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2 Corinthians 3 (WEBP)

[1] Are we beginning again to commend ourselves? Or do we need, as do some, letters of commendation to you or from you?
[2] You are our letter, written in our hearts, known and read by all men,
[3] being revealed that you are a letter of Christ, served by us, written not with ink, but with the Spirit of the living God; not in tablets of stone, but in tablets that are hearts of flesh.
[4] Such confidence we have through Christ toward God,
[5] not that we are sufficient of ourselves to account anything as from ourselves; but our sufficiency is from God,
[6] who also made us sufficient as servants of a new covenant, not of the letter but of the Spirit. For the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life.
[7] But if the service of death, written engraved on stones, came with glory, so that the children of Israel could not look steadfastly on the face of Moses for the glory of his face, which was passing away,
[8] won’t service of the Spirit be with much more glory?
[9] For if the service of condemnation has glory, the service of righteousness exceeds much more in glory.
[10] For most certainly that which has been made glorious has not been made glorious in this respect, by reason of the glory that surpasses.
[11] For if that which passes away was with glory, much more that which remains is in glory.
[12] Having therefore such a hope, we use great boldness of speech,
[13] and not as Moses, who put a veil on his face so that the children of Israel wouldn’t look steadfastly on the end of that which was passing away.
[14] But their minds were hardened, for until this very day at the reading of the old covenant the same veil remains, because in Christ it passes away.
[15] But to this day, when Moses is read, a veil lies on their heart.
[16] But whenever someone turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away.
[17] Now the Lord is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.
[18] But we all, with unveiled face seeing the glory of the Lord as in a mirror, are transformed into the same image from glory to glory, even as from the Lord, the Spirit.

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2 Corinthians 3 (KJVS)

[1] Do we begin G756 (PresMidInd) again G3825 to commend G4921 (PresActInf) ourselves G1438? or G1508 need we G5535 (PresActInd), as G5613 some G5100 [others], epistles G1992 of commendation G4956 to G4314 you G5209, or G2228 [letters] of commendation G4956 from G1537 you G5216?
[2] Ye G5210 are G2075 (PresInd) our G2257 epistle G1992 written G1449 (PerfPasPtc) in G1722 our G2257 hearts G2588, known G1097 (PresPasPtc) and G2532 read G314 (PresPasPtc) of G5259 all G3956 men G444:
[3] [Forasmuch as ye are] manifestly declared G5319 (PresPasPtc) to G3754 be G2075 (PresInd) the epistle G1992 of Christ G5547 ministered G1247 (AorPasPtc) by G5259 us G2257, written G1449 (PerfPasPtc) not G3756 with ink G3188, but G235 with the Spirit G4151 of the living G2198 (PresActPtc) God G2316; not G3756 in G1722 tables G4109 of stone G3035, but G235 in G1722 fleshy G4560 tables G4109 of the heart G2588.
[4] And G1161 such G5108 trust G4006 have we G2192 (PresActInd) through G1223 Christ G5547 to G4314 God-ward G2316:
[5] Not G3756 that G3754 we are G2070 (PresInd) sufficient G2425 of G575 ourselves G1438 to think G3049 (AorMidDepInf) any thing G5100 as G5613 of G1537 ourselves G1438; but G235 our G2257 sufficiency G2426 [is] of G1537 God G2316;
[6] Who G3739 also G2532 hath made G2427 us G2248 able G2427 (AorActInd) ministers G1249 of the new G2537 testament G1242; not G3756 of the letter G1121, but G235 of the spirit G4151: for G1063 the letter G1121 killeth G615 (PresActInd), but G1161 the spirit G4151 giveth life G2227 (PresActInd).
[7] But G1161 if G1487 the ministration G1248 of death G2288, written G1722 G1121 [and] engraven G1795 (PerfPasPtc) in G1722 stones G3037, was G1096 (AorPasDepInd) glorious G1722 G1391, so G5620 that the children G5207 of Israel G2474 could G1410 (PresMidPasDepInf) not G3361 stedfastly behold G816 (AorActInf) the face G1519 G4383 of Moses G3475 for G1223 the glory G1391 of his G846 countenance G4383; which G3588 [glory] was to be done away G2673 (PresPasPtc):
[8] How G4459 shall G1248 not G3780 the ministration G1248 of the spirit G4151 be G2071 (FutInd) rather G3123 G1722 glorious G1391?
[9] For G1063 if G1487 the ministration G1248 of condemnation G2633 [be] glory G1391, much G4183 more G3123 doth the ministration G1248 of righteousness G1343 exceed G4052 (PresActInd) in G1722 glory G1391.
[10] For G1063 even G2532 that which was made glorious G1392 (PerfPasInd) had no G3761 glory G1392 (PerfPasPtc) in G1722 this G5129 respect G3313, by reason G1752 of the glory G1391 that excelleth G5235 (PresActPtc).
[11] For G1063 if G1487 that which is done away G2673 (PresPasPtc) [was] glorious G1223 G1391, much G4183 more G3123 that which remaineth G3306 (PresActPtc) [is] glorious G1722 G1391.
[12] Seeing then G3767 that we have G2192 (PresActPtc) such G5108 hope G1680, we use G5530 (PresMidPasDepInd) great G4183 plainness of speech G3954:
[13] And G2532 not G3756 as G2509 Moses G3475, [which] put G5087 (ImpfActInd) a vail G2571 over G1909 his G1438 face G4383, that G4314 the children G5207 of Israel G2474 could G816 not G3361 stedfastly look G816 (AorActInf) to G1519 the end G5056 of that which is abolished G2673 (PresPasPtc):
[14] But G235 their G846 minds G3540 were blinded G4456 (AorPasInd): for G1063 until G891 this day G4594 remaineth G3306 (PresActInd) the same G846 vail G2571 untaken G3361 away G343 (PresPasPtc) in G1909 the reading G320 of the old G3820 testament G1242; which G3748 [vail] is done away G2673 (PresPasInd) in G1722 Christ G5547.
[15] But G235 even G2193 unto this day G4594, when G2259 Moses G3475 is read G314 (PresPasInd), the vail G2571 is upon G2749 (PresMidPasDepInd) G1909 their G846 heart G2588.
[16] Nevertheless G1161 when G2259 it G302 shall turn G1994 (AorActSubj) to G4314 the Lord G2962, the vail G2571 shall be taken away G4014 (PresPasInd).
[17] Now G1161 the Lord G2962 is G2076 (PresInd) that Spirit G4151: and G1161 where G3757 the Spirit G4151 of the Lord G2962 [is], there G1563 [is] liberty G1657.
[18] But G1161 we G2249 all G3956, with open G343 (PerfPasPtc) face G4383 beholding as in a glass G2734 (PresMidPtc) the glory G1391 of the Lord G2962, are changed G3339 (PresPasInd) into the same G846 image G1504 from G575 glory G1391 to G1519 glory G1391, [even] as G2509 by G575 the Spirit G4151 of the Lord G2962.

