ACV(i) 1 (Really, to me boasting is not helpful.) For I will come to visions and revelations of Lord. 2 I know a man in Christ, fourteen years ago (whether in body, I know not, or whether outside the body, I know not, God knows) such a man was caught up as far as the third heaven. 3 And I know such a man (whether in body, or whether outside the body, I know not, God knows) 4 that he was caught up into the paradise, and heard inexpressible sayings that are not permitted for a man to utter. 5 For such a man I will boast, but for myself I will not boast, except in my weaknesses. 6 For if I should want to boast, I will not be foolish, for I will speak the truth. But I refrain lest any man should reckon to me above what he sees of me or hears anything from me. 7 And so that I might not be over exalted by the extraordinariness of the revelations, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, an agent of Satan so that he would buffet me, so that I would not be over exalted. 8 I besought the Lord thrice about this, that it might depart from me. 9 And he said to me, My grace is sufficient for thee, for my power is made fully perfect in weakness. More gladly therefore I will boast in my weaknesses, so that the power of the Christ may reside in me.