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2 Corinthians 3 :: Revised Standard Version (RSV)

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Unchecked Copy Box2Co 3:1 - Are we beginning to commend ourselves again? Or do we need, as some do, letters of recommendation to you, or from you?

Unchecked Copy Box2Co 3:2 - You yourselves are our letter of recommendation, written on your hearts, to be known and read by all men;

Unchecked Copy Box2Co 3:3 - and you show that you are a letter from Christ delivered by us, written not with ink but with the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of human hearts.

Unchecked Copy Box2Co 3:4 - Such is the confidence that we have through Christ toward God.

Unchecked Copy Box2Co 3:5 - Not that we are competent of ourselves to claim anything as coming from us; our competence is from God,

Unchecked Copy Box2Co 3:6 - who has made us competent to be ministers of a new covenant, not in a written code but in the Spirit; for the written code kills, but the Spirit gives life.

Unchecked Copy Box2Co 3:7 - Now if the dispensation of death, carved in letters on stone, came with such splendor that the Israelites could not look at Moses' face because of its brightness, fading as this was,

Unchecked Copy Box2Co 3:8 - will not the dispensation of the Spirit be attended with greater splendor?

Unchecked Copy Box2Co 3:9 - For if there was splendor in the dispensation of condemnation, the dispensation of righteousness must far exceed it in splendor.

Unchecked Copy Box2Co 3:10 - Indeed, in this case, what once had splendor has come to have no splendor at all, because of the splendor that surpasses it.

Unchecked Copy Box2Co 3:11 - For if what faded away came with splendor, what is permanent must have much more splendor.

Unchecked Copy Box2Co 3:12 - Since we have such a hope, we are very bold,

Unchecked Copy Box2Co 3:13 - not like Moses, who put a veil over his face so that the Israelites might not see the end of the fading splendor.

Unchecked Copy Box2Co 3:14 - But their minds were hardened; for to this day, when they read the old covenant, that same veil remains unlifted, because only through Christ is it taken away.

Unchecked Copy Box2Co 3:15 - Yes, to this day whenever Moses is read a veil lies over their minds;

Unchecked Copy Box2Co 3:16 - but when a man turns to the Lord the veil is removed.

Unchecked Copy Box2Co 3:17 - Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.

Unchecked Copy Box2Co 3:18 - And we all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord, are being changed into his likeness from one degree of glory to another; for this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit.
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Source: Transcribed from: The Holy Bible: Revised Standard Version containing the Old and New Testaments, translated from the original tongues: being the version set forth A.D. 1611, revised A.D. 1881-1885 and A.D. 1901: compared with the most ancient authorities and revised A.D. 1946-52. — 2nd ed. of New Testament A.D. 1971. There should be enough in the rest of the description to identify the text.

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