A. 30 If I must needs glory, I will glory of the things which concern mine infirmities. 31 The God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which is blessed for evermore, knoweth that I lie not. 32 In Damascus the governor under Aretas the king kept the city of the Damascenes with a garrison, desirous to apprehend me:33 And through a window in a basket was I let down by the wall, and escaped his hands.
B. 1 It is not expedient for me doubtless to glory. I will come to visions and revelations of the Lord.
C. 2 I knew a man in Christ above fourteen years ago,
D. (whether in the body, I cannot tell; or whether out of the body, I cannot tell: God knoweth;)
E. such an one caught up to the third heaven.
C’. 3 And I knew such a man,
D’. (whether in the body, or out of the body, I cannot tell:God knoweth;)
E’. 4 How that he was caught up into paradise, and heard unspeakable words, which it is not lawful for a man to utter.
B’. 5 Of such an one will I glory:
A’. yet of myself I will not glory, but in mine infirmities. 6 For though I would desire to glory, I shall not be a fool; for I will say the truth:but now I forbear, lest any man should think of me above that which he seeth me to be, or that he heareth of me.