2 Corinthians 3:8
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?

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

New King James Version
how will the ministry of the Spirit not be more glorious?

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

NASB 1995
how will the ministry of the Spirit fail to be even more with glory?

NASB 1977
how shall the ministry of the Spirit fail to be even more with glory?

Amplified Bible
how will the ministry of the Spirit [the new covenant which allows us to be Spirit-filled] fail to be even more glorious and splendid?

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

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

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

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

Contemporary English Version
So won't the agreement the Spirit brings to us be even more wonderful?

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

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

Good News Translation
how much greater is the glory that belongs to the activity of the Spirit!

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

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

Literal Standard Version
how will the ministry of the Spirit not be more in 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?

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?

Additional Translations ...
Context
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, 8 will 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 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 11:4
For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or if ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received, or another gospel, which ye have not accepted, ye might well bear with him.

Isaiah 11:2
And the spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD;









(8) How shall not the ministration of the spirit be rather glorious?--Better, be more in glory. The ministration of the spirit--that which has spirit for its characteristic attribute, and proceeds from the Spirit and imparts it to others--is that which St. Paul claims as his ministry. The glory of the new covenant, must be as much above the glory of the old, as the living, life-giving Spirit is above the dead and death-bringing code which he speaks of as the "letter."

Verse 8. - The ministration of the spirit. That is, "the apostolate and service of the gospel." Be rather glorious. A contrast may be intended between the ministration of the letter, which "became glorious," which had, as it were, a glory lent to it (ἐγενήθη ἐν δόξῃ), and that of the spirit, which is, of its own nature, in glory.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
will
ἔσται (estai)
Verb - Future Indicative Middle - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

not
οὐχὶ (ouchi)
Adverb
Strong's 3780: By no means, not at all. Intensive of ou; not indeed.

the
(hē)
Article - Nominative 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.

ministry
διακονία (diakonia)
Noun - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's 1248: Waiting at table; in a wider sense: service, ministration. From diakonos; attendance; figuratively aid, service.

of the
τοῦ (tou)
Article - Genitive 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.

Spirit
πνεύματος (pneumatos)
Noun - Genitive Neuter Singular
Strong's 4151: Wind, breath, spirit.

{be} even more
μᾶλλον (mallon)
Adverb
Strong's 3123: More, rather. Neuter of the comparative of the same as malista; more) or rather.

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


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