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2 Corinthians 12:1
It is doubtless not expedient for me to glory. I will come to visions and revelations of the Lord:
I must needs glory, though it is not expedient; but I will come to visions and revelations of the Lord.
It is necessary to boast, though nothing is gained by it; but I will go on to visions and revelations of the Lord.
True, there is nothing to be gained by it, but [as I am obliged] to boast, I will go on to visions and revelations of the Lord.
It is not expedient for me doubtless to glory. I will come to visions and revelations of the Lord.
It is necessary to brag, not that it does any good. I’ll move on to visions and revelations from the Lord.
I have to boast. There is nothing to be gained by it, but I will go on to visions and revelations of the Lord.
I have to brag. There is nothing to be gained by it, but I must brag about the visions and other things that the Lord has shown me.
Well, it is not of profit to me to boast, for I will come to visions and revelations of [the] Lord.
It-is-necessary to boast. It is not beneficial, but I will come to visions and revelations from the Lord.
If I must glory (it is not expedient indeed), but I will come to visions and revelations of the Lord.
There is more that I have to say about myself. It won’t help, but I will talk now about visions and revelations from the Lord.
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.
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.
I must continue to ·brag [boast]. It will do no good, but I will talk now about visions and revelations from the Lord.
1 He doth even unwillingly make rehearsal, 3 of the heavenly visions, 4 that were revealed unto him, 6 for which though he might indeed glory, yet he will not, 10 being privy of his own infirmities: 11 but they drive him to this kind of folly, 20 in that they give ear to certain vainglorious persons, who draw them from Christ. It is not expedient for me no doubt to rejoice: for I will come to visions and revelations of the Lord.
I must brag, although it doesn’t do any good. I’ll go on to visions and revelations from the Lord.
I have to boast, even though it doesn't do any good. But I will now talk about visions and revelations given me by the Lord.
Boasting is necessary. It is not profitable, but I will move on to visions and revelations of the Lord.
I must continue to brag. It will do no good, but I will talk now about visions and revelations from the Lord.
I must boast, although it does not do any good. Let’s talk about visions and revelations from the Lord.
No, I don’t think it’s really a good thing for me to boast at all, but I will just mention visions and revelations of the Lord himself. I know a man in Christ who, fourteen years ago, had the experience of being caught up into the third Heaven. I don’t know whether it was an actual physical experience, only God knows that. All I know is that this man was caught up into paradise. (I repeat, I do not know whether this was a physical happening or not, God alone knows.) This man heard words that cannot, and indeed must not, be translated into human speech. I am honestly proud of an experience like that, but I have made up my mind not to boast of anything personal, except of what may be called my weaknesses. If I should want to boast I should certainly be no fool to be proud of my experiences, and I should be speaking nothing but the sober truth. Yet I am not going to do so, for I don’t want anyone to think more highly of me than his experience of me and what he hears of me should warrant. So tremendous, however, were the revelations that God gave me that, in order to prevent my becoming absurdly conceited, I was given a physical handicap—one of Satan’s angels—to harass me and effectually stop any conceit. Three times I begged the Lord for it to leave me, but his reply has been, “My grace is enough for you: for where there is weakness, my power is shown the more completely.” Therefore, I have cheerfully made up my mind to be proud of my weaknesses, because they mean a deeper experience of the power of Christ. I can even enjoy weaknesses, suffering, privations, persecutions and difficulties for Christ’s sake. For my very weakness makes me strong in him.
¶ Certainly it is not expedient for me to glory, but I will come to the visions and the revelations of the Lord.
It is not expedient for me doubtless to glory. I will come to visions and revelations of the Lord.
It is not expedient for me doubtless to glory. I will come to visions and revelations of the Lord.
It is necessary to boast; it is not profitable, but I will proceed to visions and revelations of the Lord.
This boasting is all so foolish, but let me go on. Let me tell about the visions I’ve had, and revelations from the Lord.
You’ve forced me to talk this way, and I do it against my better judgment. But now that we’re at it, I may as well bring up the matter of visions and revelations that God gave me. For instance, I know a man who, fourteen years ago, was seized by Christ and swept in ecstasy to the heights of heaven. I really don’t know if this took place in the body or out of it; only God knows. 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. This is the man I want to talk about. But about myself, I’m not saying another word apart from the humiliations.
Doubtless it is not profitable for me to boast. So I will move on to visions and revelations of the Lord.
It is necessary for me to continue boasting. Though it is not profitable, I will go on · to visions and revelations from the Lord.
I must brag, although it doesn’t do any good. I’ll go on to visions and revelations from the Lord.
I must boast; not that it is profitable, but I will go on to visions and revelations of the Lord.
Boasting is necessary, though it is not profitable; but I will go on to visions and revelations of the Lord.
I must continue to brag. It will do no good, but I will talk now about visions and revelations from the Lord.
It is necessary to go on boasting. Though it is not profitable, I will go on to visions and revelations from the Lord.
We can’t gain anything by bragging. But I have to do it anyway. I am going to tell you what I’ve seen. I want to talk about what the Lord has shown me.
I must go on boasting. Although there is nothing to be gained, I will go on to visions and revelations from the Lord.
I must go on boasting. Although there is nothing to be gained, I will go on to visions and revelations from the Lord.
It is doubtless not profitable for me to boast. I will come to visions and revelations of the Lord:
I have to talk about myself, even if it does no good. But I will keep on telling about some things I saw in a special dream and that which the Lord has shown me.
This boasting will do no good, but I must go on. I will reluctantly tell about visions and revelations from the Lord.
It is necessary to boast; nothing is to be gained by it, but I will go on to visions and revelations of the Lord.
It is necessary to boast; nothing is to be gained by it, but I will go on to visions and revelations of the Lord.
It is necessary to boast; nothing is to be gained by it, but I will go on to visions and revelations of the Lord.
It is necessary to boast; nothing is to be gained by it, but I will go on to visions and revelations of the Lord.
I just have to boast – not that there’s anything to be gained by it; but I’ll go on to visions and revelations of the Lord.
It is necessary for me to boast, nothing gained by it, yet I now come to marot (visions) and chazonot (revelations) of Adoneinu.
I must boast; there is nothing to be gained by it, but I will go on to visions and revelations of the Lord.
I must boast; there is nothing to be gained by it, but I will go on to visions and revelations of the Lord.
I must go on boasting—though it does no good, I will go on to visions and revelations of the Lord.
Boasting like this is necessary, but it’s unbecoming and probably unavailing. Since you won’t hear me any other way, let me tell you about visions and revelations I received of the Lord.
It is doubtless not profitable for me to boast. For I will come to visions and revelations of the Lord.
I must talk about myself even though it does no good. I will talk about visions and things which the Lord has shown me.
If it behooveth to have glory, it speedeth not; but I shall come to the visions and the revelations of the Lord. [If it behooveth to glory, soothly it speedeth not; forsooth I shall come to the visions and revelations of the Lord.]
To boast, really, is not profitable for me, for I will come to visions and revelations of the Lord.
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