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2 Corinthians 3 :: American Standard Version (ASV)

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Ministers of a New Covenant

(cf. Jer 31:31–34 )
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 3:1 - Are we beginning again to commend ourselves? or need we, as do some, epistles of commendation to you or from you?
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 3:2 - Ye are our epistle, written in our hearts, known and read of all men;
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 3:3 - being 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.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 3:4 - And such confidence have we through Christ to God-ward:
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 3:5 - not that we are sufficient of ourselves, to account anything as from ourselves; but our sufficiency is from God;
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 3:6 - who also 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.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 3:7 - But if 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:
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 3:8 - how shall not rather the ministration of the spirit be with glory?
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 3:9 - For if the ministration of condemnation hath glory, much rather doth the ministration of righteousness exceed in glory.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 3:10 - For verily that which hath been made glorious hath not been made glorious in this respect, by reason of the glory that surpasseth.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 3:11 - For if that which passeth away was with glory, much more that which remaineth is in glory.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 3:12 - Having therefore such a hope, we use great boldness of speech,
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 3:13 - and 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:
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 3:14 - but 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.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 3:15 - But unto this day, whensoever Moses is read, a veil lieth upon their heart.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 3:16 - But whensoever it shall turn to the Lord, the veil is taken away.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 3:17 - Now the Lord is the Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 3:18 - But 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.

Thomas Nelson & Sons first published the American Standard Version in 1901. This translation of the Bible is in the public domain.


Pericope taken from the NASB95 and has been graciously provided by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif. All rights reserved.

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by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif.
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