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Jubilee Bible 2000

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2 Corinthians 3

JUB 1 Do we begin again to commend ourselves? or do we need, as some <em>others</em>, epistles of commendation to you or <em>letters</em> of commendation from you? NIV 1 Are we beginning to commend ourselves again? Or do we need, like some people, letters of recommendation to you or from you? JUB 2 Ye are our epistle written in our hearts, known and read of all men: NIV 2 You yourselves are our letter, written on our hearts, known and read by everyone. JUB 3 <em>Forasmuch as ye are</em> manifestly declared to be the epistle of Christ ministered by us, written not with ink, but with the Spirit of the living God; not in tables of stone, but in fleshy tables of the heart. 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. JUB 4 And such trust we have through the Christ towards God: NIV 4 Such confidence we have through Christ before God. JUB 5 Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think anything as of ourselves, but our sufficiency <em>is</em> of God, NIV 5 Not that we are competent in ourselves to claim anything for ourselves, but our competence comes from God. JUB 6 who also has made us able ministers of the new testament, not of the letter, but of the Spirit; for the letter 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. JUB 7 But if the ministry of death in the letter engraved in stones was glorious, so that the sons of Israel could not steadfastly behold the face of Moses for the glory of his countenance which <em>glory</em> was to fade away, 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, transitory though it was, JUB 8 How shall not the ministry of the Spirit be for greater glory? NIV 8 will not the ministry of the Spirit be even more glorious? JUB 9 For if the ministry of condemnation <em>had</em> glory, much more shall the ministry of righteousness abound in glory. NIV 9 If the ministry that brought condemnation was glorious, how much more glorious is the ministry that brings righteousness! JUB 10 For even that which was <em>so</em> glorious had no glory in this respect, in comparison with the glory that excels. NIV 10 For what was glorious has no glory now in comparison with the surpassing glory. JUB 11 For if that which fades away <em>was</em> glorious, much more shall that which remains <em>be</em> glorious. NIV 11 And if what was transitory came with glory, how much greater is the glory of that which lasts! JUB 12 Seeing then that we have such hope, we speak with great confidence, NIV 12 Therefore, since we have such a hope, we are very bold. JUB 13 And not as Moses, <em>who</em> put a veil over his face, that the sons of Israel could not steadfastly look to the end of that <em>glory</em> which was to fade away: NIV 13 We are not like Moses, who would put a veil over his face to prevent the Israelites from seeing the end of what was passing away. JUB 14 (And thus their senses became hardened, for until this day remains the same veil not uncovered in the reading of the old testament, which <em>veil</em> is taken away in 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. JUB 15 But even unto this day when Moses is read, the veil is upon their heart. NIV 15 Even to this day when Moses is read, a veil covers their hearts. JUB 16 Nevertheless when they convert to the Lord, the veil shall be taken away.) NIV 16 But whenever anyone turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away. JUB 17 For the Lord is the Spirit, and where that Spirit of the Lord <em>is</em>, there <em>is</em> liberty. NIV 17 Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. JUB 18 Therefore we all, beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord with uncovered face, are transformed from glory to glory into the same likeness, <em>even</em> as by the Spirit of the Lord. NIV 18 And we all, who with unveiled faces contemplate the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his image with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.