Understanding the Scriptures
|Forty stripes save one (v. 24)||Thirty-nine lashes or beatings (usually with a scourge or whip)|
|Perils (v. 26)||Danger|
|With a garrison (v. 32)||Guarded|
Studying the Scriptures
Do the following activity as you study 2 Corinthians 11.
Interview a Missionary
Read 2 Corinthians 11:24–33 with a returned missionary you know. Ask him or her to tell you about the following:
A trial he or she faced while serving a mission
How that trial compares with what Paul experienced
What he or she did to overcome that trial
Write a short paragraph about how trials can strengthen our testimonies.
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