2 Cor. 12:9 KJV (With Strong’s)

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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
And
kai (Greek #2532)
and, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words
KJV usage: and, also, both, but, even, for, if, or, so, that, then, therefore, when, yet.
Pronounce: kahee
Origin: apparently, a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force
he said
ereo (Greek #2046)
an alternate for 2036 in certain tenses; to utter, i.e. speak or say
KJV usage: call, say, speak (of), tell.
Pronounce: er-eh'-o
Origin: probably a fuller form of 4483
unto me
moi (Greek #3427)
to me
KJV usage: I, me, mine, my.
Pronounce: moy
Origin: the simpler form of 1698
, My
mou (Greek #3450)
of me
KJV usage: I, me, mine (own), my.
Pronounce: moo
Origin: the simpler form of 1700
grace
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
charis (Greek #5485)
graciousness (as gratifying), of manner or act (abstract or concrete; literal, figurative or spiritual; especially the divine influence upon the heart, and its reflection in the life; including gratitude)
KJV usage: acceptable, benefit, favour, gift, grace(- ious), joy, liberality, pleasure, thank(-s, -worthy).
Pronounce: khar'-ece
Origin: from 5463
is sufficient
arkeo (Greek #714)
properly, to ward off, i.e. (by implication) to avail (figuratively, be satisfactory)
KJV usage: be content, be enough, suffice, be sufficient.
Pronounce: ar-keh'-o
Origin: apparently a primary verb (but probably akin to 142 through the idea of raising a barrier)
for thee
soi (Greek #4671)
to thee
KJV usage: thee, thine own, thou, thy.
Pronounce: soy
Origin: dative case of 4771
: for
gar (Greek #1063)
properly, assigning a reason (used in argument, explanation or intensification; often with other particles)
KJV usage: and, as, because (that), but, even, for, indeed, no doubt, seeing, then, therefore, verily, what, why, yet.
Pronounce: gar
Origin: a primary particle
my
mou (Greek #3450)
of me
KJV usage: I, me, mine (own), my.
Pronounce: moo
Origin: the simpler form of 1700
strength
dunamis (Greek #1411)
force (literally or figuratively); specially, miraculous power (usually by implication, a miracle itself)
KJV usage: ability, abundance, meaning, might(-ily, -y, -y deed), (worker of) miracle(-s), power, strength, violence, mighty (wonderful) work.
Pronounce: doo'-nam-is
Origin: from 1410
is made perfect
teleioo (Greek #5048)
to complete, i.e. (literally) accomplish, or (figuratively) consummate (in character)
KJV usage: consecrate, finish, fulfil, make) perfect.
Pronounce: tel-i-o'-o
Origin: from 5046
in
en (Greek #1722)
"in," at, (up-)on, by, etc.
KJV usage: about, after, against, + almost, X altogether, among, X as, at, before, between, (here-)by (+ all means), for (... sake of), + give self wholly to, (here-)in(-to, -wardly), X mightily, (because) of, (up-)on, (open-)ly, X outwardly, one, X quickly, X shortly, (speedi-)ly, X that, X there(-in, -on), through(-out), (un-)to(-ward), under, when, where(-with), while, with(-in). Often used in compounds, with substantially the same import; rarely with verbs of motion, and then not to indicate direction, except (elliptically) by a separate (and different) preposition.
Pronounce: en
Origin: a primary preposition denoting (fixed) position (in place, time or state), and (by implication) instrumentality (medially or constructively), i.e. a relation of rest (intermediate between 1519 and 1537)
weakness
astheneia (Greek #769)
feebleness (of mind or body); by implication, malady; morally, frailty
KJV usage: disease, infirmity, sickness, weakness.
Pronounce: as-then'-i-ah
Origin: from 772
. Most gladly
hedista (Greek #2236)
with great pleasure
KJV usage: most (very) gladly.
Pronounce: hay'-dis-tah
Origin: neuter plural of the superlative of the same as 2234
therefore
oun (Greek #3767)
(adverbially) certainly, or (conjunctionally) accordingly
KJV usage: and (so, truly), but, now (then), so (likewise then), then, therefore, verily, wherefore.
Pronounce: oon
Origin: apparently a primary word
will I
kauchaomai (Greek #2744)
to vaunt (in a good or a bad sense)
KJV usage: (make) boast, glory, joy, rejoice.
Pronounce: kow-khah'-om-ahee
Origin: from some (obsolete) base akin to that of αὐχέω (to boast) and 2172
rather
mallon (Greek #3123)
(adverbially) more (in a greater degree)) or rather
KJV usage: + better, X far, (the) more (and more), (so) much (the more), rather.
Pronounce: mal'-lon
Origin: neuter of the comparative of the same as 3122
glory
kauchaomai (Greek #2744)
to vaunt (in a good or a bad sense)
KJV usage: (make) boast, glory, joy, rejoice.
Pronounce: kow-khah'-om-ahee
Origin: from some (obsolete) base akin to that of αὐχέω (to boast) and 2172
d in
en (Greek #1722)
"in," at, (up-)on, by, etc.
