2 Corinthians 12:2


“I knew a man in Christ above fourteen years ago, (whether in the body, I cannot tell; or whether out of the body, I cannot tell: God knoweth;) such an one caught up to the third heaven.”

King James Version (KJV)



Other Translations of 2 Corinthians 12:2

“I knewe a man in Christ aboue foureteene yeeres agoe, whether in the body, I cannot tell, or whether out of the body, I cannot tell, God knoweth: such a one, caught vp to the third heauen.”
King James Version (1611) - View original scan of 2 Corinthians chapter 12

“I 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.”
New American Standard Version (1995)

“I know a man in Christ, fourteen years ago (whether in the body, I know not; or whether out of the body, I know not; God knoweth), such a one caught up even to the third heaven.”
American Standard Version (1901)

“I have knowledge of a man in Christ, fourteen years back (if he was in the body, or out of the body, I am not able to say, but God only), who was taken up to the third heaven.”
Basic English Bible

“I know a man in Christ, fourteen years ago, (whether in [the] body I know not, or out of the body I know not, God knows;) such [a one] caught up to [the] third heaven.”
Darby Bible

“I 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. ”
Douay Rheims Bible

“I knew a man in Christ above fourteen years ago, (whether in the body, I cannot tell; or whether out of the body, I cannot tell: God knoweth;) such one caught up to the third heaven. ”
Webster's Bible

“I know a Christian man who fourteen years ago-- whether in the body I do not know, or out of the body I do not know; God knows--was caught up (this man of whom I am speaking) even to the highest Heaven.”
Weymouth Bible

“I know a man in Christ, fourteen years ago (whether in the body, I don't know, or whether out of the body, I don't know; God knows), such a one caught up into the third heaven.”
World English Bible

“I woot a man in Crist that bifore fouretene yeer; whether in bodi, whether out of the bodi, Y woot not, God woot; that siche a man was rauyschid `til to the thridde heuene.”
Wycliffe Bible

“I have known a man in Christ, fourteen years ago -- whether in the body I have not known, whether out of the body I have not known, God hath known -- such an one being caught away unto the third heaven;”
Youngs Literal Bible


Tex's comment on 2022-08-30 08:29:16:

Are you referring to the apocrypha as pagan books? If so, evidence is needed. I believe that all books in the KJV 1611 are the word of The Most High God


The Election of Israel's comment on 2022-08-21 16:02:10:

You're right. I don't read those books either. When I was born again, I was given the Holy Spirit. I cannot count how often He has steered me away from what the Bible calls: weariness of mind; ever learning but never coming to the truth.

We have many scholars sitting in these rooms, and I know sometimes I learn Valuable truth. Like nuggets of gold. You'll know if it's a rock, or pure gold from Heaven. The Holy Spirit is our Helper and Teacher.

I exasperated many teachers of scripture as a young Christian. They'd wave their Bibles at me and say stuff like: "stick to the basics and Stop trying to learn College material!" They would stomp offleaving me tearful in the dirt.

God had plans for me. He was growing up an evangelist. I would be sent to the streets. Learning how to be sensitive to the Holy Spirits messages, which are priceless. May it be for someone called into the Kingdom for such a time as this.

Being a Disciple of Jesus is the Best. The victories far outweigh the tears.

PSALMS 126:5

They that sow in tears shall reap in joy.

JOB 16:20

My friends scorn me: but mine eye poureth out tears unto God.


3 Hearken; Behold, there went out a sower to sow:

4 And it came to pass, as he sowed, some fell by the way side, and the fowls of the air came and devoured it up.

[When Jesus went to Heaven, the Election passed from Israel onto the Gentiles. Very soon the Election will pass back onto the Jews of Israel.]

Now is the time to preach forgiveness of sins to the Gentiles.

Romans 11:7

What then? Israel hath not obtained that which he seeketh for; but the election hath obtained it, and the rest were blinded [spiritually]

Romans 11:28

As concerning the gospel, they [Jews] are enemies for your sakes: but as touching the election, they are beloved for the fathers' sakes.


