2 Corinthians 3:13
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New International Version
We are not like Moses, who would put a veil over his face to prevent the Israelites from seeing the end of what was passing away.

New Living Translation
We are not like Moses, who put a veil over his face so the people of Israel would not see the glory, even though it was destined to fade away.

English Standard Version
not like Moses, 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.

Berean Study Bible
We are not like Moses, who would put a veil over his face to keep the Israelites from gazing at the end of what was fading away.

Berean Literal Bible
and not as Moses would put a veil over his face for the sons of Israel not to look intently into the end of that fading away.

New American Standard Bible
and are not like Moses, who used to put a veil over his face so that the sons of Israel would not look intently at the end of what was fading away.

King James Bible
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:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
We are not like Moses, who used to put a veil over his face so that the Israelites could not stare at the end of what was fading away,

International Standard Version
not like Moses, who kept covering his face with a veil to keep the people of Israel from gazing at the end of what was fading away.

NET Bible
and not like Moses who used to put a veil over his face to keep the Israelites from staring at the result of the glory that was made ineffective.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And not as Moses who had laid a veil over his face, so that the children of Israel would not gaze at the termination of that which was ceasing.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
We are not like Moses. He kept covering his face with a veil. He didn't want the people of Israel to see the glory fading away.

New American Standard 1977
and are not as Moses, who used to put a veil over his face that the sons of Israel might not look intently at the end of what was fading away.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And not as Moses, who put a veil over his face, that the sons of Israel could not steadfastly look to the end of that glory which was to fade away:

King James 2000 Bible
And not as Moses, who put a veil over his face, that the children of Israel could not steadfastly see the end of that which is abolished:

American King James Version
And not as Moses, which put a veil over his face, that the children of Israel could not steadfastly look to the end of that which is abolished:

American Standard Version
and are not as Moses, who put a veil upon his face, that the children of Israel should not look stedfastly on the end of that which was passing away:

Douay-Rheims Bible
And not as Moses put a veil upon his face, that the children of Israel might not steadfastly look on the face of that which is made void.

Darby Bible Translation
and not according as Moses put a veil on his own face, so that the children of Israel should not fix their eyes on the end of that annulled.

English Revised Version
and are not as Moses, who put a veil upon his face, that the children of Israel should not look stedfastly on the end of that which was passing away:

Webster's Bible Translation
And not as Moses, who put a vail over his face, that the children of Israel could not steadfastly look to the end of that which is abolished:

Weymouth New Testament
who used to throw a veil over his face to hide from the gaze of the children of Israel the passing away of what was but transitory.

World English Bible
and not as Moses, who put a veil on his face, that the children of Israel wouldn't look steadfastly on the end of that which was passing away.

Young's Literal Translation
and are not as Moses, who was putting a vail upon his own face, for the sons of Israel not stedfastly to look to the end of that which is being made useless,
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
3:12-18 It is the duty of the ministers of the gospel to use great plainness, or clearness, of speech. The Old Testament believers had only cloudy and passing glimpses of that glorious Saviour, and unbelievers looked no further than to the outward institution. But the great precepts of the gospel, believe, love, obey, are truths stated as clearly as possible. And the whole doctrine of Christ crucified, is made as plain as human language can make it. Those who lived under the law, had a veil upon their hearts. This veil is taken away by the doctrines of the Bible about Christ. When any person is converted to God, then the veil of ignorance is taken away. The condition of those who enjoy and believe the gospel is happy, for the heart is set at liberty to run the ways of God's commandments. They have light, and with open face they behold the glory of the Lord. Christians should prize and improve these privileges. We should not rest contented without knowing the transforming power of the gospel, by the working of the Spirit, bringing us to seek to be like the temper and tendency of the glorious gospel of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, and into union with Him. We behold Christ, as in the glass of his word; and as the reflection from a mirror causes the face to shine, the faces of Christians shine also.
Study Bible
The Glory of the New Covenant
12Therefore, since we have such a hope, we are very bold. 13We are not like Moses, who would put a veil over his face to keep the Israelites from gazing at the end of what was fading away. 14But their minds were closed. For to this day, the same veil remains at the reading of the old covenant. It has not been lifted, because only in Christ can it be removed.…
Cross References
Exodus 34:33
When Moses had finished speaking with them, he put a veil over his face.

Exodus 34:35
the sons of Israel would see the face of Moses, that the skin of Moses' face shone. So Moses would replace the veil over his face until he went in to speak with Him.

Mark 8:25
Once again Jesus placed His hands on the man's eyes, and when he opened them his sight was restored, and he could see everything clearly.

2 Corinthians 3:7
Now if the ministry of death, which was engraved in letters on stone, came with such glory that the Israelites could not gaze at the face of Moses because of its fleeting glory,
Treasury of Scripture

And not as Moses, which put a veil over his face, that the children of Israel could not steadfastly look to the end of that which is abolished:

which.

Exodus 34:33-35 And till Moses had done speaking with them, he put a veil on his face…

could not.

2 Corinthians 3:18 But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the …

to the.

Romans 10:4 For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believes.

Galatians 3:23,24 But before faith came, we were kept under the law, shut up to the …

Ephesians 2:14,15 For he is our peace, who has made both one, and has broken down the …

Colossians 2:17 Which are a shadow of things to come; but the body is of Christ.

Hebrews 10:1-9 For the law having a shadow of good things to come, and not the very …

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