2 Corinthians 3:9
Good News Translation
The system which brings condemnation was glorious; how much more glorious is the activity which brings salvation!

Contemporary English Version
If something that brings the death sentence is glorious, won't something that makes us acceptable to God be even more glorious?

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

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

For if the ministration of condemnation be glory, much more the ministration of justice aboundeth in glory.

the ministration of condemnation.

2 Corinthians 3:6,7 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. . . .

Exodus 19:12-19 And thou shalt appoint certain limits to the people round about, and thou shalt say to them: Take heed ye go not up into the mount, and that ye touch not the borders thereof: every one that toucheth the mount, dying he shall die. . . .

Exodus 20:18,19 And all the people saw the voices and the flames, and the sound of the trumpet, and the mount smoking; and being terrified and struck with fear, they stood afar off, . . .

Romans 1:18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and injustice of those men that detain the truth of God in injustice:

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 and of sin, hath condemned sin in the flesh. . . .

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.

Hebrews 12:18-21 For you are not come to a mountain that might be touched and a burning fire and a whirlwind and darkness and storm, . . .

the ministration of righteousness.

2 Corinthians 5:21 Him, who knew no sin, he hath made sin for us: that we might be made the justice of God in him.

Isaiah 46:13 I have brought my justice near, it shall not be afar off: and my salvation shall not tarry. I will give salvation in Sion, and my glory in Israel.

Jeremiah 23:6 In those days shall Juda be saved, and Israel shall dwell confidently: and this is the name that they shall call him: The Lord our just one.

Romans 1:17 For the justice of God is revealed therein, from faith unto faith, as it is written: The just man liveth by faith.

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

Romans 4:11 And he received the sign of circumcision, a seal of the justice of the faith which he had, being uncircumcised: that he might be the father of all them that believe, being uncircumcised: that unto them also it may be reputed to justice:

Romans 5:15-21 But not as the offence, so also the gift. For if by the offence of one, many died: much more the grace of God and the gift, by the grace of one man, Jesus Christ, hath abounded unto many. . . .

Romans 10:3-10 For they, not knowing the justice of God and seeking to establish their own, have not submitted themselves to the justice of God. . . .

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

Galatians 5:4,5 You are made void of Christ, you who are justified in the law: you are fallen from grace. . . .

Philippians 3:9 And may be found in him, not having my justice, which is of the law, but that which is of the faith of Christ Jesus, which is of God: justice in faith.

2 Peter 1:1 Simon Peter, servant and apostle of Jesus Christ: to them that have obtained equal faith with us in the justice of our God and Saviour Jesus Christ.

exceed.

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

1 Corinthians 15:41 One is the glory of the sun, another the glory of the moon, and another the glory of the stars. For star differeth from star in glory.

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

Context
The Glory of the New Covenant
8How shall not the ministration of the spirit be rather in glory? 9For if the ministration of condemnation be glory, much more the ministration of justice aboundeth in glory. 10For even that which was glorious in this part was not glorified by reason of the glory that excelleth.…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 27:26
Cursed be he that abideth not in the words of this law, and fulfilleth them not in work: and all the people shall say: Amen.

Romans 1:17
For the justice of God is revealed therein, from faith unto faith, as it is written: The just man liveth by faith.

Romans 3:21
But now, without the law, the justice of God is made manifest, being witnessed by the law and the prophets.

2 Corinthians 3:7
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:

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

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

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
For if the ministry of condemnation was glorious, how much more glorious is the ministry of righteousness!

For if glory was in the ministry of condemnation, much more does the ministry of righteousness abound in glory!

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

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

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

For if the ministration of condemnation is glory, much rather doth the ministration of righteousness exceed in glory.

For if the ministration of condemnation was glory, much more doth the ministration of righteousness exceed in glory.

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

For if the service of condemnation has glory, the service of righteousness exceeds much more in glory.

for if the ministration of the condemnation is glory, much more doth the ministration of the righteousness abound in glory;
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