2 Corinthians 3:8
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New International Version
will not the ministry of the Spirit be even more glorious?

New Living Translation
Shouldn't we expect far greater glory under the new way, now that the Holy Spirit is giving life?

English Standard Version
will not the ministry of the Spirit have even more glory?

Berean Study Bible
will not the ministry of the Spirit be even more glorious?

Berean Literal Bible
how will the ministry of the Spirit not be more in glory?

New American Standard Bible
how will the ministry of the Spirit fail to be even more with glory?

King James Bible
How shall not the ministration of the spirit be rather glorious?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
how will the ministry of the Spirit not be more glorious?

International Standard Version
will not the Spirit's ministry have even more glory?

NET Bible
how much more glorious will the ministry of the Spirit be?

New Heart English Bible
won't service of the Spirit be with much more glory?

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
How shall therefore the ministry of The Spirit not be all the more with glory?

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Won't the ministry that brings the Spirit have even more glory?

New American Standard 1977
how shall the ministry of the Spirit fail to be even more with glory?

Jubilee Bible 2000
How shall not the ministry of the Spirit be for greater glory?

King James 2000 Bible
How shall not the ministry of the Spirit be more glorious?

American King James Version
How shall not the ministration of the spirit be rather glorious?

American Standard Version
how shall not rather the ministration of the spirit be with glory?

Douay-Rheims Bible
How shall not the ministration of the spirit be rather in glory?

Darby Bible Translation
how shall not rather the ministry of the Spirit subsist in glory?

English Revised Version
how shall not rather the ministration of the spirit be with glory?

Webster's Bible Translation
How shall not the ministration of the Spirit be rather glorious?

Weymouth New Testament
will not the service of the Spirit be far more glorious?

World English Bible
won't service of the Spirit be with much more glory?

Young's Literal Translation
how shall the ministration of the Spirit not be more in glory?
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
The Glory of the New Covenant
7Now 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, 8will not the ministry of the Spirit be even more glorious? 9For if the ministry of condemnation was glorious, how much more glorious is the ministry of righteousness!…
Cross References
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,

2 Corinthians 3:9
For if the ministry of condemnation was glorious, how much more glorious is the ministry of righteousness!
Treasury of Scripture

How shall not the ministration of the spirit be rather glorious?

the ministration.

2 Corinthians 3:6,17 Who also has made us able ministers of the new testament; not of …

2 Corinthians 11:4 For if he that comes preaches another Jesus, whom we have not preached, …

Isaiah 11:2 And the spirit of the LORD shall rest on him, the spirit of wisdom …

Isaiah 44:3 For I will pour water on him that is thirsty, and floods on the dry …

Isaiah 59:21 As for me, this is my covenant with them, said the LORD; My spirit …

Joel 2:28,29 And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit …

John 1:17 For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.

John 7:39 (But this spoke he of the Spirit, which they that believe on him …

Acts 2:17,18 And it shall come to pass in the last days, said God, I will pour …

Acts 2:32,33 This Jesus has God raised up, whereof we all are witnesses…

Romans 8:9-16 But you are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the …

1 Corinthians 3:16 Know you not that you are the temple of God, and that the Spirit …

1 Corinthians 12:4-11 Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit…

Galatians 3:2-5,14 This only would I learn of you, Received you the Spirit by the works …

Galatians 5:5,22,23 For we through the Spirit wait for the hope of righteousness by faith…

Ephesians 2:18 For through him we both have access by one Spirit to the Father.

2 Thessalonians 2:13 But we are bound to give thanks always to God for you, brothers beloved …

1 Peter 1:2 Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through sanctification …

Jude 1:19,20 These be they who separate themselves, sensual, having not the Spirit…

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