2 Corinthians 12:4
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English Standard Version
and he heard things that cannot be told, which man may not utter.

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.

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.

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.

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Vincent's Word Studies

Paradise

See on Luke 23:43.

Unspeakable words (ἄῤῥητα ῥήματα)

An oxymoron, speaking which may not be spoken.

2 Corinthians 12:4 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

paradise.

Ezekiel 31:9 I have made him fair by the multitude of his branches: so that all the trees of Eden, that were in the garden of God, envied him.

Luke 23:43 And Jesus said to him, Truly I say to you, To day shall you be with me in paradise.

Revelation 2:7 He that has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit said to the churches; To him that overcomes will I give to eat of the tree of life...

lawful. or, possible.

Cross References
Ezekiel 8:3
He put out the form of a hand and took me by a lock of my head, and the Spirit lifted me up between earth and heaven and brought me in visions of God to Jerusalem, to the entrance of the gateway of the inner court that faces north, where was the seat of the image of jealousy, which provokes to jealousy.

Luke 23:43
And he said to him, "Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in paradise."

Acts 8:39
And when they came up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord carried Philip away, and the eunuch saw him no more, and 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 a noisy 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 in the body or out of the body I do not know, God knows.

1 Thessalonians 4:17
Then we who are alive, who are left, 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
She gave birth to a male child, one who is to rule all the nations with a rod of iron, but her child was caught up to God and to his throne,

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