KJV usage: about, after, against, + almost, X altogether, among, X as, at, before, between, (here-)by (+ all means), for (... sake of), + give self wholly to, (here-)in(-to, -wardly), X mightily, (because) of, (up-)on, (open-)ly, X outwardly, one, X quickly, X shortly, (speedi-)ly, X that, X there(-in, -on), through(-out), (un-)to(-ward), under, when, where(-with), while, with(-in). Often used in compounds, with substantially the same import; rarely with verbs of motion, and then not to indicate direction, except (elliptically) by a separate (and different) preposition.
Pronounce: en
Origin: a primary preposition denoting (fixed) position (in place, time or state), and (by implication) instrumentality (medially or constructively), i.e. a relation of rest (intermediate between 1519 and 1537)
my
mou (Greek #3450)
of me
KJV usage: I, me, mine (own), my.
Pronounce: moo
Origin: the simpler form of 1700
infirmities
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
astheneia (Greek #769)
feebleness (of mind or body); by implication, malady; morally, frailty
KJV usage: disease, infirmity, sickness, weakness.
Pronounce: as-then'-i-ah
Origin: from 772
, 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)
the power
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
dunamis (Greek #1411)
force (literally or figuratively); specially, miraculous power (usually by implication, a miracle itself)
KJV usage: ability, abundance, meaning, might(-ily, -y, -y deed), (worker of) miracle(-s), power, strength, violence, mighty (wonderful) work.
Pronounce: doo'-nam-is
Origin: from 1410
e of Christ
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
Christos (Greek #5547)
anointed, i.e. the Messiah, an epithet of Jesus
KJV usage: Christ.
Pronounce: khris-tos'
Origin: from 5548
may rest
episkenoo (Greek #1981)
to tent upon, i.e. (figuratively) abide with
KJV usage: rest upon.
Pronounce: ep-ee-skay-no'-o
Origin: from 1909 and 4637
upon
epi (Greek #1909)
properly, meaning superimposition (of time, place, order, etc.), as a relation of distribution (with the genitive case), i.e. over, upon, etc.; of rest (with the dative case) at, on, etc.; of direction (with the accusative case) towards, upon, etc.
KJV usage: about (the times), above, after, against, among, as long as (touching), at, beside, X have charge of, (be-, (where-))fore, in (a place, as much as, the time of, -to), (because) of, (up-)on (behalf of), over, (by, for) the space of, through(-out), (un-)to(-ward), with. In compounds it retains essentially the same import, at, upon, etc. (literally or figuratively).
Pronounce: ep-ee'
Origin: a primary preposition
me
eme (Greek #1691)
me
KJV usage: I, me, my(-self).
Pronounce: em-eh'
Origin: a prolonged form of 3165
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My grace.
2 Cor. 12:10• 10Wherefore I take pleasure in weaknesses, in insults, in necessities, in persecutions, in straits, for Christ: for when I am weak, then I am powerful. (2 Cor. 12:10)
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2 Cor. 3:5‑6• 5not that we are competent of ourselves to think anything as of ourselves, but our competency is of God;
6who has also made us competent, as ministers of the new covenant; not of letter, but of spirit. For the letter kills, but the Spirit quickens.
(2 Cor. 3:5‑6)
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Ex. 3:11‑12• 11And Moses said to God, Who am I, that I should go unto Pharaoh, and that I should bring forth the children of Israel out of Egypt?
12And he said, For I will be with thee; and this shall be the sign to thee that I have sent thee: when thou hast brought forth the people out of Egypt, ye shall serve God upon this mountain.
(Ex. 3:11‑12)
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Ex. 4:10‑15• 10And Moses said to Jehovah, Ah Lord! I am not eloquent, neither heretofore nor since thou hast spoken to thy servant, for I am slow of speech and of a slow tongue.
11And Jehovah said to him, Who gave man a mouth? or who maketh dumb, or deaf, or seeing, or blind? have not I, Jehovah?
12And now go, and I will be with thy mouth, and will teach thee what thou shalt say.
13And he said, Ah Lord! send, I pray thee, by the hand of him whom thou wilt send.
14Then the anger of Jehovah was kindled against Moses, and he said, Is not Aaron the Levite thy brother? I know that he can speak well. And also behold, he goeth out to meet thee; and when he seeth thee he will be glad in his heart.
15And thou shalt speak unto him, and put the words in his mouth; and I will be with thy mouth, and with his mouth, and will teach you what ye shall do.
(Ex. 4:10‑15)
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Deut. 33:25‑27• 25Iron and brass shall be thy bolts; And thy rest as thy days.
