It isnotexpedient for medoubtless to glory . I will comeatovisionsandrevelations of the Lord.2
I knew a maninChristabovefourteenyearsago, (whether in the body, I cannottell ; or whetherout of the body, I cannottell : Godknoweth ;) such an one caught upto the thirdheaven.3And I knewsuch a man, (whether in the body,orout of the body, I cannottell : Godknoweth ;)
How that he was caught upintoparadise,andheardunspeakablewords,which it isnotlawfulb for a man to utter .
5Of such an one will I glory : yetofmyself I willnotglory , butinmineinfirmities.6Forthough I would desire to glory , I shallnotbe a fool;for I will say the truth:but now I forbear , lest any man should thinkofmeabove that which he seethme to be, or that he hearethofme.7Andlest 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 Satantobuffetme,lest I should be exalted above measure .
8For this thing I besought the Lordthrice,that it might departfromme.9And he said unto me,Mygrace is sufficient for thee:formystrength is made perfectinweakness. Most gladlytherefore will Irathergloryinmyinfirmities,that the power of Christ may restuponme.