2 Cor. 12:8 KJV (With Strong’s)

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For
huper (Greek #5228)
"over", i.e. (with the genitive case) of place, above, beyond, across, or causal, for the sake of, instead, regarding; with the accusative case superior to, more than
KJV usage: (+ exceeding, abundantly) above, in (on) behalf of, beyond, by, + very chiefest, concerning, exceeding (above, -ly), for, + very highly, more (than), of, over, on the part of, for sake of, in stead, than, to(-ward), very. In the comparative, it retains many of the above applications.
Pronounce: hoop-er'
Origin: a primary preposition
thisc thing
toutou (Greek #5127)
of (from or concerning) this (person or thing)
KJV usage: here(-by), him, it, + such manner of, that, thence(-forth), thereabout, this, thus.
Pronounce: too'-too
Origin: genitive case singular masculine or neuter of 3778
I besought
parakaleo (Greek #3870)
to call near, i.e. invite, invoke (by imploration, hortation or consolation)
KJV usage: beseech, call for, (be of good) comfort, desire, (give) exhort(-ation), intreat, pray.
Pronounce: par-ak-al-eh'-o
Origin: from 3844 and 2564
the Lord
ho (Greek #3588)
the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom)
KJV usage: the, this, that, one, he, she, it, etc.
Pronounce: ho
Origin: ἡ (hay), and the neuter τό (to) in all their inflections
kurios (Greek #2962)
supreme in authority, i.e. (as noun) controller; by implication, Master (as a respectful title)
KJV usage: God, Lord, master, Sir.
Pronounce: koo'-ree-os
Origin: from κῦρος (supremacy)
thrice
tris (Greek #5151)
three times
KJV usage: three times, thrice.
Pronounce: trece
Origin: adverb from 5140
, that
hina (Greek #2443)
in order that (denoting the purpose or the result)
KJV usage: albeit, because, to the intent (that), lest, so as, (so) that, (for) to. Compare 3363.
Pronounce: hin'-ah
Origin: probably from the same as the former part of 1438 (through the demonstrative idea; compare 3588)
it might depart
aphistemi (Greek #868)
to remove, i.e. (actively) instigate to revolt; usually (reflexively) to desist, desert, etc.
KJV usage: depart, draw (fall) away, refrain, withdraw self.
Pronounce: af-is'-tay-mee
Origin: from 575 and 2476
from
apo (Greek #575)
"off," i.e. away (from something near), in various senses (of place, time, or relation; literal or figurative)
KJV usage: (X here-)after, ago, at, because of, before, by (the space of), for(-th), from, in, (out) of, off, (up-)on(-ce), since, with. In composition (as a prefix) it usually denotes separation, departure, cessation, completion, reversal, etc.
Pronounce: apo'
Origin: a primary particle
me
emou (Greek #1700)
of me
KJV usage: me, mine, my.
Pronounce: em-oo'
Origin: a prolonged form of 3449
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Deut. 3:23‑27• 23And I besought Jehovah at that time, saying,
24Lord Jehovah, thou hast begun to shew thy servant thy greatness, and thy powerful hand; for what *God is in the heavens or in the earth that can do like to thy works, and like to thy might?
25Let me go over, I pray thee, and see the good land that is beyond the Jordan, that goodly mountain, and Lebanon.
26But Jehovah was wroth with me on your account, and did not hear me; and Jehovah said to me, Let it suffice thee; speak no more unto me of this matter!
27Go up to the top of Pisgah, and lift up thine eyes westward, and northward, and southward, and eastward, and behold it with thine eyes; for thou shalt not go over this Jordan.
(Deut. 3:23‑27)
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Psa. 77:2‑11• 2In the day of my trouble, I sought the Lord: my hand was stretched out in the night, and slacked not; my soul refused to be comforted.
3I remembered God, and I moaned; I complained, and my spirit was overwhelmed. Selah.
4Thou holdest open mine eyelids; I am full of disquiet and cannot speak.
5I consider the days of old, the years of ancient times.
6I remember my song in the night; I muse in mine own heart, and my spirit maketh diligent search.
7Will the Lord cast off for ever? and will he be favourable no more?
8Hath his loving-kindness ceased for ever? hath his word come to an end from generation to generation?
9Hath *God forgotten to be gracious? or hath he in anger shut up his tender mercies? Selah.
10Then said I, This is my weakness:--the years of the right hand of the Most High
11Will I remember,--the works of Jah; for I will remember thy wonders of old,
(Psa. 77:2‑11)
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Lam. 3:8• 8Even when I cry and shout, he shutteth out my prayer. (Lam. 3:8)
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Matt. 26:44• 44And leaving them, he went away again and prayed the third time, saying the same thing. (Matt. 26:44)

