2 Corinthians 3:7
Good News Translation
The Law was carved in letters on stone tablets, and God's glory appeared when it was given. Even though the brightness on Moses' face was fading, it was so strong that the people of Israel could not keep their eyes fixed on him. If the Law, which brings death when it is in force, came with such glory,

Contemporary English Version
The Law of Moses brought only the promise of death, even though it was carved on stones and given in a wonderful way. Still the Law made Moses' face shine so brightly the people of Israel could not look at it, even though it was a fading glory.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Now if the ministration of death, engraven with letters upon stones, was glorious (so that the children of Israel could not steadfastly behold the face of Moses, for the glory of his countenance), which is made void:

New American Bible
Now if the ministry of death, carved in letters on stone, was so glorious that the Israelites could not look intently at the face of Moses because of its glory that was going to fade,

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Now if the ministration of death, engraven with letters upon stones, was glorious (so that the children of Israel could not steadfastly behold the face of Moses, for the glory of his countenance), which is made void:

the ministration.

2 Corinthians 3:6,9 Who also hath made us fit ministers of the new testament, not in the letter but in the spirit. For the letter killeth: but the spirit quickeneth. . . .

Romans 7:10 And I died. And the commandment that was ordained to life, the same was found to be unto death to me.

written.

2 Corinthians 3:3 Being manifested, that you are the epistle of Christ, ministered by us, and written: not with ink but with the Spirit of the living God: not in tables of stone but in the fleshly tables of the heart.

Exodus 24:12 And the Lord said to Moses: Come up to me into the mount, and be there; and I will give thee tables of stone, and the law, and the commandments which I have written; that thou mayest teach them.

Exodus 31:18 And the Lord, when he had ended these words in Mount Sinai, gave to Moses two stone tables of testimony, written with the finger of God.

Exodus 32:15,16,19 And Moses returned from the mount, carrying the two tables of the testimony in his hand, written on both sides, . . .

Exodus 34:1,28 And after this he said: Hew thee two tables of stone like unto the former, and I will write upon them the words, which were in the tables, which thou brokest. . . .

Deuteronomy 4:13 And he shewed you his covenant, which he commanded you to do, and the ten words that he wrote in two tables of stone.

Deuteronomy 5:22 These words the Lord spoke to all the multitude of you in the mountain, out of the midst of the fire and the cloud, and the darkness, with a loud voice, adding nothing more: and he wrote them in two tables of stone, which he delivered unto me.

Deuteronomy 9:9-11,15 When I went up into the mount to receive the tables of stone, the tables of the covenant which the Lord made with you: and I continued in the mount forty days and nights, neither eating bread, nor drinking water. . . .

Deuteronomy 10:1-4 At that time the Lord said to me: Hew thee two tables of stone like the former, and come up to me into the mount: and thou shalt make an ark of wood, . . .

Hebrews 9:4 Having a golden censer and the ark of the testament covered about on every part with gold, in which was a golden pot that had manna and the rod of Aaron that had blossomed and the tables of the testament.

was.

Deuteronomy 4:8 For what other nation is there so renowned that hath ceremonies, and just judgments, and all the law, which I will set forth this day before our eyes?

Nehemiah 9:13 Thou camest down also to mount Sinai, and didst speak with them from heaven, and thou gavest them right judgments, and the law of truth, ceremonies, and good precepts.

Psalm 19:7,8 The law of the Lord is unspotted, converting souls: the testimony of the Lord is faithful, giving wisdom to little ones. . . .

Psalm 119:97,127,128,174 O how have I loved thy law, O Lord! it is my meditation all the day. . . .

Romans 7:12-14,22 Wherefore the law indeed is holy: and the commandment holy and just and good. . . .

Genesis 3:21 And the Lord God made for Adam and his wife garments of skins, and clothed them.

that.

Exodus 34:29-35 And when Moses came down from the Mount Sinai, he held the two tables of the testimony, and he knew not that his face was horned from the conversation of the Lord. . . .

Luke 9:29-31 And whilst he prayed, the shape of his countenance was altered and his raiment became white and glittering. . . .

Acts 6:15 And all that sat in the council, looking on him, saw his face as if it had been the face of an angel.

which.

