2 Corinthians 12:3
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New International Version
And I know that this man--whether in the body or apart from the body I do not know, but God knows--

New Living Translation
Yes, only God knows whether I was in my body or outside my body. But I do know

English Standard Version
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—

New American Standard Bible
And I know how such a man-- whether in the body or apart from the body I do not know, God knows--

King James Bible
And I knew such a man, (whether in the body, or out of the body, I cannot tell: God knoweth;)

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I know that this man--whether in the body or out of the body I don't know, God knows--

International Standard Version
I know that this man—whether in his body or outside of his body, I do not know, but God knows—

NET Bible
And I know that this man (whether in the body or apart from the body I do not know, God knows)

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And I knew this man, if in a body or if without the body, I do not know, God himself knows,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I know that this person

Jubilee Bible 2000
And I know such a man (whether in the body, or out of the body, I cannot tell; God knows)

King James 2000 Bible
And I knew such a man, (whether in the body, or out of the body, I cannot tell: God knows;)

American King James Version
And I knew such a man, (whether in the body, or out of the body, I cannot tell: God knows;)

American Standard Version
And I know such a man (whether in the body, or apart from the body, I know not; God knoweth),

Douay-Rheims Bible
And I know such a man (whether in the body, or out of the body, I know not: God knoweth):

Darby Bible Translation
And I know such a man, (whether in [the] body or out of the body I know not, God knows;)

English Revised Version
And I know such a man (whether in the body, or apart from the body, I know not; God knoweth),

Webster's Bible Translation
And I knew such a man, (whether in the body, or out of the body, I cannot tell: God knoweth;)

Weymouth New Testament
And I know that this man-- whether in the body or apart from the body I do not know;

World English Bible
I know such a man (whether in the body, or outside of the body, I don't know; God knows),

Young's Literal Translation
and I have known such a man -- whether in the body, whether out of the body, I have not known, God hath known, --
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

12:1-6 There can be no doubt the apostle speaks of himself. Whether heavenly things were brought down to him, while his body was in a trance, as in the case of ancient prophets; or whether his soul was dislodged from the body for a time, and taken up into heaven, or whether he was taken up, body and soul together, he knew not. We are not capable, nor is it fit we should yet know, the particulars of that glorious place and state. He did not attempt to publish to the world what he had heard there, but he set forth the doctrine of Christ. On that foundation the church is built, and on that we must build our faith and hope. And while this teaches us to enlarge our expectations of the glory that shall be revealed, it should render us contented with the usual methods of learning the truth and will of God.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

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.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

3. Translate, "I know."

out of—Most of the oldest manuscripts read "apart from."

2 Corinthians 12:3 Additional Commentaries
Context
Paul's Revelation
2I know a man in Christ who fourteen years ago-- whether in the body I do not know, or out of the body I do not know, God knows-- such a man was caught up to the third heaven. 3And I know how such a man-- whether in the body or apart from the body I do not know, God knows-- 4was caught up into Paradise and heard inexpressible words, which a man is not permitted to speak.…
Cross References
Luke 23:43
Jesus answered him, "Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in paradise."

2 Corinthians 11:11
Why? Because I do not love you? God knows I do!
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And I knew such a man, (whether in the body, or out of the body, I cannot tell: God knows;)

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