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2 Corinthians

12:1 And I must go on bragging, even though there’s no practical reason for it, because now I will tell you about visions and revelations from the Master.

καυχασθαι
G2744
to-brag
δει
G1163
is-needing
ου
G3756
not
συμφερον
G4851
benefitting
μεν
G3303
in-fact
ελευσομαι
G2064
I-shall-come
δε
G1161
yet
εις
G1519
into
οπτασιας
G3701
visions
και
G2532
and
αποκαλυψεις
G602
revelations
κυριου
G2962
[of]-master

12:2 I know someone united with the Anointed who fourteen years ago was snatched up to the third heaven. (I don’t know whether it was in the body or not; only God knows.)

οιδα
G1492
I-have-seen
ανθρωπον
G444
person
εν
G1722
in
χριστω
G5547
[to]-anointed
προ
G4253
before
ετων
G2094
[of]-years
δεκατεσσαρων
G1180
[of]-fourteen
ειτε
G1535
if-also
εν
G1722
in
σωματι
G4983
[to]-body
ουκ
G3756
not
οιδα
G1492
I-have-seen
ειτε
G1535
if-also
εκτος
G1622
outside
του
G3588
[of]-the
σωματος
G4983
[of]-body
ουκ
G3756
not
οιδα
G1492
I-have-seen

G3588
the
θεος
G2316
God
οιδεν
G1492
has-seen
ἁρπαγεντα
G726
being-snatched
τον
G3588
the
τοιουτον
G5108
such
ἑως
G2193
until
τριτου
G5154
[of]-third
ουρανου
G3772
[of]-sky

12:3 And I am familiar with such a person— again, whether in or out of the body only God knows—

και
G2532
and
οιδα
G1492
I-have-seen
τον
G3588
the
τοιουτον
G5108
such
ανθρωπον
G444
person
ειτε
G1535
if-also
εν
G1722
in
σωματι
G4983
[to]-body
ειτε
G1535
if-also
χωρις
G5565
without
του
G3588
[of]-the
σωματος
G4983
[of]-body
ουκ
G3756
not
οιδα
G1492
I-have-seen

G3588
the
θεος
G2316
God
οιδεν
G1492
has-seen

12:4 and how he was snatched up into Paradise and heard proclamations that no one is able or permitted to talk about.

ὁτι
G3754
since
ἡρπαγη
G726
was-snatched
εις
G1519
into
τον
G3588
the
παραδεισον
G3857
Paradise
και
G2532
and
ηκουσεν
G191
heard
αρρητα
G731
inexpressible
ῥηματα
G4487
declarations

G3739
which
ουκ
G3756
not
εξον
G1832
allowed
ανθρωπω
G444
[to]-person
λαλησαι
G2980
to-talk

12:5 I’ll brag about someone like that, but not about myself unless it is about my weaknesses.

ὑπερ
G5228
over
του
G3588
[of]-the
τοιουτου
G5108
[of]-such
καυχησομαι
G2744
I-shall-brag
ὑπερ
G5228
over
δε
G1161
yet
εμαυτου
G1683
[of]-myself
ου
G3756
not
καυχησομαι
G2744
I-shall-brag
ει.
G1487
if
μη
G3361
not
εν
G1722
in
ταις
G3588
[to]-the
ασθενειαις
G769
[to]-infirmities

12:6 If I ever did want to brag, it wouldn’t be as a fool but the truth. But I will refrain, so that no one will think more of me than what they can see or hear.

εαν
G1437
if-ever
γαρ
G1063
because
θελησω
G2309
I-should-choose
καυχησασθαι
G2744
to-brag
ουκ
G3756
not
εσομαι
G2071
I-shall-be
αφρων
G878
dimwitted
αληθειαν
G225
truth
γαρ
G1063
because
ερω
G2046
I-shall-ask
φειδομαι
G5339
I-am-lenient
δε
G1161
yet
μη
G3361
not
τις
G5101
who
εις
G1519
into
εμε
G1691
me
λογισηται
G3049
should-calculate
ὑπερ
G5228
over

G3588
the
βλεπει
G5719
is-observing
με
G3165
me
η
G2228
or-else
ακουει
G191
is-hearing
τι
G5101
what
εξ
G1537
out
εμου
G1700
[of]-me

12:7 And because of those amazing revelations, in order to keep me from becoming conceited, I was given a burr in my flesh— a messenger of the Adversary by which he could assault me— to keep me humble.

