2 Corinthians 3:9
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English Standard Version
For if there was glory in the ministry of condemnation, the ministry of righteousness must far exceed it in glory.

King James Bible
For if the ministration of condemnation be glory, much more doth the ministration of righteousness exceed in glory.

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

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

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

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

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

2 Corinthians 3:9 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Ministration of condemnation

Because Moses was the minister of the law. For the relation of the law to sin and condemnation, see Romans 5:20; Romans 7:7-13.

2 Corinthians 3:9 Parallel Commentaries

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the ministration of condemnation. See on ver.

2 Corinthians 3:6,7 Who also has made us able ministers of the new testament; not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter kills...

Exodus 19:12-19 And you shall set bounds to the people round about, saying, Take heed to yourselves, that you go not up into the mount...

Exodus 20:18,19 And all the people saw the thunder, and the lightning, and the noise of the trumpet, and the mountain smoking...

Romans 1:18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness;

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...

Galatians 3:10 For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse: for it is written...

Hebrews 12:18-21 For you are not come to the mount that might be touched, and that burned with fire, nor to blackness, and darkness, and tempest...

the ministration of righteousness.

2 Corinthians 5:21 For he has made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.

Isaiah 46:13 I bring near my righteousness; it shall not be far off, and my salvation shall not tarry...

Jeremiah 23:6 In his days Judah shall be saved, and Israel shall dwell safely: and this is his name whereby he shall be called...

Romans 1:17 For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.

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

Romans 4:11 And he received the sign of circumcision, a seal of the righteousness of the faith which he had yet being uncircumcised...

Romans 5:15-21 But not as the offense, so also is the free gift. For if through the offense of one many be dead, much more the grace of God...

Romans 10:3-10 For they being ignorant of God's righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness...

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

Galatians 5:4,5 Christ is become of no effect to you, whoever of you are justified by the law; you are fallen from grace...

Philippians 3:9 And be found in him, not having my own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ...

2 Peter 1:1 Simon Peter, a servant and an apostle of Jesus Christ...

exceed.

2 Corinthians 3:10,11 For even that which was made glorious had no glory in this respect, by reason of the glory that excels...

1 Corinthians 15:41 There is one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars...

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

Cross References
Deuteronomy 27:26
"'Cursed be anyone who does not confirm the words of this law by doing them.' And all the people shall say, 'Amen.'

Romans 1:17
For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith for faith, as it is written, "The righteous shall live by faith."

Romans 3:21
But now the righteousness of God has been manifested apart from the law, although the Law and the Prophets bear witness to it--

2 Corinthians 3:7
Now if the ministry of death, carved in letters on stone, came with such glory that the Israelites could not gaze at Moses' face because of its glory, which was being brought to an end,

2 Corinthians 3:8
will not the ministry of the Spirit have even more glory?

2 Corinthians 3:10
Indeed, in this case, what once had glory has come to have no glory at all, because of the glory that surpasses it.

Hebrews 12:18
For you have not come to what may be touched, a blazing fire and darkness and gloom and a tempest

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