2 Corinthians 12:3

3 And I know that this man—whether in the body or apart from the body I do not know, but God knows—

2 Corinthians 12:3 in Other Translations

KJV
3 And I knew such a man, (whether in the body, or out of the body, I cannot tell: God knoweth;)
ESV
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--
NLT
3 Yes, only God knows whether I was in my body or outside my body. But I do know
MSG
3 I also know that this man was hijacked into paradise - again, whether in or out of the body, I don't know; God knows. There he heard the unspeakable spoken, but was forbidden to tell what he heard.
CSB
3 I know that this man-whether in the body or out of the body I do not know, God knows-

2 Corinthians 12:3 Meaning and Commentary

2 Corinthians 12:3

And I knew such a man
The same man, namely himself, is here designed, and the same rapture spoken of, and the condition he was in expressed in the same words: which repetition is made for the more strong affirmation of what he delivered, and to signify the marvellousness of this vision, and how surprising and unaccountable it was.

2 Corinthians 12:3 In-Context

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 it was 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 was caught up to paradise and heard inexpressible things, things that no one is permitted to tell.
5 I will boast about a man like that, but I will not boast about myself, except about my weaknesses.