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" And lest I should be exalted above measure through the abundance of the revelations, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, the messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I should be exalted above measure. "
Horę Paulinę, or The truth of the Scripture history of st. Paul evinced - Page 158
by William Paley - 1810
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A Calm Inquiry Into the Scripture Doctrine Concerning the Person of Christ ...

Thomas Belsham - Trinity - 1817 - 343 pages
...when he is not sensibly present?, 2. 2 Cor. xii. 8, 9. " — there was given me a thorn in the flesh. For this thing I besought the Lord thrice, that it might depart from me. — And he said unto me, My strength," luvxpts, " is made perfect in weakness, — gladly therefore will I glory in my infirmities,...
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The Racovian catechism: with notes and illus

Socinianism - 1818 - 404 pages
..."Lord, lay not this sin to their charge." Again, 2 Cor. xii. 7, 8, " And lest I should be exalted beyond measure through the abundance of the revelations,...besought the Lord thrice that it might depart from me." Again, 1 Thess. iii. 1 1, " Now God himself, and dur Father, and our Lord Jesus Christ direct our way...
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An Appeal to Scripture and Tradition, in Defence of the Unitarian Faith

Sir Charles Abraham Elton - Unitarianism - 1818 - 224 pages
...quoted as an authority for praying to Christ instead of to God. 2 Cor. xii. 8, 9, " For this thing 1 besought the Lord thrice, that it might depart from me. And he said unto me, My grace1 is sufficient for thee." If the Apostles really followed this practice, they acted in direct...
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The Apology of Theophilus Lindsey on Resigning the Vicarage of Catterick ...

Theophilus Lindsey - Unitarianism - 1818 - 202 pages
...called the Lamb's eyes, ie Christ's angels, messengers, sent forth into all the earth. 2 Cor. xii. 8 : " For this thing I besought the Lord thrice, that it might depart from me." St, Paul appears here to have directed his prayer to God, the Father, and to have had in his thoughts,...
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The Christian remembrancer; or, The Churchman's Biblical, ecclesiastical ...

1839
...towards him in the manner described in my text. " Lest I should be exalted above measure," he observes, " through the abundance of the revelations, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, a messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I should be exalted above measure." What the peculiar visitation...
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A Series of Sermons on the Divinty of Christ: Preached in East-Windsor: Dec ...

Thomas Robbins - Congregational churches - 1820 - 172 pages
...your hearts." Concerning the thorn in the flesh, with which this apostle was afflicted, he says, " For this 'thing I besought the Lord thrice, that it...strength is 'made perfect in weakness. Most gladly, thereTore, will I rather glory in my infirmities, that 'the power of Christ may rest upon me." Thus,...
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The Whole Works of the Late Reverend William Romaine ...

William Romaine - Christian life - 1821
...there unspeakable words, which it is not possible for a man to utter ; and lest I should be exalted above measure, through the abundance of the Revelations,...measure ; for this thing I besought the Lord thrice that he would take it away from me. And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee — My grace is...
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The Eclectic Review, Volume 16; Volume 34

William Hendry Stowell - 1821
...for the exordium and general division of a third specimen. ' No. XXXIII. 2 Cor. ch. xü. ver. 9. « And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee...is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore mill I rather «lory in my infirmities, that the power of Vnrist may rest upon me. « In the preceding...
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The Christian's Family and Pocket Companion: Embracing Five Sermons on the ...

Sinclare Kelburn, William Romaine - Sermons - 1821 - 346 pages
...apostle had recourse to prayer ; and he addressed his prayer unto the Lord Jesus. " I," says he, " besought the Lord thrice that it might depart from me. And he said, my grace is sufficient fur thee ,- for my strength is made -perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore...
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The Whole Works of the Right Rev. Jeremy Taylor: With a Life of ..., Volume 4

Jeremy Taylor, Reginald Heber - Theology - 1822
...servant up, that leaneth upon thy right hand. There is given unto me a thorn in the flesh to buffet me. For this thing I besought the Lord thrice, that it...perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. For when I am weak, then am I strong....
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