2 Corinthians 12:1-10 NLT

1 This boasting is all so foolish, but let me go on. Let me tell about the visions and revelations I received from the Lord.
2 I a was caught up into the third heaven fourteen years ago.

References for 2 Corinthians 12:2

    • … 12:2 - Greek <I>I know a man in Christ who.</I>
      3 Whether my body was there or just my spirit, I don't know; only God knows.
      4 But I do know that I b was caught up into paradise and heard things so astounding that they cannot be told.

      References for 2 Corinthians 12:4

        • † 12:4 - Greek <I>he.</I>
          5 That experience is something worth boasting about, but I am not going to do it. I am going to boast only about my weaknesses.
          6 I have plenty to boast about and would be no fool in doing it, because I would be telling the truth. But I won't do it. I don't want anyone to think more highly of me than what they can actually see in my life and my message,
          7 even though I have received wonderful revelations from God. But to keep me from getting puffed up, I was given a thorn in my flesh, a messenger from Satan to torment me and keep me from getting proud.
          8 Three different times I begged the Lord to take it away.
          9 Each time he said, "My gracious favor is all you need. My power works best in your weakness." So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may work through me.
          10 Since I know it is all for Christ's good, I am quite content with my weaknesses and with insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong.