2 Corinthians 3:10
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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.

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

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.

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.

Webster's Bible Translation
For even that which was made glorious had no glory in this respect, by reason of the glory that excelleth.

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.

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Vincent's Word Studies

That which was made glorious had no glory in this respect (οὐ δεδόξασται τὸ δεδοξασμένον ἐν τούτῳ τῷ μὲρει)

Rev., that which hath been made glorious hath not been made glorious. The peculiar form of expression is taken from Exodus 34:29, Exodus 34:35, Sept., "Moses knew not that the appearance of the skin of his face was glorified." "The children of Israel saw the face of Moses that it was glorified." Much unnecessary difficulty has been made, chiefly about the connection and meaning of in this respect. That which hath been made glorious is the ministry of death and condemnation (2 Corinthians 3:7, 2 Corinthians 3:9), the ministry of Moses in the giving of the law, which ministry was temporarily glorified in the shining of Moses' face. Hath not been made glorious is only another way of expressing was passing away (2 Corinthians 3:7): of saying that the temporary glory of Moses' ministry faded and paled before the glory of the ministry of Christ. The figure which pervades the whole passage (2 Corinthians 3:7-11) is that of a glorified face. The ministration of the law, impersonated in Moses, is described as having its face glorified. It is to this that in this respect refers. Paul says that the ministry of the law, which was temporarily glorified in the face of Moses, is no longer glorified in this respect; that is, it no longer appears with glorified face, because of the glory that excelleth, the glory of Christ ministering the Gospel, before which it fades away and is as if it had not been. This accords with ch. 4, where the theme is the same as here, ministry or ministration (2 Corinthians 4:1); and where the christian revelation is described as "the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ" (2 Corinthians 4:6). This is the key to our passage. To the same purpose is 2 Corinthians 4:18, where the Christian is represented as gazing, through the Gospel, with unveiled face, upon the glory of God in Christ, and as being changed thereby into the image of Christ. The glory of the law in the face of Moses has faded before the glory of the Gospel in the face of Jesus Christ.

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Job 25:5 Behold even to the moon, and it shines not; yes, 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...

Haggai 2:3,7-9 Who is left among you that saw this house in her first glory? and how do you see it now...

Acts 26:13 At midday, O king, I saw in the way a light from heaven, above the brightness of the sun...

Philippians 3:7-8 But what things were gain to me, those I counted loss for Christ...

2 Peter 1:17 For he received from God the Father honor and glory, when there came such a voice to him from the excellent glory...

Revelation 21:23,24 And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it...

Revelation 22:5 And there shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither light of the sun; for the Lord God gives them light...

Cross References
2 Corinthians 3:9
For if there was glory in the ministry of condemnation, the ministry of righteousness must far exceed it in glory.

2 Corinthians 3:11
For if what was being brought to an end came with glory, much more will what is permanent have glory.

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