1 G756 Do we begin G3825 again G4921 to commend G1438 ourselves? G1487 or G3361 G5535 need we, G5613 as G5100 some G1992 others, letters G4956 of commendation G4314 to G5209 you, G2228 or G1537 letters of G4956 commendation G5216 from you?
2 G5210 you G2075 are G2257 our G1992 letter G1449 written G1722 in G2257 our G2588 hearts, G1097 known G2532 and G314 read G5259 of G3956 all G444 men:
3 G5319 Forasmuch as you are manifestly G3754 declared G2075 to be G1992 the letter G5547 of Christ G1247 served 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 G4560 fleshy G4109 tables G2588 of the heart.
5 G3756 Not G3754 that G2070 we are G2425 sufficient G575 of G1438 ourselves G3049 to think G5100 any thing G5613 as G1537 of G1438 ourselves; G235 but G2257 our G2426 sufficiency G1537 is of G2316 God;
6 G3739 Who G2532 also G2427 has made G2248 us G1249 able ministers G2537 of the new G1242 testament; G3756 not G1121 of the letter, G235 but G4151 of the spirit: G1063 for G1121 the letter G615 kills, G1161 but G4151 the spirit G2227 gives life.
7 G1161 But G1487 if G1248 the service G1722 of death, G1121 written G1795 and engraved G1722 in G3037 stones, G1096 was G1722 G1391 glorious, G5620 so that G5207 the sons G2474 of Israel G1410 could G3361 not G816 stedfastly behold G1519 G4383 the face G3475 of Moses G1223 for G1391 the glory G846 of his G4383 face; G3588 which G2673 glory was to be done away:
8 G4459 How G2071 shall G3780 not G1248 the service G4151 of the spirit G2071 be G3123 rather G1722 G1391 glorious?
9 G1063 For G1487 if G1248 the service G2633 of condemnation G1391 has glory, G4183 much G3123 more G4052 does G1248 the service G1343 of righteousness G4052 exceed G1722 in G1391 glory.
10 G1063 For G2532 even G3588 that which G1392 was made glorious G1392 had G3761 no G1392 glory G1722 in G5129 this G3313 respect, G1752 by reason of G1391 the glory G3588 that G5235 excels.
11 G1063 For G1487 if G3588 that which G2673 is done away G1223 was G1391 glorious, G4183 much G3123 more G3588 that which G3306 remains G1722 is G1391 glorious.
12 G3767 Seeing then G2192 that we have G5108 such G1680 hope, G5530 we use G4183 great G3954 plainness of speech:
13 G2532 And G3756 not G2509 as G3475 Moses, G5087 which put G2571 a veil G1909 over G1438 his G4383 face, G4314 that G5207 the sons G2474 of Israel G816 could G3361 not G816 stedfastly look G1519 to G5056 the end G3588 of that which G2673 is abolished:
14 G235 But G846 their G3540 minds G4456 were blinded: G1063 for G891 until G4594 this day G3306 remains G846 the same G2571 veil G3361 G343 not taken away G1909 in G320 the reading G3820 of the old G1242 testament; G3739 which G5100 G2673 veil is done away G1722 in G5547 Christ.
15 G235 But G2193 even to G4594 this day, G2259 when G3475 Moses G314 is read, G2571 the veil G2749 is G1909 upon G846 their G2588 heart.
16 G1161 Nevertheless G2259 when G302 G1994 one shall turn G4314 to G2962 the Lord, G2571 the veil G4014 shall be taken away.
17 G1161 Now G2962 the Lord G2076 is G4151 that Spirit: G1161 and G3757 where G4151 the Spirit G2962 of the Lord G1563 is, there G1657 is liberty.