Do we begin again to commend ourselves? or do we need, as some, commendatory letters to you, or [commendatory] from you?
*Ye* are our letter, written in our hearts, known and read of all men,
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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.
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And such confidence have we through the Christ towards God:
not that we are competent of ourselves to think anything as of ourselves, but our competency [is] of God;
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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.
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(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;
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how shall not rather the ministry of the Spirit subsist in glory?