2 Corinthians 3:9
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New International Version
If the ministry that brought condemnation was glorious, how much more glorious is the ministry that brings righteousness!


New American Standard Bible
For if the ministry of condemnation has glory, much more does the ministry of righteousness abound in glory.


King James Bible
For if the ministration of condemnation be glory, much more doth the ministration of righteousness exceed in glory.


Holman Christian Standard Bible
For if the ministry of condemnation had glory, the ministry of righteousness overflows with even more glory.


International Standard Version
For if the ministry of condemnation has glory, then the ministry of justification has an overwhelming glory.


American Standard Version
For if the ministration of condemnation hath glory, much rather doth the ministration of righteousness exceed in glory.


Douay-Rheims Bible
For if the ministration of condemnation be glory, much more the ministration of justice aboundeth in glory.


Darby Bible Translation
For if the ministry of condemnation be glory, much rather the ministry of righteousness abounds in glory.


Young's Literal Translation
for if the ministration of the condemnation is glory, much more doth the ministration of the righteousness abound in glory;
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Context
The Glory of the New Covenant

7But if the ministration of death, written and engraved in stones, was glorious, so that the children of Israel could not steadfastly behold the face of Moses for the glory of his countenance; which glory was to be done away: 8How shall not the ministration of the spirit be rather glorious? 9For if the ministration of condemnation be glory, much more does the ministration of righteousness exceed in glory. 10For even that which was made glorious had no glory in this respect, by reason of the glory that excels. 11For if that which is done away was glorious, much more that which remains is glorious. 12Seeing then that we have such hope, we use great plainness of speech: 13And not as Moses, which put a veil over his face, that the children of Israel could not steadfastly look to the end of that which is abolished: 14But their minds were blinded: for until this day remains the same veil not taken away in the reading of the old testament; which veil is done away in Christ. 15But even to this day, when Moses is read, the veil is on their heart. 16Nevertheless when it shall turn to the Lord, the veil shall be taken away. 17Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. 18But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the LORD.
Cross References
Deuteronomy 27:26
Cursed be he that confirms not all the words of this law to do them. And all the people shall say, Amen.


Romans 1:17
For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.


Romans 3:21
But now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets;


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


2 Corinthians 3:8
How shall not the ministration of the spirit be rather glorious?


2 Corinthians 3:10
For even that which was made glorious had no glory in this respect, by reason of the glory that excels.


Hebrews 12:18
For you are not come to the mount that might be touched, and that burned with fire, nor to blackness, and darkness, and tempest,


Treasury of Scripture

For if the ministration of condemnation be glory, much more does the ministration of righteousness exceed in glory.

the ministration of condemnation. See on ver.

2 Corinthians 3:6,7 Who also has made us able ministers of the new testament; not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter kills...

Exodus 19:12-19 And you shall set bounds to the people round about, saying, Take heed to yourselves, that you go not up into the mount...

Exodus 20:18,19 And all the people saw the thunder, and the lightning, and the noise of the trumpet, and the mountain smoking...

Romans 1:18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness;

Romans 8:3,4 For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh...

Galatians 3:10 For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse: for it is written...

Hebrews 12:18-21 For you are not come to the mount that might be touched, and that burned with fire, nor to blackness, and darkness, and tempest...

the ministration of righteousness.

2 Corinthians 5:21 For he has made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.

Isaiah 46:13 I bring near my righteousness; it shall not be far off, and my salvation shall not tarry...

Jeremiah 23:6 In his days Judah shall be saved, and Israel shall dwell safely: and this is his name whereby he shall be called...

Romans 1:17 For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.

Romans 3:21,22 But now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets...

Romans 4:11 And he received the sign of circumcision, a seal of the righteousness of the faith which he had yet being uncircumcised...

Romans 5:15-21 But not as the offense, so also is the free gift. For if through the offense of one many be dead, much more the grace of God...

Romans 10:3-10 For they being ignorant of God's righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness...

1 Corinthians 1:30 But of him are you in Christ Jesus, who of God is made to us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption:

Galatians 5:4,5 Christ is become of no effect to you, whoever of you are justified by the law; you are fallen from grace...

Philippians 3:9 And be found in him, not having my own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ...

2 Peter 1:1 Simon Peter, a servant and an apostle of Jesus Christ...

exceed.

2 Corinthians 3:10,11 For even that which was made glorious had no glory in this respect, by reason of the glory that excels...

1 Corinthians 15:41 There is one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars...

Hebrews 3:5,6 And Moses truly was faithful in all his house, as a servant, for a testimony of those things which were to be spoken after...

Strong's Concordance
For if the ministration of condemnation [be] glory, much more doth the ministration of righteousness exceed in glory.
Topical Bible
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2 Corinthians Chapter 3 Verse 9

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