2 Corinthians 3:10,11,14 For even that which was glorious in this part was not glorified by reason of the glory that excelleth. . . .

Romans 10:4 For the end of the law is Christ: unto justice to everyone that believeth.

1 Corinthians 13:10 But when that which is perfect is come, that which is in part shall be done away.

Context
The Glory of the New Covenant
6Who also hath made us fit ministers of the new testament, not in the letter but in the spirit. For the letter killeth: but the spirit quickeneth. 7Now if the ministration of death, engraven with letters upon stones, was glorious (so that the children of Israel could not steadfastly behold the face of Moses, for the glory of his countenance), which is made void: 8How shall not the ministration of the spirit be rather in glory?…
Cross References
Exodus 24:12
And the Lord said to Moses: Come up to me into the mount, and be there; and I will give thee tables of stone, and the law, and the commandments which I have written; that thou mayest teach them.

Exodus 31:18
And the Lord, when he had ended these words in Mount Sinai, gave to Moses two stone tables of testimony, written with the finger of God.

Exodus 32:15
And Moses returned from the mount, carrying the two tables of the testimony in his hand, written on both sides,

Exodus 34:29
And when Moses came down from the Mount Sinai, he held the two tables of the testimony, and he knew not that his face was horned from the conversation of the Lord.

Exodus 34:30
And Aaron and the children of Israel seeing the face of Moses horned, were afraid to come near.

Romans 4:15
For the law worketh wrath. For where there is no law, neither is there transgression.

Romans 5:20
Now the law entered in that sin might abound. And where sin abounded, grace did more abound.

Romans 7:5
For when we were in the flesh, the passions of sins, which were by the law, did work in our members, to bring forth fruit unto death.

2 Corinthians 3:3
Being manifested, that you are the epistle of Christ, ministered by us, and written: not with ink but with the Spirit of the living God: not in tables of stone but in the fleshly tables of the heart.

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

2 Corinthians 3:9
For if the ministration of condemnation be glory, much more the ministration of justice aboundeth in glory.

2 Corinthians 3:13
And not as Moses put a veil upon his face, that the children of Israel might not steadfastly look on the face of that which is made void.

Galatians 3:10
For as many as are of the works of the law are under a curse. For it is written: Cursed is every one that abideth, not in all things which are written in the book of the law to do them.

Galatians 3:21
Was the law then against the promises of God: God forbid! For if there had been a law given which could give life, verily justice should have been by the law.

Hebrews 3:3
For this man was counted worthy of greater glory than Moses, by so much as he that hath built the house hath greater honour than the house.

Hebrews 12:18
For you are not come to a mountain that might be touched and a burning fire and a whirlwind and darkness and storm,

Additional Translations
Now if the ministry of death, which was engraved in letters on stone, came with such glory that the Israelites could not gaze at the face of Moses because of its fleeting glory,

Now if the ministry of death, having been engraved in letters on stones, was produced in glory, so as for the sons of Israel not to be able to look intently into the face of Moses, on account of the glory of his face which is fading,

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:

But if the ministration of death, written, and engraven on stones, came with glory, so that the children of Israel could not look stedfastly upon the face of Moses for the glory of his face; which glory was passing away:

(But if the ministry of death, in letters, graven in stones, began with glory, so that the children of Israel could not fix their eyes on the face of Moses, on account of the glory of his face, [a glory] which is annulled;

But if the ministration of death, written, and engraven on stones, came with glory, so that the children of Israel could not look stedfastly upon the face of Moses for the glory of his face; which glory was passing away:

But if the ministration of death, written and engraven on 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;

If, however, the service that proclaims death--its code being engraved in writing upon stones--came with glory, so that the children of Israel could not look steadily on the face of Moses because of the brightness of his face--a vanishing brightness;

But if the service of death, written engraved on stones, came with glory, so that the children of Israel could not look steadfastly on the face of Moses for the glory of his face; which was passing away:

and if the ministration of the death, in letters, engraved in stones, came in glory, so that the sons of Israel were not able to look stedfastly to the face of Moses, because of the glory of his face -- which was being made useless,
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