But if the 1ministry of death, 2in lettersengraved on stones, cameawith glory, 3so that the sons of Israelcould not lookintently at the face of Mosesbecause of the glory of his face, fading as it was,
8how will the ministry of the Spiritfail to be even more with glory?
For if4the ministry of condemnation has glory, muchmore does the 5ministry of righteousnessabound in glory.
For indeed what hadglory, in thiscasehasnoglorybecause of the glory that surpasses it.
For if that which fadesaway was bwith glory, muchmore that which remains is in glory.
126Thereforehavingsuch a hope, 7we usegreatboldness in our speech,
and are not likeMoses, 8who used to put a veilover his faceso that the sons of Israel would not lookintently at the end of what was fadingaway.
But their minds were 9hardened; for untilthisveryday at the 10reading of 11the oldcovenant the sameveilcremainsunlifted, because it is removed in Christ.
But to thisdaywheneverMoses is read, a veilliesover their heart;
1612but whenever a person turns to the Lord, the veil is takenaway.
17Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where13the Spirit of the Lord is, 14there is liberty.