2 Corinthians 3:18

“But 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.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But we all, with open face beholding as in a glasse the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image, from glorie to glorie, euen as by the spirit of the Lord.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as from the Lord, the Spirit.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But we all, with unveiled face beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are transformed into the same image from glory to glory, even as from the Lord the Spirit.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But we all, with unveiled face giving back as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as from the Lord who is the Spirit.
- Basic English Bible

But *we* all, looking on the glory of the Lord, with unveiled face, are transformed according to the same image from glory to glory, even as by [the] Lord [the] Spirit.
- Darby Bible

But 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.
- Webster's Bible

And all of us, with unveiled faces, reflecting like bright mirrors the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same likeness, from one degree of radiant holiness to another, even as derived from the Lord the Spirit.
- Weymouth Bible

But we all, with unveiled face beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are transformed into the same image from glory to glory, even as from the Lord, the Spirit.
- World English Bible

And alle we that with open face seen the glorie of the Lord, ben transformed in to the same ymage, fro clerenesse in to clerenesse, as of the spirit of the Lord.
- Wycliffe Bible

and we all, with unvailed face, the glory of the Lord beholding in a mirror, to the same image are being transformed, from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 Corinthians 3:18


3:18 And, accordingly, all we that believe in him, beholding as in a glass - In the mirror of the gospel. The glory of the Lord - His glorious love. Are transformed into the same image - Into the same love. From one degree of this glory to another, in a manner worthy of his almighty Spirit. What a beautiful contrast is here! Moses saw the glory of the Lord, and it rendered his face so bright, that he covered it with a veil; Israel not being able to bear the reflected light. We behold his glory in the glass of his word, and our faces shine too; yet we veil them not, but diffuse the lustre which is continually increasing, as we fix the eye of our mind more and more steadfastly on his glory displayed in the gospel.


People's Bible Notes for 2 Corinthians 3:18


2Co 3:18 But we all. All Christians. With open face beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord. Looking to Jesus and beholding in his covenant, in our hearts and minds as in a mirror, and contemplating his glory. Are changed into the same image. To look to Jesus has a transforming power. If we gaze upon him, we will become like him. As Moses unveiled before the Lord shone with the glory of the Lord, so we shall reflect the glory of Christ, and show forth his likeness. From glory to glory. Developing from one stage of glory to a higher one. [Even as by the Spirit of the Lord. Rather, "The Lord the Spirit", as in the Revised Version. 2Co 3:17 declares "the Lord is that Spirit". Our glory is from the Lord the Spirit. The figure here is a very beautiful one. By gazing upon the Lord we become like him and show forth his glory.

Discussion for 2 Corinthians 3

  • OLUGBENGA BAKRE
    verse 18 confirms the fact that the change we crave or desired can only be encountered by our undiluted focus on the Holy Spirit with his unlimited power. it is this Power that will enable us to experience the power that lifted Christ ,that death could not hold him captive even in the Grave, this Power is the one that will open our eye of understanding and put us in the Spirit realm or frequency
  • Jarrod Kish
    i personally think... Life is good God is great.
  • MockingBird for verse 18
    As I receive the word of God : It is from Glory to Glory , from Grace to Grace , From Healing to Healing, From Deliverance to Deliverance : Just goes on and on : From Everlasting to Everlasting . Even as by the Spirit of the Lord.
  • Wingfield Hlazo Jr. for verse 18
    The people we spend more time with will definitely shape our character and the perspective from which we view matters. in like manner, spending time with Jesus in prayer, studying His word and medidtating upon it daily will surely help us be like Him and we will be able to see Him directing us.
  • Delores Dunbar
    I think taking on the nature of Jesus Christ we are free from the bondage of sin and the guilt of shame being liberated in to soar high like the see and soar high like the eagle.
  • Delores Dunbar for verse 17
    I am free praise the Lord free from the bondage of sin.Allululah Thank you Jesus