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2 Corinthians

3:1 Are we beginning to promote ourselves again? What?! We need no letters of recommendation, either from you or to you.

αρχομεθα
G756
we-are-beginning
παλιν
G3825
again
ἑαυτους
G1438
themselves
συνιστανειν
G4921
to-commend
η
G2228
or-else
μη
G3361
not
χρηζομεν
G5535
we-are-needing
ὡς
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as
τινες
G5100
some
συστατικων
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[of]-commendatory
επιστολων
G1992
[of]-letters
προς
G4314
toward
ὑμας
G5209
yous
η
G2228
or-else
εξ
G1537
out
ὑμων
G5216
[of]-yous

3:2 You yourselves are that letter! You were engraved on our hearts, known and read by everyone.


G3588
the
επιστολη
G1992
[to]-letter
ἡμων
G2257
[of]-us
ὑμεις
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yous
εστε
G2075
yous-are
εγγεγραμμενη
G1449
having-been-written
εν
G1722
in
ταις
G3588
[to]-the
καρδιαις
G2588
[to]-hearts
ἡμων
G2257
[of]-us
γινωσκομενη
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being-known
και
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and
αναγινωσκομενη
G314
being-read
ὑπο
G5259
under
παντων
G3956
[of]-all
ανθρωπων
G444
[of]-people

3:3 You are a living letter of the Anointed, sent by us: one not written in ink but by the Spirit of the Living God; not on stone tablets but on your hearts.

φανερουμενοι
G5319
being-revealed
ὁτι
G3754
since
εστε
G2075
yous-are
επιστολη
G1992
[to]-letter
χριστου
G5547
[of]-anointed
διακονηθεισα
G1247
being-attended-to
ὑφ᾽
G5259
under
ἡμων
G2257
[of]-us
εγγεγραμμενη
G1449
having-been-written
ου
G3756
not
μελανι
G3188
[to]-ink
αλλα
G235
but
πνευματι
G4151
[to]-breath
θεου
G2316
[of]-God
ζωντος
G2198
[of]-living
ουκ
G3756
not
εν
G1722
in
πλαξιν
G4109
[to]-tablets
λιθιναις
G3035
[to]-stones
αλλ᾽
G235
but
εν
G1722
in
πλαξιν
G4109
[to]-tablets
καρδιαις
G2588
[to]-hearts
σαρκιναις
G4560
[to]-fleshy

3:4 This is the basis for our confidence toward God through the Anointed.

πεποιθησιν
G4006
confidence
δε
G1161
yet
τοιαυτην
G5108
such
εχομεν
G2192
we-have
δια
G1223
through
του
G3588
[of]-the
χριστου
G5547
[of]-anointed
προς
G4314
toward
τον
G3588
the
θεον
G2316
God

3:5 And it isn’t as though we ourselves are competent to figure anything out, but that our understanding comes from God.

ουχ
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not
ὁτι
G3754
since
αφ᾽
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from
ἑαυτων
G1438
they-[of]-themselves
ἱκανοι
G2425
competent
εσμεν
G2070
we-are
λογισασθαι
G3049
to-calculate
τι
G5101
what
ὡς
G5613
as
εξ
G1537
out
ἑαυτων
G1438
they-[of]-themselves
αλλ᾽
G235
but

G3588
the
ἱκανοτης
G2426
adequacy
ἡμων
G2257
[of]-us
εκ
G1537
out
του
G3588
[of]-the
θεου
G2316
[of]-God

3:6 He also qualifies us to dispense the new contract— not a written one but a spiritual one— because the Law condemns while the Spirit acquits.

ὁς
G3739
who
και
G2532
and
ἱκανωσεν
G2427
makes-adequate
ἡμας
G2248
us
διακονους
G1249
attendants
καινης
G2537
[of]-new
διαθηκης
G1242
[of]-unilateral-contract
ου
G3756
not
γραμματος
G1121
[of]-writing
αλλα
G235
but
πνευματος
G4151
[of]-breath
το
G3588
the
γαρ
G1063
because
γραμμα
G1121
writing
αποκτεννει
G615
is-killing
το
G3588
the
δε
G1161
yet
πνευμα
G4151
breath
ζωοποιει
G2227
is-enlivening

3:7 Think about that Law chiseled in stone, the one that condemns. If it came in majesty, so that the people of Israel could not keep watching Moses’ face while the majesty faded,

ει.
G1487
if
δε
G1161
yet

G3588
the
διακονια
G1248
[to]-service
του
G3588
[of]-the
θανατου
G2288
[of]-death
εν
G1722
in
γραμμασιν
G1121
[to]-writings
εντετυπωμενη
G1795
having-been-engraved
λιθοις
G3037
[to]-stones
εγενηθη
G1096
came-to-be
εν
G1722
in
δοξη
G1391
[to]-honor
ὡστε
G5620
so-too
μη
G3361
not
δυνασθαι
G1410
to-be-able
ατενισαι
G816
to-continue-watching
τους
G3588
the
υἱους
G5207
sons
ισραηλ
G2474
Israel
εις
G1519
into
το
G3588
the
προσωπον
G4383
face
μωϋσεως
G3475
[of]-Moses
δια
G1223
through
την
G3588
the
δοξαν
G1391
honor
του
G3588
[of]-the
προσωπου
G4383
[of]-face
αυτου
G846
[of]-self
την
G3588
the
καταργουμενην
G2673
being-neutralized

3:8 how much greater is the majesty of what is dispensed by the Spirit?

