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who also made us sufficient as (A)ministers of (B)the new covenant, not (C)of the letter but of the [a]Spirit; for (D)the letter kills, (E)but the Spirit gives life.

Glory of the New Covenant

But if (F)the ministry of death, (G)written and engraved on stones, was glorious, (H)so that the children of Israel could not look steadily at the face of Moses because of the glory of his countenance, which glory was passing away, how will (I)the ministry of the Spirit not be more glorious?

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Footnotes

  1. 2 Corinthians 3:6 Or spirit

He has made us competent as ministers of a new covenant(A)—not of the letter(B) but of the Spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life.(C)

The Greater Glory of the New Covenant

Now if the ministry that brought death,(D) 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,(E) transitory though it was, will not the ministry of the Spirit be even more glorious?

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