2 Corinthians 3
3 1Are we beginning again to commend ourselves? or need we, as do
some, epistles of commendation to you or from you?
2Ye are our epistle,
written in our hearts, known and read of all men;
3being made manifest
that ye are an epistle of Christ, ministered by us, written not with ink, but
with the Spirit of the living God; not in tables of stone, but in tables
that are hearts of flesh.
4And such confidence have we through
Christ to God-ward:
5not that we are sufficient of ourselves, to account
anything as from ourselves; but our sufficiency is from God;
made us sufficient as ministers of a new covenant; not of the letter, but of
the spirit: for the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life.
the ministration of death, written, and engraven on stones, came with
glory, so that the children of Israel could not look stedfastly upon the face
of Moses for the glory of his face; which glory was passing away:
8how shall not rather the ministration of the spirit be with glory?
9For if the ministration of condemnation hath glory, much rather doth the
ministration of righteousness exceed in glory.
10For verily that which
hath been made glorious hath not been made glorious in this respect, by
reason of the glory that surpasseth.
11For if that which passeth away
was with glory, much more that which remaineth is in glory.
12Having therefore such a hope, we use great boldness of speech,
13and are not as Moses, who put a veil upon his face,
that the children of Israel should not look stedfastly on the end of that
which was passing away:
14but their minds were hardened: for until this
very day at the reading of the old covenant the same veil remaineth, it not
being revealed to them that it is done away in Christ.
this day, whensoever Moses is read, a veil lieth upon their heart.
whensoever it shall turn to the Lord, the veil is taken away.
Lord is the Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is
18But we all, with unveiled face beholding as in a mirror the
glory of the Lord, are transformed into the same image from glory to glory,
even as from the Lord the Spirit.