1 To boast indeed not is profitable for me; I will come for to visions and revelations of Lord.
2 I know a man in Anointed, above years fourteen, (whether with a body, not I know; or without the body, not I know; the God knows;) having been snatched away the such a one to third heaven.
3 And I know the such a man, (whether in a body, or without the body not I know; the God knows;)
4 that he was snatched away into the paradise, and heard indescribable things spoken, which not being possible for a man to speak.
5 Concerning the such a one I will boast; on behalf but of myself not I will boast; if not in the weaknesses of me.
6 If for I should desire to boast, not I shall be unwise; truth for I will say: I forbear but, lest any one to me should impute beyond what he sees me, or hears anything from of me.
7 And by the transcendency of the revelations that I not I should overelated, was given to me a thorn in the flesh, a messenger adversary, that me it might buffet, that not I might be overelated.
8 Concerning this thrice the Lord I entreated, that it might be removed from me;
9 and he said to me: Is enough for thee the favor of me; the for power of me in weakness is perfected. Most gladly therefore rather I will boast in the weaknesses of me, so that may dwell upon me the power of the Anointed.
10 Wherefore I am wellpleased with weaknesses, with insults, with necessities, with persecutions, with distresses on behalf of Anointed; when for I may be weak, then strong I am.
11 I have become unwise; you me have constrained. I for ought by you to be commended; nothing for I was behind those in highest degree apostles, if even nothing I am.
12 The indeed signs of the apostle were worked out among you in all patience, in signs and prodigies and powers.
13 What for it is which you were inferior beyond the other congregations, if not that myself I not was burdensome to you? Forgive to me the injustice this.
14 Lo, a third time this in readiness I am to come to you, and not I will burden you; not for I seek the things of you, but you. Not for it is fitting the children for the parents to treasure up, but the parents for the children.
15 I but most gladly will spend and will be utterly spent on behalf of the souls of you; if even more abundantly you loving, less I am loved.
16 Let it be so but; I not did burden you; but being crafty, with guile you I took.
17 Not any one of whom I have sent to you, through him I overreached you?
18 I exhorted Titus, and I sent with the brother, not overreached you Titus? not in the same spirit we walked? not in the same steps?
19 Again do you think, that to you we apologize? In presence of the God, in Anointed, we speak. But all things, beloved ones, on behalf of the you build up.
20 I am afraid for, lest perhaps having come not such ones I wish I should find you, and I should found by you such a one not you wish, lest perhaps strifes, jealousies, angers, contentions, evilspeakings whisperings, puffings up, disturbances;
21 lest again having come me should humble the God of me before you, and I should lament over many of those having previously sinned, and not having reformed in respect to the impurity and fornication and lewdness, which they practiced.