26There is none like unto the *God of Jeshurun, Who rideth upon the heavens to thy help, And in his majesty, upon the clouds.
27Thy refuge is the God of old, And underneath are the eternal arms; And he shall drive out the enemy from before thee, And shall say, Destroy them!
(Deut. 33:25‑27)
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Josh. 1:9• 9Have I not commanded thee: Be strong and courageous? Be not afraid, neither be dismayed; for Jehovah thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest. (Josh. 1:9)
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Isa. 43:2• 2When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee; when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned, neither shall the flame kindle upon thee. (Isa. 43:2)
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Jer. 1:6‑9• 6And I said, Alas, Lord Jehovah! behold, I cannot speak; for I am a child.
7But Jehovah said unto me, Say not, I am a child; for thou shalt go to whomsoever I shall send thee, and whatsoever I command thee thou shalt speak.
8Be not afraid of them; for I am with thee to deliver thee, saith Jehovah.
9And Jehovah put forth his hand and touched my mouth; and Jehovah said unto me, Behold, I have put my words in thy mouth.
(Jer. 1:6‑9)
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Matt. 10:19‑20• 19But when they deliver you up, be not careful how or what ye shall speak; for it shall be given to you in that hour what ye shall speak.
20For *ye* are not the speakers, but the Spirit of your Father which speaks in you.
(Matt. 10:19‑20)
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Luke 21:15• 15for *I* will give you a mouth and wisdom which all your opposers shall not be able to reply to or resist. (Luke 21:15)
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1 Cor. 10:13• 13No temptation has taken you but such as is according to man's nature; and God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above what ye are able to bear, but will with the temptation make the issue also, so that ye should be able to bear it. (1 Cor. 10:13)
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1 Cor. 15:10• 10But by God's grace I am what I am; and his grace, which was towards me, has not been vain; but I have laboured more abundantly than they all, but not *I*, but the grace of God which was with me. (1 Cor. 15:10)
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Col. 1:28‑29• 28whom *we* announce, admonishing every man, and teaching every man, in all wisdom, to the end that we may present every man perfect in Christ.
29Whereunto also I toil, combating according to his working, which works in me in power.
(Col. 1:28‑29)
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1 Tim. 1:14• 14But the grace of our Lord surpassingly over-abounded with faith and love, which is in Christ Jesus. (1 Tim. 1:14)
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Heb. 4:16• 16Let us approach therefore with boldness to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy, and find grace for seasonable help. (Heb. 4:16)
for.
Psa. 8:2• 2Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings hast thou established praise because of thine adversaries, to still the enemy and the avenger. (Psa. 8:2)
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Isa. 35:3‑4• 3Strengthen the weak hands and confirm the tottering knees.
4Say to them that are of a timid heart, Be strong, fear not; behold your God: vengeance cometh, the recompense of God! He will come himself, and save you.
(Isa. 35:3‑4)
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Isa. 40:29‑31• 29He giveth power to the faint; and to him that hath no might he increaseth strength.
30Even the youths shall faint and shall tire, and the young men shall stumble and fall;
31but they that wait upon Jehovah shall renew their strength: they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not tire; they shall walk, and not faint.
(Isa. 40:29‑31)
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Isa. 41:13‑16• 13For I, Jehovah, thy God, hold thy right hand, saying unto thee, Fear not; I will help thee.
14Fear not, thou worm Jacob, ye men of Israel; I will help thee, saith Jehovah, and thy Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel.
15Behold, I have made of thee a new sharp threshing instrument having double teeth: thou shalt thresh and beat small the mountains, and shalt make the hills as chaff;
16thou shalt fan them, and the wind shall carry them away, and the whirlwind shall scatter them; and thou shalt rejoice in Jehovah, thou shalt glory in the Holy One of Israel.
(Isa. 41:13‑16)
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Dan. 10:16‑19• 16And behold, one after the likeness of the sons of men touched my lips; and I opened my mouth and spoke, and said unto him that stood before me, My lord, by reason of the vision my pains are turned upon me, and I retain no strength.
