2 Corinthians 12

third heaven

First heaven, of clouds; second, of stars; third, God's abode.

paradise

See note on hades, (See Scofield "Luke 16:23") .

thorn

It has been conjectured that Paul's "thorn in the flesh" was chronic ophthalmia, inducing bodily weakness, and a repulsive appearance Galatians 4:15; 1 Corinthians 2:3,4; 2 Corinthians 10:10. This cannot be positively known, and the reserve of Scripture is as sure a mark of inspiration as its revelations. Paul's particular "thorn" is not described that his consolations may avail for all to who any thorn is given.

perfect in

(See Scofield "Matthew 5:48") .

sinned

Sin. (See Scofield "Romans 3:23") .

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