King James Version2 Corinthians3

2 Corinthians

1 Do we be­gin again to com­mend our­selves? or need we, as some others, epis­tles of com­men­da­tion to you, or letters of com­men­da­tion from you? 2 Ye are our epis­tle writ­ten in our hearts, known and read of all men: 3 ­Foras­much as ye are 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. 4 And such trust have we through Christ to God-ward: 5 Not that we are suf­fi­cient of our­selves to think any thing as of our­selves; but our suf­fi­cien­cy is of God; 6 Who also hath made us able min­is­ters of the new tes­ta­ment; not of the let­ter, but of the spir­it: for the let­ter kil­leth, but the spir­it giveth life. 7 But if the min­is­tra­tion of death, writ­ten and en­graven in stones, was glo­ri­ous, so that the chil­dren of Is­rael could not sted­fast­ly be­hold the face of Moses for the glo­ry of his coun­te­nance; which glory was to be done away: 8 How shall not the min­is­tra­tion of the spir­it be rather glo­ri­ous? 9 For if the min­is­tra­tion of con­dem­na­tion be glo­ry, much more doth the min­is­tra­tion of righ­teous­ness ex­ceed in glo­ry. 10 For even that which was made glo­ri­ous had no glo­ry in this re­spect, by rea­son of the glo­ry that ex­cel­leth. 11 For if that which is done away was glo­ri­ous, much more that which re­maineth is glo­ri­ous. 12 See­ing then that we have such hope, we use great plain­ness of speech: 13 And not as Moses, which put a vail over his face, that the chil­dren of Is­rael could not sted­fast­ly look to the end of that which is abol­ished: 14 But their minds were blind­ed: for un­til this day re­maineth the same vail un­tak­en away in the read­ing of the old tes­ta­ment; which vail is done away in Christ. 15 But even unto this day, when Moses is read, the vail is upon their heart. 16 Nev­er­the­less when it shall turn to the Lord, the vail shall be tak­en away. 17 Now the Lord is that Spir­it: and where the Spir­it of the Lord is, there is lib­er­ty. 18 But we all, with open face be­hold­ing as in a glass the glo­ry of the Lord, are changed into the same im­age from glo­ry to glo­ry, even as by the Spir­it of the Lord.