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Not that we are competent by ourselves to claim that anything comes from us; rather, our competence is from God. He also made us competent as ministers of a new testament[a] (not of letter, but of spirit).[b] For the letter kills, but the spirit[c] gives life.

The Ministry of the Spirit

If the ministry that brought death (which was engraved in letters on stone) came with glory, so that the Israelites could not look directly at the face of Moses because of the glory of his face (though it was fading),

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  1. 2 Corinthians 3:6 As in last will and testament. See Galatians 3:15.
  2. 2 Corinthians 3:6 Or Spirit
  3. 2 Corinthians 3:6 Or Spirit