persecute, and may say any evil thing against you falsely for my sake --

Matthew 10:19-20

'And whenever they may deliver you up, be not anxious how or what ye may speak, for it shall be given you in that hour what ye shall speak;

Matthew 28:18

And having come near, Jesus spake to them, saying, 'Given to me was all authority in heaven and on earth;

Matthew 28:20

teaching them to observe all, whatever I did command you,) and lo, I am with you all the days -- till the full end of the age.'

Luke 21:15

for I will give to you a mouth and wisdom that all your opposers shall not be able to refute or resist.

1 Corinthians 2:5

that your faith may not be in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.

1 Corinthians 15:10

and by the grace of God I am what I am, and His grace that is towards me came not in vain, but more abundantly than they all did I labour, yet not I, but the grace of God that is 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 to boast it behoveth me, of the things of my infirmity I will boast;

2 Corinthians 12:15

and I most gladly will spend and be entirely spent for your souls, even if, more abundantly loving you, less I am loved.

Colossians 1:11

in all might being made mighty according to the power of His glory, to all endurance and long-suffering with joy.

Colossians 1:28-29

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

1 Timothy 1:14

and exceedingly abound did the grace of our Lord, with faith and love that is in Christ Jesus:

Hebrews 4:16

we may come near, then, with freedom, to the throne of the grace, that we may receive kindness, and find grace -- for seasonable help.

Hebrews 11:34

quenched the power of fire, escaped the mouth of the sword, were made powerful out of infirmities, became strong in battle, caused to give way camps of the aliens.

1 Peter 4:13-14

but, according as ye have fellowship with the sufferings of the Christ, rejoice ye, that also in the revelation of his glory ye may rejoice -- exulting;

Exodus 3:11-12

And Moses saith unto God, 'Who am I, that I go unto Pharaoh, and that I bring out the sons of Israel from Egypt?'

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