2 Corinthians 12:4
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New International Version
was caught up to paradise and heard inexpressible things, things that no one is permitted to tell.

New Living Translation
that I was caught up to paradise and heard things so astounding that they cannot be expressed in words, things no human is allowed to tell.

English Standard Version
and he heard things that cannot be told, which man may not utter.

Berean Study Bible
was caught up into Paradise. The things he heard were too sacred for words, things that man is not permitted to tell.

Berean Literal Bible
that he was caught up into Paradise, and he heard inexpressible words, not being permitted to man to speak.

New American Standard Bible
was caught up into Paradise and heard inexpressible words, which a man is not permitted to speak.

King James Bible
How that he was caught up into paradise, and heard unspeakable words, which it is not lawful for a man to utter.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
was caught up into paradise. He heard inexpressible words, which a man is not allowed to speak.

International Standard Version
was snatched away to Paradise and heard things that cannot be expressed in words, things that no human being has a right even to mention.

NET Bible
was caught up into paradise and heard things too sacred to be put into words, things that a person is not permitted to speak.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Who was snatched up to Paradise and heard words that are unspeakable, because it is not authorized for a man to speak them.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
was snatched away to paradise where he heard things that can't be expressed in words, things that humans cannot put into words. I don't know whether this happened to him physically or spiritually. Only God knows.

New American Standard 1977
was caught up into Paradise, and heard inexpressible words, which a man is not permitted to speak.

Jubilee Bible 2000
who was caught up into paradise and heard unspeakable words, which it is not lawful for a man to utter.

King James 2000 Bible
How that he was caught up into paradise, and heard unspeakable words, which it is not lawful for a man to utter.

American King James Version
How that he was caught up into paradise, and heard unspeakable words, which it is not lawful for a man to utter.

American Standard Version
how that he was caught up into Paradise, and heard unspeakable words, which it is not lawful for a man to utter.

Douay-Rheims Bible
That he was caught up into paradise, and heard secret words, which it is not granted to man to utter.

Darby Bible Translation
that he was caught up into paradise, and heard unspeakable things said which it is not allowed to man to utter.

English Revised Version
how that he was caught up into Paradise, and heard unspeakable words, which it is not lawful for a man to utter.

Webster's Bible Translation
That he was caught up into paradise, and heard unspeakable words, which it is not lawful for a man to utter.

Weymouth New Testament
God knows--was caught up into Paradise and heard unspeakable things which no human being is permitted to repeat.

World English Bible
how he was caught up into Paradise, and heard unspeakable words, which it is not lawful for a man to utter.

Young's Literal Translation
that he was caught away to the paradise, and heard unutterable sayings, that it is not possible for man to speak.
Commentary
Matthew Henry 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.
Study Bible
Paul's Revelation
3And I know that this man—whether in the body or out of it I do not know, but God knows— 4was caught up into Paradise. The things he heard were too sacred for words, things that man is not permitted to tell. 5I will boast about such a man, but I will not boast about myself, except in my weaknesses.…
Cross References
Ezekiel 8:3
He stretched out the form of a hand and caught me by a lock of my head; and the Spirit lifted me up between earth and heaven and brought me in the visions of God to Jerusalem, to the entrance of the north gate of the inner court, where the seat of the idol of jealousy, which provokes to jealousy, was located.

Luke 23:43
And Jesus said to him, "Truly I tell you, today you will be with Me in Paradise."

Acts 8:39
When they came up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord carried Philip away, and the eunuch saw him no more, but went on his way rejoicing.

1 Corinthians 13:1
If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a ringing gong or a clanging cymbal.

2 Corinthians 12:2
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 it I do not know, but God knows.

1 Thessalonians 4:17
After that, we who are alive and remain will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will always be with the Lord.

Revelation 12:5
And she gave birth to a son, a male child, who will rule all the nations with an iron scepter; and her child was caught up to God and to His throne.
Treasury of Scripture

How that he was caught up into paradise, and heard unspeakable words, which it is not lawful for a man to utter.

paradise.

Ezekiel 31:9 I have made him fair by the multitude of his branches: so that all …

Luke 23:43 And Jesus said to him, Truly I say to you, To day shall you be with …

Revelation 2:7 He that has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit said to the churches; …

lawful. or, possible.

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