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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? NRS 1 Are we beginning to commend ourselves again? Surely we do not need, as some do, letters of recommendation to you or from you, do we? CEB 2 You are our letter, written on our hearts, known and read by everyone. NRS 2 You yourselves are our letter, written on our hearts, to be known and read by all; 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. NRS 3 and you show that you are a letter of Christ, prepared by us, 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. NRS 4 Such is the confidence that we have through Christ toward God. CEB 5 It isn't that we ourselves are qualified to claim that anything came from us. No, our qualification is from God. NRS 5 Not that we are competent of ourselves to claim anything as coming from us; our competence is 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. NRS 6 who has made us competent to be ministers of a new covenant, not of letter but of 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. NRS 7 Now if the ministry of death, chiseled in letters on stone tablets, came in glory so that the people of Israel could not gaze at Moses' face because of the glory of his face, a glory now set aside, CEB 8 Won't the ministry of the Spirit be much more glorious? NRS 8 how much more will the ministry of the Spirit come in glory? CEB 9 If the ministry that brought condemnation has glory, how much more glorious is the ministry that brings righteousness? NRS 9 For if there was glory in the ministry of condemnation, much more does the ministry of justification abound in glory! CEB 10 In fact, what was glorious isn't glorious now, because of the glory that is brighter. NRS 10 Indeed, what once had glory has lost its glory because of the greater glory; CEB 11 If the glory that fades away was glorious, how much more glorious is the one that lasts! NRS 11 for if what was set aside came through glory, much more has the permanent come in glory! CEB 12 So, since we have such a hope, we act with great confidence. NRS 12 Since, then, we have such a hope, we act with great boldness, 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. NRS 13 not like Moses, who put a veil over his face to keep the people of Israel from gazing at the end of the glory that was being set aside. 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. NRS 14 But their minds were hardened. Indeed, to this very day, when they hear the reading of the old covenant, that same veil is still there, since only in Christ is it set aside. CEB 15 Even today, whenever Moses is read, a veil lies over their hearts. NRS 15 Indeed, to this very day whenever Moses is read, a veil lies over their minds; CEB 16 But whenever someone turns back to the Lord, the veil is removed. NRS 16 but when one turns to the Lord, the veil is removed. CEB 17 The Lord is the Spirit, and where the Lord's Spirit is, there is freedom. NRS 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. NRS 18 And all of us, with unveiled faces, seeing the glory of the Lord as though reflected in a mirror, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another; for this comes from the Lord, the Spirit.

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