2 Corinthians 12:1-7 ESV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 I must go on boasting. Though there is nothing to be gained by it, I will go on to visions and revelations of the Lord. 1 I must go on boasting. Although there is nothing to be gained, I will go on to visions and revelations from the Lord.
2 I know a man in Christ who fourteen years ago was caught up to the third heaven--whether in the body or out of the body I do not know, God knows. 2 I know a man in Christ who fourteen years ago was caught up to the third heaven. Whether it was in the body or out of the body I do not know--God knows.
3 And I know that this man was caught up into paradise--whether in the body or out of the body I do not know, God knows-- 3 And I know that this man--whether in the body or apart from the body I do not know, but God knows--
4 and he heard things that cannot be told, which man may not utter. 4 was caught up to paradise. He heard inexpressible things, things that man is not permitted to tell.
5 On behalf of this man I will boast, but on my own behalf I will not boast, except of my weaknesses. 5 I will boast about a man like that, but I will not boast about myself, except about my weaknesses.
6 Though if I should wish to boast, I 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. 6 Even if I should choose to boast, I would not be a fool, because I would be speaking the truth. But I refrain, so no one will think more of me than is warranted by what I do or say.
7 So to keep me from becoming conceited because of the surpassing greatness of the revelations,a thorn was given me in the flesh, a messenger of Satan to harass me, to keep me from becoming conceited. 7 To keep me from becoming conceited because of these surpassingly great revelations, there was given me a thorn in my flesh, a messenger of Satan, to torment me.