2 Corinthians 3:9

“For if the ministration of condemnation be glory, much more doth the ministration of righteousness exceed in glory.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for 2 Corinthians 3:9

For if the ministration of condemnation bee glory, much more doth the ministration of righteousnesse exceed in glorie.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For if the ministry of condemnation has glory, much more does the ministry of righteousness abound in glory.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For if the ministration of condemnation hath glory, much rather doth the ministration of righteousness exceed in glory.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For if the operation of the law, producing punishment, had its glory, how much greater will be the operation of the Spirit causing righteousness?
- Basic English Bible

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

For if the ministration of condemnation was glory, much more doth the ministration of righteousness exceed in glory.
- Webster's Bible

For if the service which pronounces doom had glory, far more glorious still is the service which tells of righteousness.
- Weymouth Bible

For if the service of condemnation has glory, the service of righteousness exceeds much more in glory.
- World English Bible

For if the mynystracioun of dampnacioun was in glorie, myche more the mynysterie of riytwisnesse is plenteuouse in glorie.
- Wycliffe Bible

for if the ministration of the condemnation [is] glory, much more doth the ministration of the righteousness abound in glory;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible Commentary for 2 Corinthians 3:9

Wesley's Notes for 2 Corinthians 3:9


3:9 The ministration of condemnation - Such the Mosaic dispensation proved to all the Jews who rejected the gospel whereas through the gospel (hence called the ministration of righteousness) God both imputed and imparted righteousness to all believers. But how can the moral law (which alone was engraven on stone) be the ministration of condemnation, if it requires no more than a sincere obedience, such as is proportioned to our infirm state? If this is sufficient to justify us, then the law ceases to be a ministration of condemnation. It becomes (flatly contrary to the apostle's doctrine) the ministration of righteousness.


People's Bible Notes for 2 Corinthians 3:9


2Co 3:9 The ministration of condemnation. The law, including the Decalogue. See 2Co 3:7. The ministration of righteousness. The gospel. The first condemned; the second justifies men with the righteousness of Christ. With such transcendent blessings, it far exceeds in glory the Old Covenant.

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