5 Not that we are sufficient of ourselves, to think anything, as of ourselves: but our [a]sufficiency is of God,
6 [b]Who also hath made us able ministers of the New Testament, not of the [c]letter, but of the Spirit: for the letter killeth, but the Spirit giveth life.
7 If then the ministration of death written with letters [d]and engraven in stones, was [e]glorious, so that the children of Israel could not behold the face of Moses, for the glory of his countenance (which glory is gone away.)
2 Corinthians 3:5In that we are fit and meet to make other men partakers of so great a grace.
2 Corinthians 3:6He amplifieth his ministry and his fellows: that is to say, the ministry of the Gospel, comparing it with the ministry of the Law, which he considereth in the person of Moses, by whom the Law was given: against whom he setteth Christ the author of the Gospel. Now this comparison is taken from the very substance of the ministry. The Law is as it were a writing of itself dead, and without efficacy: but the Gospel, or new covenant, is as it were the very virtue of God itself, in renewing, justifying, and saving men. The Law propoundeth death, accusing all men of unrighteousness: The Gospel offereth and giveth righteousness and life. The governance of the Law served for a time to the promise: The Gospel remaineth to the end of the world. Therefore what is the glory of that in comparison of the majesty of this?
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