Ronnette's comment on 2022-08-20 17:56:56:

Based on this chapter Paul was in a trance. "Paradise" is mentioned 3X in the Bible. Jesus Christ said this particular word in Luke 23:43.

Then in Galatians 1:15-17 and Galatians 4:25 Paul went to Arabia where My. Sinai. Does that cross your mind it is just like Moses did. Paul must have seen God and gave Paul the revelation of The Gospel of Jesus Christ 1 Corinthians 15:1-4. That was a very different level of understanding (How Jesus died for our sins) VS what the 11 apostles are telling people who Jesus Christ whom the Jews crucified). That is why Pauls's epistles emphasized on trusting the blood as a propitiation as he wrote more about the grace, justification, wisdom, faith, sanctification, redemption, atonement, Charity, mysteries that God may have revealed to him. I am so happy that God gave me the ability and I think it applies to all of us to think and be serious in understanding Jesus Gospel to the Gentiles.

I am not a Jew, so some messages only applies to the Jewish people in the last days. 2 Timothy 2:15

Although there are some Jewish people who can be saved today, but God loves Israel who knows already and will know the King of Heaven and earth Jesus Christ today and/or later. They will be saved if they understand the message of God from their fathers when Moses brought them out of the land of Egypt until today. That is why we Gentiles need to be United to help them all.

Some of you may not understand yet, but most already are on the same page. There is no religion, nor denominations can compete to the people who has the power of God. You know who you are.

We continue to pray because we want as many people to attend the wedding ceremony in Heaven.

The only thing I do not like about this site was there are pagan books in it.

Revelation 2:7

He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God.


Ronnette's comment on 2022-07-13 11:29:10:

4 I thank my God always on your behalf, for the grace of God which is given you by Jesus Christ;

5 That in every thing ye are enriched by him, in all utterance, and in all knowledge;

6 Even as the testimony of Christ was confirmed in you:

7 So that ye come behind in no gift; waiting for the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ:

8 Who shall also confirm you unto the end, that ye may be blameless in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ.

9 God is faithful, by whom ye were called unto the fellowship of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord.

10 Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you; but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment. Agape.


Chris's comment on 2020-12-11 00:55:40:

I can't think of any verses that specifically conform to what you want, but you could take a look at the following:

Psalm 139.

Jeremiah 1:5.

Romans 8:29.

Ephesians 1:4,5.


bob lehocki's comment on 2020-12-10 20:15:53:

Hello, I have question regarding passage" I knew you before you were conceived you were sinner" or"LORD knew us before creating this world".

Could you please direct me to that passage in the Bible

Thank you


Chris's comment on 2020-07-05 00:01:58:

Adeleye, we generally understand that Paul was referring to himself when he described this vision & revelation given to him. The reason that he speaks this way was probably because of the sights & sounds that were open to him & what he shared in his letter might cause his readers to think of him as more superior to others (vv 5,6). So to counteract that sense of superiority, he's diverting their attention off himself & speaking in the 'third' person. In fact, just so that he wouldn't sense any personal superiority & fall into sin, the Lord had given him a 'thorn in the flesh' to keep him humble (v7).

The "third Heaven" being referred to is Heaven, the place of God's abode. The first heaven being the sky & the second being the universe of planets & stars. So Paul is saying that the Lord gave him the privilege of looking into God's Abode with all the angelic host & what he heard & saw was unutterable to mankind because of its glory & splendour.


Adeleye Elijah's comment on 2020-07-04 20:54:58:

Pls,who is this man Paul was talking about here and what is the meaning of third heaven?


Martin's comment on 2014-09-25 19:49:22:

What does he mean when he says, such an one caught up to the third heaven. Could this mean that there was or is 3 different earth ages? Could there have been a earth age before the one that we are in now? I know that there is still one more to come.


PAUL SHUFORD's comment on 2013-05-01 06:20:11:

no Paul was not talking about his Self he was talking about the angle that he saw at the time he was in the spirit such a one caught up to the third heaven.


Sophia Lawrence's comment on 2013-03-05 05:47:55:


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