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2 Corinthians 3

CEB 1 Are we starting to commend ourselves again? We don't need letters of introduction to you or from you like other people, do we? NIV 1 Are we beginning to commend ourselves again? Or do we need, like some people, letters of recommendation to you or from you? CEB 2 You are our letter, written on our hearts, known and read by everyone. NIV 2 You yourselves are our letter, written on our hearts, known and read by everybody. CEB 3 You show that you are Christ's letter, delivered by us. You weren't written with ink but with the Spirit of the living God. You weren't written on tablets of stone but on tablets of human hearts. NIV 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. CEB 4 This is the confidence that we have through Christ in the presence of God. NIV 4 Such confidence as this is ours through Christ before God. CEB 5 It isn't that we ourselves are qualified to claim that anything came from us. No, our qualification is from God. NIV 5 Not that we are competent in ourselves to claim anything for ourselves, but our competence comes from God. CEB 6 He has qualified us as ministers of a new covenant, not based on what is written but on the Spirit, because what is written kills, but the Spirit gives life. NIV 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. CEB 7 The ministry that brought death was carved in letters on stone tablets. It came with such glory that the Israelites couldn't look for long at Moses' face because his face was shining with glory, even though it was a fading glory. NIV 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, CEB 8 Won't the ministry of the Spirit be much more glorious? NIV 8 will not the ministry of the Spirit be even more glorious? CEB 9 If the ministry that brought condemnation has glory, how much more glorious is the ministry that brings righteousness? NIV 9 If the ministry that condemns men is glorious, how much more glorious is the ministry that brings righteousness! CEB 10 In fact, what was glorious isn't glorious now, because of the glory that is brighter. NIV 10 For what was glorious has no glory now in comparison with the surpassing glory. CEB 11 If the glory that fades away was glorious, how much more glorious is the one that lasts! NIV 11 And if what was fading away came with glory, how much greater is the glory of that which lasts! CEB 12 So, since we have such a hope, we act with great confidence. NIV 12 Therefore, since we have such a hope, we are very bold. CEB 13 We aren't like Moses, who used to put a veil over his face so that the Israelites couldn't watch the end of what was fading away. NIV 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. CEB 14 But their minds were closed. Right up to the present day the same veil remains when the old covenant is read. The veil is not removed because it is taken away by Christ. NIV 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. CEB 15 Even today, whenever Moses is read, a veil lies over their hearts. NIV 15 Even to this day when Moses is read, a veil covers their hearts. CEB 16 But whenever someone turns back to the Lord, the veil is removed. NIV 16 But whenever anyone turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away. CEB 17 The Lord is the Spirit, and where the Lord's Spirit is, there is freedom. NIV 17 Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. CEB 18 All of us are looking with unveiled faces at the glory of the Lord as if we were looking in a mirror. We are being transformed into that same image from one degree of glory to the next degree of glory. This comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit. NIV 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.