New International Version
For what was glorious has no glory now in comparison with the surpassing glory.
King James Bible
For even that which was made glorious had no glory in this respect, by reason of the glory that excelleth.
Darby Bible Translation
For also that [which was] glorified is not glorified in this respect, on account of the surpassing glory.
World English Bible
For most certainly that which has been made glorious has not been made glorious in this respect, by reason of the glory that surpasses.
Young's Literal Translation
for also even that which hath been glorious, hath not been glorious -- in this respect, because of the superior glory;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
For even that which was made glorious - The law, which was exhibited for a time in great glory and splendor, partly when it was given, and partly by the splendor of God in the tabernacle and first temple; but all this ceased and was done away; was intended to give place to the Gospel; and has actually given place to that system; so that now, in no part of the world is that law performed, even by the people who are attached to it and reject the Gospel.
The glory that excelleth - The Gospel dispensation, giving supereminent displays of the justice, holiness, goodness, mercy, and majesty of God.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibraryTwelfth Sunday after Trinity Gospel Transcends Law.
Text: 2 Corinthians 3, 4-11. 4 And such confidence have we through Christ to God-ward: 5 not that we are sufficient of ourselves, to account anything as from ourselves; but our sufficiency is from God; 6 who also made us sufficient as ministers of a new covenant; not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life. 7 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 …
Martin Luther—Epistle Sermons, Vol. III
The Letter and the Spirit
Note F. Note from Bengel on Rom. I. 4.
The Authority and Utility of the Scriptures
2 Corinthians 3:9
If the ministry that brought condemnation was glorious, how much more glorious is the ministry that brings righteousness!
2 Corinthians 3:11
And if what was transitory came with glory, how much greater is the glory of that which lasts!
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