New Living Translation
This boasting will do no good, but I must go on. I will reluctantly tell about visions and revelations from the Lord.
King James Bible
It is not expedient for me doubtless to glory. I will come to visions and revelations of the Lord.
Darby Bible Translation
Well, it is not of profit to me to boast, for I will come to visions and revelations of the Lord.
World English Bible
It is doubtless not profitable for me to boast. For I will come to visions and revelations of the Lord.
Young's Literal Translation
To boast, really, is not profitable for me, for I will come to visions and revelations of the Lord.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
12:1 It is not expedient - Unless on so pressing occasion. Visions are seen; revelations, heard.
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Answer to Mr. W's Fifth Objection.
1 Corinthians 14:6
Dear brothers and sisters, if I should come to you speaking in an unknown language, how would that help you? But if I bring you a revelation or some special knowledge or prophecy or teaching, that will be helpful.
2 Corinthians 11:16
Again I say, don't think that I am a fool to talk like this. But even if you do, listen to me, as you would to a foolish person, while I also boast a little.
2 Corinthians 11:18
And since others boast about their human achievements, I will, too.
2 Corinthians 12:5
That experience is worth boasting about, but I'm not going to do it. I will boast only about my weaknesses.
2 Corinthians 12:7
even though I have received such wonderful revelations from God. So to keep me from becoming proud, I was given a thorn in my flesh, a messenger from Satan to torment me and keep me from becoming proud.
2 Corinthians 12:9
Each time he said, "My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness." So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me.
I received my message from no human source, and no one taught me. Instead, I received it by direct revelation from Jesus Christ.
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