1 G756 [G5731] Do we begin G3825 again G4921 [G5721] to commend G1438 ourselves G1508 ? or G5535 [G5719] need we G5613 , as G5100 some G1992 others, epistles G4956 of commendation G4314 to G5209 you G2228 , or G4956 letters of commendation G1537 from G5216 you?
2 G5210 Ye G2075 [G5748] are G2257 our G1992 epistle G1449 [G5772] written G1722 in G2257 our G2588 hearts G1097 [G5746] , known G2532 and G314 [G5746] read G5259 by G3956 all G444 men:
3 G5319 [G5746] Forasmuch as ye are manifestly declared G3754 to G2075 [G5748] be G1992 the epistle G5547 of Christ G1247 [G5685] ministered G5259 by G2257 us G1449 [G5772] , written G3756 not G3188 with ink G235 , but G4151 with the Spirit G2198 [G5723] of the living G2316 God G3756 ; not G1722 on G4109 tables G3035 of stone G235 , but G1722 on G4560 fleshly G4109 tables G2588 of the heart.
4 G1161 And G5108 such G4006 trust G2192 [G5719] we have G1223 through G5547 Christ G4314 toward G2316 God:
5 G3756 Not G3754 that G2070 [G5748] we are G2425 sufficient G575 by G1438 ourselves G3049 [G5664] to think G5100 any thing G5613 as G1537 from G1438 ourselves G235 ; but G2257 our G2426 sufficiency G1537 is from G2316 God;
6 G3739 Who G2532 also G2427 0 hath made G2248 us G2427 [G5656] able G1249 servants G2537 of the new G1242 testament G3756 ; not G1121 of the letter G235 , but G4151 of the spirit G1063 : for G1121 the letter G615 [G5719] killeth G1161 , but G4151 the spirit G2227 [G5719] giveth life.
7 G1161 But G1487 if G1248 the ministration G2288 of death G1722 G1121 , written G1795 [G5772] and engraven G1722 on G3037 stones G1096 [G5675] , was G1722 G1391 glorious G5620 , so G5207 that the children G2474 of Israel G1410 [G5738] could G3361 not G816 [G5658] steadfastly behold G1519 G4383 the face G3475 of Moses G1223 for G1391 the glory G846 of his G4383 countenance G3588 ; which G2673 [G5746] glory was to be done away:
8 G4459 How G1248 0 shall G3780 not G1248 the ministration G4151 of the Spirit G2071 [G5704] be G3123 G1722 more G1391 glorious?
9 G1063 For G1487 if G1248 the ministration G2633 of condemnation G1391 was glory G4183 , much G3123 more G1248 doth the ministration G1343 of righteousness G4052 [G5719] exceed G1722 in G1391 glory.
10 G1063 For G2532 even G1392 [G5769] that which was made glorious G3761 had no G1392 [G5772] glory G1722 in G5129 this G3313 respect G1752 , by reason G1391 of the glory G5235 [G5723] that excelleth.
11 G1063 For G1487 if G2673 [G5746] that which was done away G1223 G1391 was glorious G4183 , much G3123 more G3306 [G5723] that which remaineth G1722 G1391 is glorious.
12 G3767 Seeing then G2192 [G5723] that we have G5108 such G1680 hope G5530 [G5736] , we use G4183 great G3954 plainness of speech:
13 G2532 And G3756 not G2509 as G3475 Moses G5087 [G5707] , who put G2571 a veil G1909 over G1438 his G4383 face G4314 , that G5207 the children G2474 of Israel G816 0 could G3361 not G816 [G5658] steadfastly look G1519 to G5056 the end G2673 [G5746] of that which is abolished:
14 G235 But G846 their G3540 minds G4456 [G5681] were blinded G1063 : for G891 until G4594 this day G846 the same G2571 veil G3306 [G5719] remaineth G3361 untaken G343 [G5746] away G1909 in G320 the reading G3820 of the old G1242 testament G3748 ; which G2673 [G5743] veil is done away G1722 in G5547 Christ.
15 G235 But G2193 even G4594 to this day G2259 , when G3475 Moses G314 [G5743] is read G2571 , the veil G2749 G1909 [G5736] is upon G846 their G2588 heart.
16 G1161 Nevertheless G2259 when G302 one G1994 [G5661] shall turn G4314 to G2962 the Lord G2571 , the veil G4014 [G5743] shall be taken away.
17 G1161 Now G2962 the Lord G2076 [G5748] is G4151 that Spirit G1161 : and G3757 where G4151 the Spirit G2962 of the Lord G1563 is, there G1657 is liberty.
18 G1161 But G2249 we G3956 all G343 [G5772] , with unveiled G4383 face G2734 [G5734] beholding as in a mirror G1391 the glory G2962 of the Lord G3339 [G5743] , are being transformed G846 into the same G1504 image G575 from G1391 glory G1519 to G1391 glory G2509 , even as G575 by G4151 the Spirit G2962 of the Lord.