Bible: 2 Corinthians 3:7-17

The Greater Glory of the Spirit’s Ministry

3:7 But if the ministry that produced death – carved in letters on stone tablets 1 came with glory, so that the Israelites 2  could not keep their eyes fixed on the face of Moses because of the glory of his face 3  (a glory 4  which was made ineffective), 5  3:8 how much more glorious will the ministry of the Spirit be? 6  3:9 For if there was glory in the ministry that produced condemnation, 7  how much more does the ministry that produces righteousness 8  excel 9  in glory! 3:10 For indeed, what had been glorious now 10  has no glory because of the tremendously greater glory of what replaced it. 11  3:11 For if what was made ineffective 12  came with 13  glory, how much more has what remains 14  come in glory! 3:12 Therefore, since we have such a hope, we behave with great boldness, 15  3:13 and not like Moses who used to put a veil over his face to keep the Israelites 16  from staring 17  at the result 18  of the glory that was made ineffective. 19  3:14 But their minds were closed. 20  For to this very day, the same veil remains when they hear the old covenant read. 21  It has not been removed because only in Christ is it taken away. 22  3:15 But until this very day whenever Moses is read, a veil lies over their minds, 23  3:16 but when one 24  turns to the Lord, the veil is removed. 25  3:17 Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is present, 26  there is freedom.

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