και
G2532
and
τη
G3588
[to]-the
ὑπερβολη
G5236
supremacy
των
G3588
[of]-the
αποκαλυψεων
G602
[of]-revelations
διο
G1352
for-this-reason
ἱνα
G2443
that
μη
G3361
not
ὑπεραιρωμαι
G5229
I-may-exalt-myself
εδοθη
G1325
was-given
μοι
G3427
[to]-me
σκολοψ
G4647
prick
τη
G3588
[to]-the
σαρκι
G4561
[to]-flesh
αγγελος
G32
messenger
σατανα
G4567
adversary
ἱνα
G2443
that
με
G3165
me
κολαφιζη
G2852
should be-beaten
ἱνα
G2443
that
μη
G3361
not
ὑπεραιρωμαι
G5229
I-may-exalt-myself

12:8 Three times I pleaded with the Master to take it away,

ὑπερ
G5228
over
τουτου
G5127
[of]-this
τρις
G5151
three-times
τον
G3588
the
κυριον
G2962
master
παρεκαλεσα
G3870
I-advocated
ἱνα
G2443
that
αποστη
G868
should-remove
απ᾽
G575
from
εμου
G1700
[of]-me

12:9 but he has declared to me, “My favor is enough for you, for spiritual power is completed by means of physical inability.” So instead I will wholeheartedly celebrate my weaknesses in order to allow the power of the Anointed to cover me.

και
G2532
and
ειρηκεν
G2046
has-uttered
μοι
G3427
[to]-me
αρκει
G714
is-sufficing
σοι
G4671
[to]-you

G3588
the
χαρις
G5485
favor
μου
G3450
[of]-me

G3588
the
γαρ
G1063
because
δυναμις
G1411
power
εν
G1722
in
ασθενεια
G769
[to]-infirmity
τελειται
G5055
is-fully-paid
ἡδιστα
G2236
well-pleased
ουν
G3767
then
μαλλον
G3123
rather
καυχησομαι
G2744
I-shall-brag
εν
G1722
in
ταις
G3588
[to]-the
ασθενειαις
G769
[to]-infirmities
μου
G3450
[of]-me
ἱνα
G2443
that
επισκηνωση
G1981
should-tent-over
επ᾽
G1909
on
εμε
G1691
me

G3588
the
δυναμις
G1411
power
του
G3588
[of]-the
χριστου
G5547
[of]-anointed

12:10 For that reason I will happily endure weakness, outrage, going without necessities, persecution, and distress— all for the sake of the Anointed. For when I am physically unable, then I am spiritually able!

διο
G1352
for-this-reason
ευδοκω
G2106
I-am-pleased
εν
G1722
in
ασθενειαις
G769
[to]-infirmities
εν
G1722
in
ὑβρεσιν
G5196
[to]-arrogance
εν
G1722
in
αναγκαις
G318
[to]-stressfulness
εν
G1722
in
διωγμοις
G1375
[to]-trials
εν
G1722
in
στενοχωριαις
G4730
[to]-tight-spots
ὑπερ
G5228
over
χριστου
G5547
[of]-anointed
ὁταν
G3752
whenever
γαρ
G1063
because
ασθενω
G770
I-am-feeble
τοτε
G5119
then
δυνατος
G1415
able
ειμι
G1510
I-am

12:11 I have become a fool, but you drove me to it, so you should commend me for it! Those ultra-Ambassadors have nothing on me— even if I am nothing!

γεγονα
G1096
I-have-come-to-be
αφρων
G878
dimwitted
ὑμεις
G5210
yous
με
G3165
me
ηναγκασατε
G315
yous-compelled
εγω
G1473
I
γαρ
G1063
because
ωφειλον
G3784
I-ought
ὑφ᾽
G5259
under
ὑμων
G5216
[of]-yous
συνιστασθαι
G4921
to-be-commended
ουδεν
G3762
not-even-one
γαρ
G1063
because
ὑστερησα
G5302
I-lacked
των
G3588
[of]-the
των
G3588
[of]-the
αποστολων
G652
[of]-ambassadors
ει.
G1487
if
και
G2532
and
ουδεν
G3762
not-even-one
ειμι
G1510
I-am

12:12 In fact, the hallmarks of an Ambassador— miracles and powers— were produced among you consistently.