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Ministry on This Verse

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I besought.
Deut. 3:23‑27• 23And I besought Jehovah at that time, saying,
24Lord Jehovah, thou hast begun to shew thy servant thy greatness, and thy powerful hand; for what *God is in the heavens or in the earth that can do like to thy works, and like to thy might?
25Let me go over, I pray thee, and see the good land that is beyond the Jordan, that goodly mountain, and Lebanon.
26But Jehovah was wroth with me on your account, and did not hear me; and Jehovah said to me, Let it suffice thee; speak no more unto me of this matter!
27Go up to the top of Pisgah, and lift up thine eyes westward, and northward, and southward, and eastward, and behold it with thine eyes; for thou shalt not go over this Jordan.
(Deut. 3:23‑27)
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1 Sam. 15:11• 11It repenteth me that I have set up Saul to be king; for he is turned away from following me, and hath not fulfilled my words. And Samuel was much grieved; and he cried to Jehovah all night. (1 Sam. 15:11)
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2 Sam. 12:16‑18• 16And David besought God for the child; and David fasted, and went in, and lay all night on the earth.
17And the elders of his house arose, and went to him, to raise him up from the earth; but he would not, and he ate no bread with them.
18And it came to pass on the seventh day, that the child died. And the servants of David feared to tell him that the child was dead; for they said, Behold, while the child was yet alive, we spoke to him, and he would not hearken to our voice; and how shall we say to him, The child is dead? he may do some harm.
(2 Sam. 12:16‑18)
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Psa. 77:2‑11• 2In the day of my trouble, I sought the Lord: my hand was stretched out in the night, and slacked not; my soul refused to be comforted.
3I remembered God, and I moaned; I complained, and my spirit was overwhelmed. Selah.
4Thou holdest open mine eyelids; I am full of disquiet and cannot speak.
5I consider the days of old, the years of ancient times.
6I remember my song in the night; I muse in mine own heart, and my spirit maketh diligent search.
7Will the Lord cast off for ever? and will he be favourable no more?
8Hath his loving-kindness ceased for ever? hath his word come to an end from generation to generation?
9Hath *God forgotten to be gracious? or hath he in anger shut up his tender mercies? Selah.
10Then said I, This is my weakness:--the years of the right hand of the Most High
11Will I remember,--the works of Jah; for I will remember thy wonders of old,
(Psa. 77:2‑11)
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Matt. 20:21‑22• 21And he said to her, What wilt thou? She says to him, Speak the word that these my two sons may sit, one on thy right hand and one on thy left in thy kingdom.
22And Jesus answering said, Ye know not what ye ask. Can ye drink the cup which *I* am about to drink? They say to him, We are able.
(Matt. 20:21‑22)
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Matt. 26:39‑44• 39And going forward a little he fell upon his face, praying and saying, My Father, if it be possible let this cup pass from me; but not as *I* will, but as *thou* wilt.
40And he comes to the disciples and finds them sleeping, and says to Peter, Thus ye have not been able to watch one hour with me?
41Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is ready, but the flesh weak.
42Again going away a second time he prayed saying, My Father, if this cannot pass from me unless I drink it, thy will be done.
43And coming he found them again sleeping, for their eyes were heavy.
44And leaving them, he went away again and prayed the third time, saying the same thing.
(Matt. 26:39‑44)
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Heb. 5:7• 7Who in the days of his flesh, having offered up both supplications and entreaties to him who was able to save him out of death, with strong crying and tears; (and having been heard because of his piety;) (Heb. 5:7)
 Three times (like the Lord with reference to the cup He was to drink) the Apostle asks Him that the thorn may be taken away. (2 Corinthians 12 by J.N. Darby)
 If we learn the tendency of the flesh in the presence of God, we come out of it humble, and we escape humiliation. (2 Corinthians 12 by J.N. Darby)

J. N. Darby Translation

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

W. Kelly Translation

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