2 Corinthians 3:4-6 NIV

4 Such confidence1 as this is ours through Christ before God.

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5 Not that we are competent in ourselves2 to claim anything for ourselves, but our competence comes from God.3

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6 He has made us competent as ministers of a new covenant4--not of the letter5 but of the Spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life.6

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