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

  • Ray321
    2 Corinthians 9:8 And God is able to make all grace abound toward you that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work: The Kingdom of Heaven is promised to the Jews and the Body of the Church is for the Gentiles in the Kingdom of God. 2 Thessalonians 1:5 Apostle Paul was writing to saved Gentiles.
  • Steve morrow
    2 CORINTHIANS 3:5 NOT THAT WE ARE SUFFICIENT OF OURSELVES TO THINK ANYTHING AS OF OURSELVES ---- BUT OUR SUFFICIENCY IS OF GOD ----
  • Ray321
    Genesis 17:9 And God said unto Abraham, Thou shalt keep my covenant therefore, thou, and thy seed after thee in their generations. Israel will have a new covenant , that will be in there New Heart written so they don't forget. That is God's promise for Israel, the Kingdom of Heaven.
  • Steve morrow
    ACTS 10:34 THEN PETER OPENED HIS MOUTH AND SAID --- OF A TRUTH --- I PERCEIVE THAT GOD IS NO RESPECTER OF PERSONS --10:35-- BUT IN EVERY NATION HE THAT FEARETH HIM AND WORKETH RIGHTEOUSNESS IS ACCEPTED WITH HIM
  • Ray321
    Hebrews 8:8 For finding fault with them, he saith, Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah: The new covenant is for the Jews not the Gentiles .
  • Brianna vs. 14
    We are not under the Mosaic Law, that law has been done away with. We are not under the Law of Christ. The Bible refers to it as the New Covenant. The New Covenant does contain many of the same principles that were in the Mosaic, yet, not all. For example the blood of Jesus sacrifice did away with the need for animal sacrifices. The Mosaic law was never to be permanent.