2 Corinthians 12:1
Good News Translation
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.

Contemporary English Version
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.

Douay-Rheims Bible
If I must glory (it is not expedient indeed) but I will come to visions and revelations of the Lord.

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If I must glory (it is not expedient indeed) but I will come to visions and revelations of the Lord.

expedient.

2 Corinthians 8:10 And herein I give my advice: for this is profitable for you who have begun not only to do but also to be willing, a year ago.

John 16:7 But I tell you the truth: it is expedient to you that I go. For if I go not, the Paraclete will not come to you: but if I go, I will send him to you.

John 18:14 Now Caiphas was he who had given the counsel to the Jews: That it was expedient that one man should die for the people.

1 Corinthians 6:12 All things are lawful to me: but all things are not expedient. All things are lawful to me: but I will not be brought under the power of any.

1 Corinthians 10:23 All things are lawful for me: but all things do not edify.

to glory.

2 Corinthians 12:11 I am become foolish. You have compelled me: for I ought to have been commended by you. For I have no way come short of them that are above measure apostles, although I be nothing.

2 Corinthians 11:16-30 I say again (Let no man think me to be foolish: otherwise take me as one foolish, that I also may glory a little): . . .

I will come.

2 Corinthians 12:7 And lest the greatness of the revelations should exalt me, there was given me a sting of my flesh, an angel of Satan, to buffet me.

Numbers 12:6 He said to them: Hear my words: if there be among you a prophet of the Lord, I will appear to him in a vision, or I will speak to him in a dream.

Ezekiel 1:1 Now it came to pass in the thirtieth year, in the fourth month, on the fifth day of the month, when I was in the midst of the captives by the river Chobar, the heavens were opened, and I saw the visions of God.

*etc:

Ezekiel 11:24 And the spirit lifted me up, and brought me into Chaldea, to them of the captivity, in vision, by the spirit of God: and the vision which I had seen was taken up from me.

Daniel 10:5-10 And I lifted up my eyes, and I saw: and behold a man clothed in linen, and his loins were girded with the finest gold: . . .

Joel 2:28,29 And it shall come to pass after this, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy: your old men shall dream dreams, and your young men shall see visions. . . .

Acts 9:10-17 Now there was a certain disciple at Damascus, named Ananias. And the Lord said to him in a vision: Ananias, And he said: Behold I am here, Lord. . . .

Acts 18:9 And the Lord said to Paul in the night, by a vision: Do not fear, but speak. And hold not thy peace,

Acts 22:17-21 And it came to pass, when I was come again to Jerusalem and was praying in the temple, that I was in a trance, . . .

Acts 23:11 And the night following, the Lord standing by him, said: Be constant: for as thou hast testified of me in Jerusalem, so must thou bear witness also at Rome.

Acts 26:13-19 At midday, O king, I saw in the way a light from heaven, above the brightness of the sun, shining round about me and them that were in company with me. . . .

Galatians 1:12 For neither did I receive it of man: nor did I learn it but by the revelation of Jesus Christ.

Galatians 2:2 And I went up according to revelation and communicated to them the gospel which I preach among the Gentiles: but apart to them who seemed to be some thing: lest perhaps I should run or had run in vain.

1 John 5:20 And we know that the Son of God is come. And he hath given us understanding that we may know the true God and may be in his true Son. This is the true God and life eternal.

Context
Paul's Revelation
1If I must glory (it is not expedient indeed) but I will come to visions and revelations of the Lord. 2I know a man in Christ: above fourteen years ago (whether in the body, I know not, or out of the body, I know not: God knoweth), such a one caught up to the third heaven.…
Cross References
1 Corinthians 14:6
But now, brethren, if I come to you speaking with tongues, what shall I profit you, unless I speak to you either in revelation or in knowledge or in prophecy or in doctrine?

2 Corinthians 11:16
I say again (Let no man think me to be foolish: otherwise take me as one foolish, that I also may glory a little):

2 Corinthians 11:18
Seeing that many glory according to the flesh, I will glory also.

2 Corinthians 12:5
For such an one I will glory: but for myself I will glory nothing but in my infirmities.

2 Corinthians 12:7
And lest the greatness of the revelations should exalt me, there was given me a sting of my flesh, an angel of Satan, to buffet me.

2 Corinthians 12:9
And he said to me: My grace is sufficient for thee: for power is made perfect in infirmity. Gladly therefore will I glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may dwell in me.

Galatians 1:12
For neither did I receive it of man: nor did I learn it but by the revelation of Jesus Christ.

Galatians 2:2
And I went up according to revelation and communicated to them the gospel which I preach among the Gentiles: but apart to them who seemed to be some thing: lest perhaps I should run or had run in vain.

Ephesians 3:3
How that, according to revelation, the mystery has been made known to me, as I have written above in a few words:

1 Thessalonians 4:15
For this we say unto you in the word of the Lord, that we who are alive, who remain unto the coming of the Lord, shall not prevent them who have slept.

Additional Translations
I must go on boasting. Although there is nothing to gain, I will go on to visions and revelations from the Lord.

It behooves me to boast; it is not profitable indeed, but 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.

I must needs glory, though it is not expedient; but I will come to visions and revelations of the Lord.

Well, it is not of profit to me to boast, for 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 not expedient for me doubtless to glory. I will come to visions and revelations of the Lord.

I am compelled to boast. It is not a profitable employment, but I will proceed to visions and revelations granted me by the Lord.

It is doubtless not profitable for me to boast. For I will come to 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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