2 Corinthians 3:10
New International Version
For what was glorious has no glory now in comparison with the surpassing glory.

New Living Translation
In fact, that first glory was not glorious at all compared with the overwhelming glory of the new way.

English Standard Version
Indeed, in this case, what once had glory has come to have no glory at all, because of the glory that surpasses it.

Berean Study Bible
Indeed, what was once glorious has no glory now in comparison to the glory that surpasses it.

Berean Literal Bible
For even that having been made glorious has not been glorified in this respect, on account of the glory surpassing it.

King James Bible
For even that which was made glorious had no glory in this respect, by reason of the glory that excelleth.

New King James Version
For even what was made glorious had no glory in this respect, because of the glory that excels.

New American Standard Bible
For indeed what had glory in this case has no glory, because of the glory that surpasses it.

NASB 1995
For indeed what had glory, in this case has no glory because of the glory that surpasses it.

NASB 1977
For indeed what had glory, in this case has no glory on account of the glory that surpasses it.

Amplified Bible
Indeed, what had glory [the Law], in this case no longer has glory because of the glory that surpasses it [the gospel].

Christian Standard Bible
In fact, what had been glorious is not glorious now by comparison because of the glory that surpasses it.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
In fact, what had been glorious is not glorious now by comparison because of the glory that surpasses it.

American Standard Version
For verily that which hath been made glorious hath not been made glorious in this respect, by reason of the glory that surpasseth.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For that which was glorified was not even glorious by comparison to that excellent glory.

Contemporary English Version
In fact, the new agreement is so wonderful that the Law is no longer glorious at all.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For even that which was glorious in this part was not glorified, by reason of the glory that excelleth.

English Revised Version
For verily that which hath been made glorious hath not been made glorious in this respect, by reason of the glory that surpasseth.

Good News Translation
We may say that because of the far brighter glory now the glory that was so bright in the past is gone.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
In fact, the ministry that brings punishment lost its glory because of the superior glory of the other ministry.

International Standard Version
In fact, that which once had glory lost its glory, because the other glory surpassed it.

Literal Standard Version
for also even that which has been glorious, has not been glorious—in this respect, because of the superior glory;

NET Bible
For indeed, what had been glorious now has no glory because of the tremendously greater glory of what replaced it.

New Heart English Bible
For truly that which has been made glorious has not been made glorious in this respect, by reason of the glory that surpasses.

Weymouth New Testament
For, in fact, that which was once resplendent in glory has no glory at all in this respect, that it pales before the glory which surpasses it.

World English Bible
For most certainly that which has been made glorious has not been made glorious in this respect, by reason of the glory that surpasses.

Young's Literal Translation
for also even that which hath been glorious, hath not been glorious -- in this respect, because of the superior glory;

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Glory of the New Covenant
9For if the ministry of condemnation was glorious, how much more glorious is the ministry of righteousness! 10Indeed, what was once glorious has no glory now in comparison to the glory that surpasses it. 11For if what was fading away came with glory, how much greater is the glory of that which endures!…

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

2 Corinthians 3:11
For if what was fading away came with glory, how much greater is the glory of that which endures!


Treasury of Scripture

For even that which was made glorious had no glory in this respect, by reason of the glory that excels.

had.

Job 25:5
Behold even to the moon, and it shineth not; yea, the stars are not pure in his sight.

Isaiah 24:23
Then the moon shall be confounded, and the sun ashamed, when the LORD of hosts shall reign in mount Zion, and in Jerusalem, and before his ancients gloriously.

Haggai 2:3,7-9
Who is left among you that saw this house in her first glory? and how do ye see it now? is it not in your eyes in comparison of it as nothing? …









(10) For even that which was made glorious had no glory.--More accurately, St. Paul reproducing the very tense which he found in the LXX. of Exodus 34:35, that which had been glorified has not been glorified--i.e., has lost its glory.

In this respect . . .--The phrase is the same as in 2Corinthians 9:3; 1Peter 4:16. The English expresses it very fairly. "In this point," as compared with the gospel, the Law has lost its glory; it is thrown into the shade by "the glory that excelleth." The imagery seems to bring before us the symbolic meaning of the Transfiguration. Moses and Elijah appear in glory, but the glory of the Son of Man surpasses that of either. (Comp. Notes on Matthew 16:1-4.) The word for "excelleth" may be noted as peculiar to St. Paul among the writers of the New Testament.

Verse 10. - For. He proceeds to show that the latter ministration was far more superabundant in glory. That which was made glorious, etc. Many various interpretations have been offered of this text. The meaning almost undoubtedly is, "For even that which has been glorified [namely, the Mosaic ministry, as typified by the splendour of his face] has not been glorified in this respect [i.e. in the respect of its relation to another ministry], because of the surpassing glory [of the latter]." In other words, the glory of Mosaism is so completely outdazzled by the splendour of the gospel, that, relatively speaking, it has no glory left; the moon and the stars cease to shine, they "pale their ineffectual fires" when the sun is in the zenith. The phrase, "in this respect," occurs again in 2 Corinthians 9:3 and 1 Peter 4:16.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
Indeed,
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's 2532: And, even, also, namely.

what
τὸ (to)
Article - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

was once glorious
δεδοξασμένον (dedoxasmenon)
Verb - Perfect Participle Middle or Passive - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's 1392: To glorify, honor, bestow glory on. From doxa; to render glorious.

has no glory now
δεδόξασται (dedoxastai)
Verb - Perfect Indicative Middle or Passive - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 1392: To glorify, honor, bestow glory on. From doxa; to render glorious.

in
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc.

comparison to
μέρει (merei)
Noun - Dative Neuter Singular
Strong's 3313: A part, portion, share. From an obsolete but more primary form of meiromai; a division or share.

the
τῆς (tēs)
Article - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

glory [that]
δόξης (doxēs)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's 1391: From the base of dokeo; glory, in a wide application.

surpasses [it].
ὑπερβαλλούσης (hyperballousēs)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's 5235: To surpass, excel, exceed, transcend. From huper and ballo; to throw beyod the usual mark, i.e. to surpass.


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