τα
G3588
the
μεν
G3303
in-fact
σημεια
G4592
signs
του
G3588
[of]-the
αποστολου
G652
[of]-ambassadors
κατειργασθη
G2716
is-fully-acted
εν
G1722
in
ὑμιν
G5213
[to]-yous
εν
G1722
in
παση
G3956
[to]-every
ὑπομονη
G5281
[to]-endurance
σημειοις
G4592
[to]-signs
και
G2532
and
τερασιν
G5059
[to]-omens
και
G2532
and
δυναμεσιν
G1411
[to]-power

12:13 So in what way did you miss out compared to all the other Congregations— unless it was that I was not a burden to you? Please have mercy on me for this terrible injustice!

τι
G5101
what
γαρ
G1063
because
εστιν
G2076
is

G3588
the
ἡσσωθητε
G2274
yous-were-demoted
ὑπερ
G5228
over
τας
G3588
those
λοιπας
G3062
remaining
εκκλησιας
G1577
[of]-congregation
ει.
G1487
if
μη
G3361
not
ὁτι
G3754
since
αυτος
G846
him/her/it-self
εγω
G1473
I
ου
G3756
not
κατεναρκησα
G2655
I-burdened
ὑμων
G5216
[of]-yous
χαρισασθε
G5483
yous-favor!
μοι
G3427
[to]-me
την
G3588
the
αδικιαν
G93
injustice
ταυτην
G3778
this

12:14 Look, this will be the third time I am ready to visit you, and I still will not be a burden to you. I’m not after what belongs to you, but you yourselves. After all, it is the parents who should save up for their children, not the other way around.

ιδου
G2400
look!
τριτον
G5154
third
ἑτοιμως
G2093
ready
εχω
G2192
I-have
ελθειν
G2064
to-come
προς
G4314
toward
ὑμας
G5209
yous
και
G2532
and
ου
G3756
not
καταναρκησω
G2655
I-shall-burden
ου
G3756
not
γαρ
G1063
because
ζητω
G2212
I-am-seeking
τα
G3588
the
ὑμων
G5216
[of]-yous
αλλα
G235
but
ὑμας
G5209
yous
ου
G3756
not
γαρ
G1063
because
οφειλει
G3784
is-obligated
τα
G3588
the
τεκνα
G5043
children
τοις
G3588
[to]-those
γονευσιν
G1118
[to]-parents
θησαυριζειν
G2343
to-store
αλλα
G235
but
οἱ
G3588
the
γονεις
G1118
parents
τοις
G3588
[to]-those
τεκνοις
G5043
[to]-children

12:15 Yet I would gladly go bankrupt for the sake of your souls, even if loving you more makes you love me less.

εγω
G1473
I
δε
G1161
yet
ἡδιστα
G2236
well-pleased
δαπανησω
G1159
I-shall-spend
και
G2532
and
εκδαπανηθησομαι
G1550
I-shall-be-spent
ὑπερ
G5228
over
των
G3588
[of]-the
ψυχων
G5590
[of]-souls
ὑμων
G5216
[of]-yous
ει.
G1487
if
περισσοτερως
G4056
especially
ὑμας
G5209
yous
αγαπαω
G25
loving
ἡσσον
G2276
harm
αγαπωμαι
G25
I-love

12:16 At any rate, I was not a burden to you. But— crafty guy that I am— I took you in by trickery!

εστω
G2077
let-him/her/it-be!
δε
G1161
yet
εγω
G1473
I
ου
G3756
not
κατεβαρησα
G2599
I-overburden
ὑμας
G5209
yous
αλλα
G235
but
ὑπαρχων
G5225
being
πανουργος
G3835
crafty
δολω
G1388
[to]-treachery
ὑμας
G5209
yous
ελαβον
G2983
I/they-acquired

12:17 Have I somehow taken advantage of you through those I sent to you?

