1 G756 Are we beginning G3825 again G4921 to commend G1438 ourselves? G1487 or G3361 need G5535 we, G5613 as G5613 do G5100 some, G1992 epistles G4956 of commendation G4314 to G5209 you G2228 or G5216 from you?
2 G5210 Ye G2075 are G2257 our G1992 epistle, G1449 written G1722 in G2257 our G2588 hearts, G1097 known G2532 and G314 read G5259 of G3956 all G444 men;
3 G3754 being made G5319 manifest G2075 that ye are G1992 an epistle G5547 of Christ, G1247 ministered G5259 by G2257 us, G1449 written G3756 not G3188 with ink, G235 but G4151 with the Spirit G2198 of the living G2316 God; G3756 not G1722 in G4109 tables G3035 of stone, G235 but G1722 in G4109 tables G2588 that are hearts G4560 of flesh.
4 G1161 And G5108 such G4006 confidence G2192 have we G1223 through G5547 Christ G4314 to G2316 God-ward:
5 G3756 not G3754 that G2070 we are G2425 sufficient G575 of G1438 ourselves, G3049 to account G5100 anything G5613 as G1438 from ourselves; G235 but G2257 our G2426 sufficiency G1537 is from G2316 God;
6 G3739 who G2532 also G2427 made G2248 us G1249 sufficient as ministers G2537 of a new G1242 covenant; G3756 not G1121 of the letter, G235 but G4151 of the spirit: G1063 for G1121 the letter G615 killeth, G1161 but G4151 the spirit G2227 giveth life.
7 G1161 But G1487 if G1248 the ministration G1722 of death, G1121 written, G1795 and engraven G1722 on G3037 stones, G1096 came G1722 with G1391 glory, G5620 so that G5207 the children G2474 of Israel G1410 could G3361 not G816 look G1519 stedfastly upon G4383 the face G3475 of Moses G1223 for G1391 the glory G846 of his G4383 face; G3588 which G2673 glory was passing away:
8 G4459 how G2071 shall G3780 not G3123 rather G1248 the ministration G4151 of the spirit G2071 be G1722 with G1391 glory?
9 G1063 For G1487 if G1248 the ministration G2633 of condemnation G1391 hath glory, G4183 much G3123 rather G4052 doth G1248 the ministration G1343 of righteousness G4052 exceed G1722 in G1391 glory.
10 G1063 For G2532 verily G3588 that which G1392 hath been made glorious G1392 hath G3761 not G1392 been made glorious G1722 in G5129 this G3313 respect, G1752 by reason of G1391 the glory G3588 that G5235 surpasseth.
11 G1063 For G1487 if G3588 that which G2673 passeth away G1223 was G1391 with glory, G4183 much G3123 more G3588 that which G3306 remaineth G1722 is G1391 in glory.
12 G2192 Having G3767 therefore G5108 such G1680 a hope, G5530 we use G4183 great G3954 boldness of speech,
13 G2532 and G3756 are not G2509 as G3475 Moses, G5087 who put G2571 a veil G1909 upon G1438 his G4383 face, G4314 that G5207 the children G2474 of Israel G3361 should not G816 look G1519 stedfastly on G5056 the end G3588 of that which G2673 was passing away:
14 G235 but G846 their G3540 minds G4456 were hardened: G1063 for G891 until G4594 this very day G320 at the reading G3820 of the old G1242 covenant G846 the same G2571 veil G3306 remaineth, G1909 it not being G343 revealed G3739 to them that it G5100 is G2673 done away G1722 in G5547 Christ.
15 G235 But G2193 unto G4594 this day, G2259 whensoever G3475 Moses G314 is read, G2571 a veil G2749 lieth G1909 upon G846 their G2588 heart.
16 G1161 But G2259 whensoever G302 it G1994 shall turn G4314 to G2962 the Lord, G2571 the veil G4014 is taken away.
17 G1161 Now G2962 the Lord G2076 is G4151 the Spirit: G1161 and G3757 where G4151 the Spirit G2962 of the Lord G1563 is, there G1657 is liberty.