2 Corinthians: Chapter 03

The Second Epistle to the Corinthians. The 3rd Chapter
Ver.
Wycliffe (1382/95)
Tyndale (1526)
Geneva (1560)
King James (1611)
3:1 Begin we again to commend ourselves? or whether we need, as some, praising letters to you, or of you? We begin to praise ourselves again. Need we as some other of epistles of recommendation unto you? or letters of recommendation from you? Do we begin to praise ourselves again? or need we as some other, epistles of recommendation unto you, or letters of recommendation from you? Do we begin again to commend ourselves? or need we, as some others, Epistles of commendation to you, or letters of commendation from you?
3:2 Ye be our epistle, written in our hearts, which is known and read of all men, ye are our epistle written in our hearts, which is understood and read of all men, Ye are our epistle, written in our hearts, which is understood and read of all men, Ye are our Epistle written in our hearts, known and read of all men.
3:3 and ye be made open, for ye be the epistle of Christ ministered of us, and written, not with ink, but by the Spirit of the living God; not in stony tables, but in fleshly tables of heart. in that ye are known how that ye are the epistle of Christ, ministered by us and written, not with ink: but with the spirit of the living god, not in tables of stone, but in fleshly tables of the heart. In that ye are manifest, to be the epistle of Christ, ministered by us, and written, not with ink, but with the Spirit of the living God, not in tables of stone, but in fleshly tables of the heart. Forasmuch as ye are manifestly declared to be the Epistle of Christ ministered by us, written not with ink, but with the spirit of the living God, not in tables of stone, but in fleshy tables of the heart.
3:4 For we have such trust by Christ to God; such trust have we through Christ to god-ward, And such trust have we through Christ to God: And such trust have we through Christ to God-ward:
3:5 not that we be sufficient to think any thing of us selves, as of us, but our sufficience is of God. not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think any thing as it were of ourselves: but our ableness cometh of god, Not that we are sufficient of ourselves, to think any thing, as of ourselves: but our sufficiency is of God. Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think any thing as of ourselves: but our sufficiency is of God:
3:6 Which also made us able ministers of the new testament, not by letter, but by Spirit; for the letter slayeth, but the Spirit quickeneth. which hath made us able to minister the new testament, not of the letter, but of the spirit: For the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life. Who also hath made us able ministers of the New testament, not of the letter but of the Spirit: for the letter killeth, but the Spirit giveth life. Who also hath made us able ministers of the New Testament, not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life.
3:7 And if the ministration of death formed by letters in stones was in glory, so that the children of Israel might not behold into the face of Moses, for the glory of his cheer, which glory is now voided, If the ministration of death through the letters figured in stones was glorious, so that the children of israel could not behold the face of Moses for the glory of his countenance (which glory nevertheless is done away) If then the ministration of death written with letters & engraven in stones, was glorious so that the children of Israel could not behold the face of Moses for the glory of his countenance (which glory is done away) But if the ministration of death written and engraven in stones, was glorious, so that the children of Israel could not stedfastly behold the face of Moses, for the glory of his countenance, which glory was to be done away:
3:8 how shall not the ministration of the Spirit be more in glory? why shall not the ministration of the spirit be much more glorious? How shall not the ministration of the Spirit be more glorious? How shall not the ministration of the spirit, be rather glorious?
3:9 For why if the ministration of condemnation is in glory, much more the ministration of rightwiseness is plenteous in glory. For if the ministering of condemnation be glorious: much more shall the administration of rightwiseness exceed in glory. For if the ministry of condemnation was glorious, much more doth the ministration of righteousness exceed in glory. For if the ministration of condemnation be glory, much more doth the ministration of righteousness exceed in glory.
3:10 For neither that that was clear was glorified in this part for the excellent glory; For no doubt that which was glorified was not once glorified in respect of this exceeding glory. For even that which was glorified, was not glorified in this point, that is, as touching the exceeding glory. For even that which was made glorious, had no glory in this respect by reason of the glory that excelleth.
3:11 for why if that that is voided, was by glory, much more that that dwelleth still is in glory. Then if that which is destroyed was glorious, much more shall that which remaineth be glorious. For if that which should be abolished, was glorious, much more shall that which remaineth, be glorious. For if that which is done away, was glorious, much more that which remaineth is glorious.
3:12 Therefore we that have such hope, use much trust; Seeing then that we have such trust we use great boldness, Seeing then that we have such trust, we use great boldness of speech. Seeing then that we have such hope, we use great plainness of speech.
3:13 and not as Moses put a vail on his face, that the children of Israel should not behold into his face, which vail is voided. and do not as Moses, which put a vail over his face that the children of Israel should not see for what purpose that served which is put away. And we are not as Moses, which put a vail upon his face, that the children of Israel should not look unto the end of that which should be abolished. And not as Moses, which put a vail over his face, that the children of Israel could not stedfastly look to the end of that which is abolished;
3:14 But the wits of them be astonished; for till into this day the same vail in the reading of the old testament dwelleth unshewed, for it is voided in Christ, But their minds are blinded. For until this day remaineth the same covering untaken away in the old testament when they read it, which in Christ is put away: Therefore their minds are hardened: for until this day remaineth the same covering untaken away in the reading of the Old testament, which vail in Christ is put away. But their minds were blinded: for until this day remaineth the same vail untaken away, in the reading of the old testament: which vail is done away in Christ.
3:15 but till into this day, when Moses is read, the vail is put upon their hearts. But even unto this day, when Moses is read the vail hangeth before their hearts. But even unto this day, when Moses is read, the vail is laid over their hearts. But even unto this day, when Moses is read, the vail is upon their heart.
3:16 But when Israel shall be converted to God, the vail shall be done away. Nevertheless when they turn to the lord, the vail shall be taken away. Nevertheless when their heart shall be turned to the Lord, the vail shall be taken away. Nevertheless, when it shall turn to the Lord, the vail shall be taken away.
3:17 Forsooth the Lord is a Spirit; forsooth where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. The lord no doubt is a spirit. And where the spirit of the lord is, there is liberty. Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. Now the Lord is that spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.
3:18 Forsooth all we with shewed face beholding the glory of the Lord, be transformed into the same image, from clearness to clearness, as of the Spirit of the Lord. And now the lord’s glory appeareth in us all, as in a glass: and we are changed unto the same similitude, from glory to glory, even of the lord which is a spirit. But we all behold as in a mirror the glory of the Lord with open face, and are changed into the same image, from glory to glory, as by the Spirit of the Lord. But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image, from glory to glory, even as by the spirit of the Lord.
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