μη
G3361
not
τινα
G5101
whom
ὡν
G3739
[of]-whom
απεσταλκα
G649
I-have-commissioned
προς
G4314
toward
ὑμας
G5209
yous
δι᾽
G1223
through
αυτου
G846
[of]-self
επλεονεκτησα
G4122
I-overreached
ὑμας
G5209
yous

12:18 I sent Titus and a brother, did he take advantage of you? Do we not keep pace with the same Spirit and walk in the same path?

παρεκαλεσα
G3870
I-advocated
τιτον
G5103
Titus
και
G2532
and
συναπεστειλα
G4882
I-dispatched-together
τον
G3588
the
αδελφον
G80
sibling
μητι
G3385
not
επλεονεκτησεν
G4122
overreached
ὑμας
G5209
yous
τιτος
G5103
Titus
ου
G3756
not
τω
G3588
[to]-the
αυτω
G846
[to]-[him/her/it]
πνευματι
G4151
[to]-breath
περιεπατησαμεν
G4043
we-walked-around
ου
G3756
not
τοις
G3588
[to]-those
αυτοις
G846
[to]-them
ιχνεσιν
G2487
[to]-steps

12:19 It must seem like an eternity that we’ve been presenting our defense! But we speak before God united with the Anointed, and it’s all for building you up, dear ones.

παλιν
G3825
again
δοκειτε
G1380
yous-are-supposing
ὁτι
G3754
since
ὑμιν
G5213
[to]-yous
απολογουμεθα
G626
we-defend-ourselves
κατεναντι
G2713
in-the-presence-of
θεου
G2316
[of]-God
εν
G1722
in
χριστω
G5547
[to]-anointed
λαλουμεν
G2980
we-are-talking
τα
G3588
the
δε
G1161
yet
παντα
G3956
all
αγαπητοι
G27
beloved
ὑπερ
G5228
over
της
G3588
[of]-the
ὑμων
G5216
[of]-yous
οικοδομης
G3619
[of]-building

12:20 I fear that when I arrive I won’t find you as I’d prefer you to be, and you won’t find me as you’d prefer me to be. I’m afraid that somehow there will be strife, jealousy, rage, factions, trash talk, rumors, conceit, and riots.

φοβουμαι
G5399
I-fear
γαρ
G1063
because
μη
G3361
not
πως
G4459
how
ελθων
G2064
coming
ουχ
G3756
not
οἱους
G3634
such-as
θελω
G2309
I-am-choosing
εὑρω
G2147
I-may-find
ὑμας
G5209
yous
καγω
G2504
and-I
εὑρεθω
G2147
I-may-be-found
ὑμιν
G5213
[to]-yous
οἱον
G3634
such-as
ου
G3756
not
θελετε
G2309
yous-are-choosing
μη
G3361
not
πως
G4459
how
ερις
G2054
rivalry
ζηλος
G2205
passion
θυμοι
G2372
furies
εριθειαι
G2052
factions
καταλαλιαι
G2636
vilifications
ψιθυρισμοι
G5587
whispers
φυσιωσεις
G5450
conceit
ακαταστασιαι
G181
disorders

12:21 My God will not humble me the next time I come, and I will mourn for many who sinned before but never changed their minds about the filthiness and promiscuity and vice they committed.

μη
G3361
not
παλιν
G3825
again
ελθοντος
G2064
[of]-coming
μου
G3450
[of]-me
ταπεινωση
G5013
shall-humble
με
G3165
me

G3588
the
θεος
G2316
God
μου
G3450
[of]-me
προς
G4314
toward
ὑμας
G5209
yous
και
G2532
and
πενθησω
G3996
I-shall-mourn
πολλους
G4183
many
των
G3588
[of]-the
προημαρτηκοτων
G4258
[of]-having-erred-before
και
G2532
and
μη
G3361
not
μετανοησαντων
G3340
[of]-changing-mind
επι
G1909
on
τη
G3588
[to]-the
ακαθαρσια
G167
uncleanness
και
G2532
and
πορνεια
G4202
promiscuity
και
G2532
and
ασελγεια
G766
vice

G3588
the
επραξαν
G4238
they-practice