2nd Corinthians Chapter 3 Darby English Bible

2nd Corinthians 3:1

Do we begin again to commend ourselves? or do we need, as some, commendatory letters to you, or [commendatory] from you?

2nd Corinthians 3:2

*Ye* are our letter, written in our hearts, known and read of all men,

2nd Corinthians 3:3

being manifested to be Christ's epistle ministered by us, written, not with ink, but [the] Spirit of [the] living God; not on stone tables, but on fleshy tables of [the] heart.

2nd Corinthians 3:4

And such confidence have we through the Christ towards God:

2nd Corinthians 3:5

not that we are competent of ourselves to think anything as of ourselves, but our competency [is] of God;

2nd Corinthians 3:6

who has also made us competent, [as] ministers of [the] new covenant; not of letter, but of spirit. For the letter kills, but the Spirit quickens.

2nd Corinthians 3:7

(But if the ministry of death, in letters, graven in stones, began with glory, so that the children of Israel could not fix their eyes on the face of Moses, on account of the glory of his face, [a glory] which is annulled;

2nd Corinthians 3:8

how shall not rather the ministry of the Spirit subsist in glory?

2nd Corinthians 3:9

For if the ministry of condemnation [be] glory, much rather the ministry of righteousness abounds in glory.

2nd Corinthians 3:10

For also that [which was] glorified is not glorified in this respect, on account of the surpassing glory.

2nd Corinthians 3:11

For if that annulled [was introduced] with glory, much rather that which abides [subsists] in glory.

2nd Corinthians 3:12

Having therefore such hope, we use much boldness:

2nd Corinthians 3:13

and not according as Moses put a veil on his own face, so that the children of Israel should not fix their eyes on the end of that annulled.

2nd Corinthians 3:14

But their thoughts have been darkened, for unto this day the same veil remains in reading the old covenant, unremoved, which in Christ is annulled.

2nd Corinthians 3:15

But unto this day, when Moses is read, the veil lies upon their heart.

2nd Corinthians 3:16

But when it shall turn to [the] Lord, the veil is taken away.)

2nd Corinthians 3:17

Now the Lord is the Spirit, but where the Spirit of [the] Lord [is, there is] liberty.

2nd Corinthians 3:18

But *we* all, looking on the glory of the Lord, with unveiled face, are transformed according to the same image from glory to glory, even as by [the] Lord [the] Spirit.