17And how can the servant of this my lord talk with this my lord? for as for me, straightway there remaineth no strength in me, neither is there breath left in me.
18Then there touched me again one like the appearance of a man, and he strengthened me;
19and he said, Fear not, man greatly beloved; peace be unto thee, be strong, yea, be strong. And as he was speaking with me I was strengthened, and I said, Let my lord speak; for thou hast strengthened me.
(Dan. 10:16‑19)
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Eph. 3:16• 16in order that he may give you according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with power by his Spirit in the inner man; (Eph. 3:16)
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Phil. 4:13• 13I have strength for all things in him that gives me power. (Phil. 4:13)
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Col. 1:11• 11strengthened with all power according to the might of his glory unto all endurance and longsuffering with joy; (Col. 1:11)
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Heb. 11:34• 34quenched the power of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, became strong out of weakness, became mighty in war, made the armies of strangers give way. (Heb. 11:34)
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glory.
the power.
2 Kings 2:15• 15And the sons of the prophets who were at Jericho on the opposite side saw him, and they said, The spirit of Elijah rests on Elisha. And they came to meet him, and bowed themselves to the ground before him, (2 Kings 2:15)
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Isa. 4:5‑6• 5And Jehovah will create over every dwelling-place of mount Zion, and over its convocations, a cloud by day and a smoke, and the brightness of a flame of fire by night: for over all the glory shall be a covering.
6And there shall be a tabernacle for shade by day from the heat, and for a shelter and for a covert from storm and from rain.
(Isa. 4:5‑6)
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Isa. 11:2• 2and the Spirit of Jehovah shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of Jehovah. (Isa. 11:2)
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Zeph. 3:17• 17Jehovah thy God is in thy midst, a mighty one that will save: he will rejoice over thee with joy; he will rest in his love; he will exult over thee with singing. (Zeph. 3:17)
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Matt. 28:18,20• 18And Jesus coming up spoke to them, saying, All power has been given me in heaven and upon earth.
20teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have enjoined you. And behold, *I* am with you all the days, until the completion of the age.
(Matt. 28:18,20)
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1 Peter 4:13‑14• 13but as ye have share in the sufferings of Christ, rejoice, that in the revelation of his glory also ye may rejoice with exultation.
14If ye are reproached in the name of Christ, blessed are ye; for the Spirit of glory and the Spirit of God rests upon you: on their part he is blasphemed, but on your part he is glorified.
(1 Peter 4:13‑14)
 And it is not in the soul's entrance into or enjoyment of them that the danger lies, but in our natural reflection on their possession afterward. (Notes on 2 Corinthians 12:7-10 by W. Kelly)
 To go on in difficulties, dependent on nothing but the Lord, is most trying, not delivered but enduring, that He may be glorified and we may prove the sufficiency of His grace. (Notes on 2 Corinthians 12:11-18 by W. Kelly)
 There are exceeding precious privileges given to the Christian. And it is not in the soul's entrance into or enjoyment of them that the danger lies, but in our natural reflection on their possession afterward. Hence God knows how to use in grace what Satan means for hurt as in Job's case. (Notes on 2 Corinthians 12:7-10 by W. Kelly)

J. N. Darby Translation

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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 dwellg upon me.

JND Translation Notes

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Or "power of Christ may tabernacle -- have its dwelling-place -- on me."

W. Kelly Translation

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and he hath said to me, My grace is sufficient for thee; for [my] power is perfected in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather boast in my weaknesses that the power of Christ may rest on me1.

WK Translation Notes

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[my]: μου is added in T.Rec. with many but not the highest authorities. It is implied. (Notes on 2 Cor., p.225)