For if there was glory in (A)the ministry of condemnation, (B)the ministry of righteousness must far exceed it in glory. 10 Indeed, in this case, what once had glory has come to have no glory at all, because of the glory that surpasses it. 11 For if what was being brought to an end came with glory, much more will what is permanent have glory.

12 Since we have such a hope, (C)we are very bold, 13 not like Moses, (D)who would put a veil over his face so that the Israelites might not gaze at the outcome of what was being brought to an end. 14 But (E)their minds were (F)hardened. For to this day, (G)when they read (H)the old covenant, that same veil remains unlifted, because only through Christ is it taken away. 15 Yes, to this day whenever Moses is read a veil lies over their hearts. 16 But when (I)one[a] turns to the Lord, (J)the veil is removed. 17 Now the Lord[b] is the Spirit, and where (K)the Spirit of the Lord is, there is (L)freedom. 18 And we all, with unveiled face, (M)beholding (N)the glory of the Lord,[c] (O)are being transformed into the same image (P)from one degree of glory to another.[d] For this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit.

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Footnotes

  1. 2 Corinthians 3:16 Greek he
  2. 2 Corinthians 3:17 Or this Lord
  3. 2 Corinthians 3:18 Or reflecting the glory of the Lord
  4. 2 Corinthians 3:18 Greek from glory to glory

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