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2 Corinthians 3:5-7 Wycliffe Bible (WYC)

not that we be sufficient to think any thing of us[selves], as of us, but our sufficience is of God.

Which also made us able ministers of the new testament, not by letter, but by Spirit; for the letter slayeth, but the Spirit quickeneth.

And if the ministration of death written by letter in stones [formed by letters in stones] was in glory, so that the children of Israel might not behold into the face of Moses, for the glory of his face, which is voided[a],

Footnotes:

  1. 2 Corinthians 3:7 for the glory of his cheer, which glory is now voided

2 Corinthians 3:5-7 New International Version (NIV)

Not that we are competent in ourselves to claim anything for ourselves, but our competence comes from God. He has made us competent as ministers of a new covenant—not of the letter but of the Spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life.

The Greater Glory of the New Covenant

Now if the ministry that brought death, which was engraved in letters on stone, came with glory, so that the Israelites could not look steadily at the face of Moses because of its glory, transitory though it was,

New International Version (NIV)

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