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2 Corinthians 12:5

    2 Corinthians 12:5 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Of such an one will I glory: yet of myself I will not glory, but in mine infirmities.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Of such an one will I glory: yet of myself I will not glory, but in my infirmities.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    On behalf of such a one will I glory: but on mine own behalf I will not glory, save in my weaknesses.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    On account of such a one I will have glory: for myself I will take no glory, but only in my feeble body.

    Webster's Revision

    On behalf of such a one will I glory: but on mine own behalf I will not glory, save in my weaknesses.

    World English Bible

    On behalf of such a one I will boast, but on my own behalf I will not boast, except in my weaknesses.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    On behalf of such a one will I glory: but on mine own behalf I will not glory, save in my weaknesses.

    Clarke's Commentary on 2 Corinthians 12:5

    Of such a one will I glory - Through modesty he does not mention himself, though the account can be understood of no other person; for, did he mean any other, the whole account would be completely irrelevant.

    Barnes' Notes on 2 Corinthians 12:5

    Of such an one will I glory - Of such a man it would be right to boast. It would be admitted that it is right to exult in such a man, and to esteem him to be uniquely favored by God. I will boast of him as having received special honor from the Lord. Bloomfield, however, supposes that the words rendered "of such an one should be translated "of such a thing," or of such a transaction; meaning" I can indeed justly boast of my being caught up to heaven as of a thing the whole glory of which pertains to him who has thus exalted me; but of myself, or of anything in me, I will not boast." So Rosenmuller explains it. But it seems to me that the connection requires that we should understand it of a person, and that the passage is partly ironical. Paul speaks in the third person. He chooses to keep himself directly out of view. And though he refers really to himself, yet he wound not say this directly, but says that of such a man they would admit it would be proper to boast.

    Yet of myself - Directly. It is not expedient for me to boast of myself. "You would allow me to boast of such a man as I have referred to; I admit that it is not proper for me to boast directly of myself."

    But in mine infirmities - My weaknesses, trials, pains, sufferings; such as many regard as infirmities; see the note on 2 Corinthians 11:30.

    Wesley's Notes on 2 Corinthians 12:5

    12:5 Of such an one I will - I might, glory; but I will not glory of myself - As considered in myself.