Young’s Literal Translation

2 Corinthians 3 (YLT)

[1] Do we begin again to recommend ourselves, except we need, as some, letters of recommendation unto you, or from you?
[2] our letter ye are, having been written in our hearts, known and read by all men,
[3] manifested that ye are a letter of Christ ministered by us, written not with ink, but with the Spirit of the living God, not in the tablets of stone, but in fleshy tablets of the heart,
[4] and such trust we have through the Christ toward God,
[5] not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think anything, as of ourselves, but our sufficiency is of God,
[6] who also made us sufficient to be ministrants of a new covenant, not of letter, but of spirit; for the letter doth kill, and the spirit doth make alive.
[7] And if the ministration of the death, in letters, engraved in stones, came in glory, so that the sons of Israel were not able to look stedfastly to the face of Moses, because of the glory of his face-which was being made useless,
[8] how shall the ministration of the Spirit not be more in glory?
[9] for if the ministration of the condemnation is glory, much more doth the ministration of the righteousness abound in glory;
[10] for also even that which hath been glorious, hath not been glorious-in this respect, because of the superior glory;
[11] for if that which is being made useless is through glory, much more that which is remaining is in glory.
[12] Having, then, such hope, we use much freedom of speech,
[13] and are not as Moses, who was putting a vail upon his own face, for the sons of Israel not stedfastly to look to the end of that which is being made useless,
[14] but their minds were hardened, for unto this day the same vail at the reading of the Old Covenant doth remain unwithdrawn-which in Christ is being made useless-
[15] but till to-day, when Moses is read, a vail upon their heart doth lie,
[16] and whenever they may turn unto the Lord, the vail is taken away.
[17] And the Lord is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty;
[18] and we all, with unvailed face, the glory of the Lord beholding in a mirror, to the same image are being transformed, from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.