2 Corinthians 3:8

8 will not the ministry of the Spirit be even more glorious?

2 Corinthians 3:8 in Other Translations

8 How shall not the ministration of the spirit be rather glorious?
8 will not the ministry of the Spirit have even more glory?
8 Shouldn’t we expect far greater glory under the new way, now that the Holy Spirit is giving life?
8 How much more dazzling, then, the Government of Living Spirit?
8 how will the ministry of the Spirit not be more glorious?

2 Corinthians 3:8 Meaning and Commentary

2 Corinthians 3:8

How shall not the ministration of the Spirit
By "the ministration of the Spirit", is meant the Gospel; so called not only because it ministers spiritual things, as peace, pardon, righteousness and salvation, spiritual joy and comfort, and even spiritual life; but because it ministers the Spirit of God himself, by whom it is not only dictated, and by him at first confirmed, and who qualities persons for the preaching of it; but by it he conveys himself into the hearts of men, and makes it powerful for illumination, consolation, edification, and an increase of every grace; and therefore must be rather glorious, or much more glorious than the law, the ministration of death.

2 Corinthians 3:8 In-Context

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 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, transitory though it was,
8 will not the ministry of the Spirit be even more glorious?
9 If the ministry that brought condemnation was glorious, how much more glorious is the ministry that brings righteousness!
10 For what was glorious has no glory now in comparison with the surpassing glory.
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