2 Corinthians 3:2
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New International Version
You yourselves are our letter, written on our hearts, known and read by everyone.

New Living Translation
The only letter of recommendation we need is you yourselves. Your lives are a letter written in our hearts; everyone can read it and recognize our good work among you.

English Standard Version
You yourselves are our letter of recommendation, written on our hearts, to be known and read by all.

Berean Study Bible
You yourselves are our letter, inscribed on our hearts, known and read by everyone.

Berean Literal Bible
You are our letter, having been inscribed in our hearts, being known and being read by all men,

New American Standard Bible
You are our letter, written in our hearts, known and read by all men;

King James Bible
Ye are our epistle written in our hearts, known and read of all men:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
You yourselves are our letter, written on our hearts, recognized and read by everyone.

International Standard Version
You are our letter, written in our hearts and known and read by everyone.

NET Bible
You yourselves are our letter, written on our hearts, known and read by everyone,

New Heart English Bible
You are our letter, written in our hearts, known and read by all men;

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But you are our letter written in our heart and known and read by everyone.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You're our letter of recommendation written in our hearts that everyone knows and reads.

New American Standard 1977
You are our letter, written in our hearts, known and read by all men;

Jubilee Bible 2000
Ye are our epistle written in our hearts, known and read of all men:

King James 2000 Bible
You are our epistle written in our hearts, known and read of all men:

American King James Version
You are our letter written in our hearts, known and read of all men:

American Standard Version
Ye are our epistle, written in our hearts, known and read of all men;

Douay-Rheims Bible
You are our epistle, written in our hearts, which is known and read by all men:

Darby Bible Translation
Ye are our letter, written in our hearts, known and read of all men,

English Revised Version
Ye are our epistle, written in our hearts, known and read of all men;

Webster's Bible Translation
Ye are our epistle written in our hearts, known and read by all men:

Weymouth New Testament
Our letter of recommendation is yourselves--a letter written on our hearts and everywhere known and read.

World English Bible
You are our letter, written in our hearts, known and read by all men;

Young's Literal Translation
our letter ye are, having been written in our hearts, known and read by all men,
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
3:1-11 Even the appearance of self-praise and courting human applause, is painful to the humble and spiritual mind. Nothing is more delightful to faithful ministers, or more to their praise, than the success of their ministry, as shown in the spirits and lives of those among whom they labour. The law of Christ was written in their hearts, and the love of Christ shed abroad there. Nor was it written in tables of stone, as the law of God given to Moses, but on the fleshy (not fleshly, as fleshliness denotes sensuality) tables of the heart, Eze 36:26. Their hearts were humbled and softened to receive this impression, by the new-creating power of the Holy Spirit. He ascribes all the glory to God. And remember, as our whole dependence is upon the Lord, so the whole glory belongs to him alone. The letter killeth: the letter of the law is the ministration of death; and if we rest only in the letter of the gospel, we shall not be the better for so doing: but the Holy Spirit gives life spiritual, and life eternal. The Old Testament dispensation was the ministration of death, but the New Testament of life. The law made known sin, and the wrath and curse of God; it showed us a God above us, and a God against us; but the gospel makes known grace, and Emmanuel, God with us. Therein the righteousness of God by faith is revealed; and this shows us that the just shall live by his faith; this makes known the grace and mercy of God through Jesus Christ, for obtaining the forgiveness of sins and eternal life. The gospel so much exceeds the law in glory, that it eclipses the glory of the legal dispensation. But even the New Testament will be a killing letter, if shown as a mere system or form, and without dependence on God the Holy Spirit, to give it a quickening power.
Study Bible
Ministers of a New Covenant
1Are we beginning to commend ourselves again? Or do we need, like some people, letters of recommendation to you or from you? 2You yourselves are our letter, inscribed on our hearts, known and read by everyone. 3It is clear that you are a letter from Christ, the result of our ministry, written not with ink but with the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of human hearts.…
Cross References
1 Corinthians 9:2
Even if I am not an apostle to others, surely I am to you. For you are the seal of my apostleship in the Lord.

2 Corinthians 3:1
Are we beginning to commend ourselves again? Or do we need, like some people, letters of recommendation to you or from you?
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1 Corinthians 9:1,2 Am I not an apostle? am I not free? have I not seen Jesus Christ …

in.

2 Corinthians 7:3 I speak not this to condemn you: for I have said before, that you …

2 Corinthians 11:11 Why? because I love you not? God knows.

2 Corinthians 12:15 And I will very gladly spend and be spent for you; though the more …

Philippians 1:7 Even as it is meet for me to think this of you all, because I have …

known.

Romans 1:8 First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for you all, that your …

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1 Thessalonians 1:8 For from you sounded out the word of the Lord not only in Macedonia …

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