“How that he was caught up into paradise, and heard unspeakable words, which it is not lawful for a man to utter.”
King James Version (KJV)
12:4 He was caught up into paradise - The seat of happy spirits in their separate state, between death and the resurrection. Things which it is not possible for man to utter - Human language being incapable of expressing them. Here he anticipated the joyous rest of the righteous that die in the Lord. But this rapture did not precede, but follow after, his being caught up to the third heaven: a strong intimation that he must first discharge his mission, and then enter into glory. And beyond all doubt, such a foretaste of it served to strengthen him in all his after trials, when he could call to mind the very joy that was prepared for him.
2Co 12:4 He was caught up into paradise. "Paradise" and "the third heaven" (2Co 12:2) evidently mean the same. The term applied to a blessed abode beyond the life in Lu 23:43 Re 2:7. Heard unspeakable words. Words that would be neither right nor possible to reveal in human speech.