I must go on boasting. Though there is nothing to be gained by it, I will go on to visions and 1revelations of the Lord.
I know a man 2in Christ who fourteen years ago was 3caught up to 4the third heaven--whether in the body or out of the body I do not know, 5God knows.
And I know that this man was caught up into 6paradise--whether in the body or out of the body I do not know, 7God knows--
and he heard things that cannot be told, which man may not utter.
On behalf of this man I will boast, but on my own behalf I will not boast, 8except of my weaknesses.
Though if I should wish to boast, 9I would not be a fool, for I would be speaking the truth. But I refrain from it, so that no one may think more of me than he sees in me or hears from me.