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1 Are we beginning again to commend ourselves? Or do we need, as do some, letters of commendation to you or from you? 1 Are we beginning to commend ourselves again? Or do we need, like some people, letters of recommendation to you or from you?
2 You are our letter, written in our hearts, known and read by all men; 2 You yourselves are our letter, written on our hearts, known and read by everybody.
3 being revealed that you are a letter of Messiah, ministered by us, written not with ink, but with the Spirit of the living God; not in tablets of stone, but in tablets that are hearts of flesh. 3 You show that you are a letter from Christ, the result of our ministry, written not with ink but with the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of human hearts.
4 Such confidence we have through Messiah toward God; 4 Such confidence as this is ours through Christ before God.
5 not that we are sufficient of ourselves, to account anything as from ourselves; but our sufficiency is from God; 5 Not that we are competent in ourselves to claim anything for ourselves, but our competence comes from God.
6 who also made us sufficient as servants of a new covenant; not of the letter, but of the Spirit. For the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life. 6 He has made us competent as ministers of a new covenant--not of the letter but of the Spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life.
7 But if the service of death, written engraved on stones, came with glory, so that the children of Yisra'el could not look steadfastly on the face of Moshe for the glory of his face; which was passing away: 7 Now if the ministry that brought death, which was engraved in letters on stone, came with glory, so that the Israelites could not look steadily at the face of Moses because of its glory, fading though it was,
8 won't service of the Spirit be with much more glory? 8 will not the ministry of the Spirit be even more glorious?
9 For if the service of condemnation has glory, the service of righteousness exceeds much more in glory. 9 If the ministry that condemns men is glorious, how much more glorious is the ministry that brings righteousness!
10 For most assuredly that which has been made glorious has not been made glorious in this respect, by reason of the glory that surpasses. 10 For what was glorious has no glory now in comparison with the surpassing glory.
11 For if that which passes away was with glory, much more that which remains is in glory. 11 And if what was fading away came with glory, how much greater is the glory of that which lasts!
12 Having therefore such a hope, we use great boldness of speech, 12 Therefore, since we have such a hope, we are very bold.
13 and not as Moshe, who put a veil on his face, that the children of Yisra'el wouldn't look steadfastly on the end of that which was passing away. 13 We are not like Moses, who would put a veil over his face to keep the Israelites from gazing at it while the radiance was fading away.
14 But their minds were hardened, for until this very day at the reading of the old covenant the same veil remains, because in Messiah it passes away. 14 But their minds were made dull, for to this day the same veil remains when the old covenant is read. It has not been removed, because only in Christ is it taken away.
15 But to this day, when Moshe is read, a veil lies on their heart. 15 Even to this day when Moses is read, a veil covers their hearts.
16 But whenever one turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away. 16 But whenever anyone turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away.
17 Now the Lord is the Spirit and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. 17 Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.
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. 18 And we, who with unveiled faces all reflect the Lord's glory, are being transformed into his likeness with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.