2 Corinthians 3:11
New International Version
And if what was transitory came with glory, how much greater is the glory of that which lasts!

New Living Translation
So if the old way, which has been replaced, was glorious, how much more glorious is the new, which remains forever!

English Standard Version
For if what was being brought to an end came with glory, much more will what is permanent have glory.

Berean Study Bible
For if what was fading away came with glory, how much greater is the glory of that which endures!

Berean Literal Bible
For if that which is fading away was through glory, much more is that remaining in glory!

New American Standard Bible
For if that which fades away was with glory, much more that which remains is in glory.

King James Bible
For if that which is done away was glorious, much more that which remaineth is glorious.

Christian Standard Bible
For if what was set aside was glorious, what endures will be even more glorious.

Contemporary English Version
The Law was given with a glory that faded away. But the glory of the new agreement is much greater, because it will never fade away.

Good News Translation
For if there was glory in that which lasted for a while, how much more glory is there in that which lasts forever!

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For if what was fading away was glorious, what endures will be even more glorious.

International Standard Version
For if that which fades away came through glory, how much more does that which is permanent have glory?

NET Bible
For if what was made ineffective came with glory, how much more has what remains come in glory!

New Heart English Bible
For if that which passes away was with glory, much more that which remains is in glory.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For if that which has been eliminated was with glory, all the more that which remains shall be with glory.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
If that former ministry faded away despite its glory, how much more does that ministry which remains continue to be glorious?

New American Standard 1977
For if that which fades away was with glory, much more that which remains is in glory.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For if that which fades away was glorious, much more shall that which remains be glorious.

King James 2000 Bible
For if that which is done away was glorious, much more that which remains is glorious.

American King James Version
For if that which is done away was glorious, much more that which remains is glorious.

American Standard Version
For if that which passeth away was with glory, much more that which remaineth is in glory.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For if that which is done away was glorious, much more that which remaineth is in glory.

Darby Bible Translation
For if that annulled [was introduced] with glory, much rather that which abides [subsists] in glory.

English Revised Version
For if that which passeth away was with glory, much more that which remaineth is in glory.

Webster's Bible Translation
For if that which was done away was glorious, much more that which remaineth is glorious.

Weymouth New Testament
For if that which was to be abolished came with glory, much more is that which is permanent arrayed in glory.

World English Bible
For if that which passes away was with glory, much more that which remains is in glory.

Young's Literal Translation
for if that which is being made useless is through glory, much more that which is remaining is in glory.
Study Bible
The Glory of the New Covenant
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! 12Therefore, since we have such a hope, we are very bold.…
Cross References
2 Corinthians 3:10
Indeed, what was once glorious has no glory now in comparison to the glory that surpasses it.

2 Corinthians 3:12
Therefore, since we have such a hope, we are very bold.

Treasury of Scripture

For if that which is done away was glorious, much more that which remains is glorious.

if.

2 Corinthians 3:7
But if the ministration of death, written and engraven in stones, was glorious, so that the children of Israel could not stedfastly behold the face of Moses for the glory of his countenance; which glory was to be done away:

Romans 5:20,21
Moreover the law entered, that the offence might abound. But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound: …

Hebrews 7:21-25
(For those priests were made without an oath; but this with an oath by him that said unto him, The Lord sware and will not repent, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec:) …

much.

2 Corinthians 3:6
Who also hath made us able ministers of the new testament; not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life.

2 Corinthians 4:1
Therefore seeing we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we faint not;







Lexicon
For
γὰρ (gar)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1063: For. A primary particle; properly, assigning a reason.

if
εἰ (ei)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1487: If. A primary particle of conditionality; if, whether, that, etc.

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

was fading away
καταργούμενον (katargoumenon)
Verb - Present Participle Middle or Passive - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 2673: From kata and argeo; to be entirely idle, literally or figuratively.

[came] with
διὰ (dia)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1223: A primary preposition denoting the channel of an act; through.

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

how much greater
πολλῷ (pollō)
Adjective - Dative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 4183: Much, many; often.

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

glory
δόξῃ (doxē)
Noun - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 1391: From the base of dokeo; glory, in a wide application.

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

endures!
μένον (menon)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 3306: To remain, abide, stay, wait; with acc: I wait for, await. A primary verb; to stay.
(11) For if that which is done away . . .--The Greek participle is in the present tense, "being done away," or "failing," expressing the same thought as the "decaying and waxing old" of Hebrews 8:13. The contrast between the transient and the permanent is expressed by the same Greek words as in 1Corinthians 13:8-11.

Glorious.--Literally, through glory, seen, as it were, through a medium of glory which surrounded it. The second "in glory" is meant, probably, to express a state of greater permanence.

Verse 11. - For. An explanation of the "surpassing" glory of the later covenant founded on its eternity. That which is done away; rather, that which is evanescing; "which is being done away," as in ver. 7. Was glorious... is glorious. The expression is varied in the Greek. The brief, the evanescent covenant was "through glory," i.e. it was a transitory gleam; the abiding covenant is "in glory;" i.e. it is an eternal splendour. It is, however, a disputed point whether St. Paul intended such rigid meanings to be attached to his varying prepositions (Romans 3:30, ἐκ πίστες... διὰ τῆς πίστεως: 5:10, διὰ τοῦ θανάτου ἐν τῇ ζωῇ: Galatians 2:16, ἐξ ἔργων... διὰ πίστεως: Philemon 1:5, πρός τὸν Κύριον... εἰς τοὺς ἁγιους). That which remaineth. The final, eternal, unshakable gospel (Hebrews 12:27). Is glorious; literally, is in glory. Christ is eternally the Light of the world (John 1:9; John 9:5); and Moses and Elias derived all their permanence of glory by reflection from this transfiguring light. 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.
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