πως
G4459
how
ουχι
G3780
not (emph.)
μαλλον
G3123
rather

G3588
the
διακονια
G1248
[to]-service
του
G3588
[of]-the
πνευματος
G4151
[of]-breath
εσται
G2071
shall-be
εν
G1722
in
δοξη
G1391
[to]-honor

3:9 If that which condemns had majesty, then think of how much greater is the majesty of that which acquits!

ει.
G1487
if
γαρ
G1063
because

G3588
the
διακονια
G1248
[to]-service
της
G3588
[of]-the
κατακρισεως
G2633
[of]-condemnation
δοξα
G1391
honor
πολλω
G4183
[to]-many
μαλλον
G3123
rather
περισσευει
G4052
is-exceeding

G3588
the
διακονια
G1248
[to]-service
της
G3588
[of]-the
δικαιοσυνης
G1343
[of]-justice
δοξη
G1391
[to]-honor

3:10 In fact, the old majesty has faded because of the new one that outshines it.

και
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and
γαρ
G1063
because
ου
G3756
not
δεδοξασται
G1392
has-been-honored
το
G3588
the
δεδοξασμενον
G1392
having-been-honored
εν
G1722
in
τουτω
G5129
[to]-this
τω
G3588
[to]-the
μερει
G3313
[to]-share
ἑνεκεν
G1752
because-of
της
G3588
[of]-the
ὑπερβαλλουσης
G5235
[of]-transcending
δοξης
G1391
[of]-honor

3:11 If that which was destined to fade out had majesty, then think of how much more majesty is there for what remains!

ει.
G1487
if
γαρ
G1063
because
το
G3588
the
καταργουμενον
G2673
being-neutralized
δια
G1223
through
δοξης
G1391
[of]-honor
πολλω
G4183
[to]-many
μαλλον
G3123
rather
το
G3588
the
μενον
G3306
remaining
εν
G1722
in
δοξη
G1391
[to]-honor

3:12 So then, because we have this hope we are bold and free—

εχοντες
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having
ουν
G3767
then
τοιαυτην
G5108
such
ελπιδα
G1680
hope
πολλη
G4183
many
παρρησια
G3954
[to]-publicity
χρωμεθα
G5530
we-use

3:13 not like Moses who had to cover his face so the people of Israel couldn’t watch the majesty fade away.

και
G2532
and
ου
G3756
not
καθαπερ
G2509
just-as
μωϋσης
G3475
Moses
ετιθει
G5087
placed
καλυμμα
G2571
veil
επι
G1909
on
το
G3588
the
προσωπον
G4383
face
αυτου
G846
[of]-self
προς
G4314
toward
το
G3588
the
μη
G3361
not
ατενισαι
G816
to-continue-watching
τους
G3588
the
υἱους
G5207
sons
ισραηλ
G2474
Israel
εις
G1519
into
το
G3588
the
τελος
G5056
final-goal
του
G3588
[of]-the
καταργουμενου
G2673
[of]-being-neutralized

3:14 But up to the present day their minds have been calloused; the covering still remains when they read the old contract, because only the Anointed can uncover their minds.

αλλα
G235
but
επωρωθη
G4456
was-petrified
τα
G3588
the
νοηματα
G3540
minds
αυτων
G846
[of]-them
αχρι
G891
until
γαρ
G1063
because
της
G3588
[of]-the
σημερον
G4594
today
ἡμερας.
G2250
[of]-day
το
G3588
the
αυτο
G846
it
καλυμμα
G2571
veil
επι
G1909
on
τη
G3588
[to]-the
αναγνωσει
G320
[to]-reading
της
G3588
[of]-the
παλαιας
G3820
[of]-old
διαθηκης
G1242
[of]-unilateral-contract
μενει
G3306
is-remaining
μη
G3361
not
ανακαλυπτομενον
G343
being-veiled
ὁτι
G3754
since
εν
G1722
in
χριστω
G5547
[to]-anointed
καταργειται
G2673
is-neutralized

3:15 To this very day their minds remain covered when Moses is read.

αλλ᾽
G235
but
ἑως
G2193
until
σημερον
G4594
today
ἡνικα
G2259
whenever
αν
G302
ever
αναγινωσκεται
G314
is-read
μωϋσης
G3475
Moses
καλυμμα
G2571
veil
επι
G1909
on
την
G3588
the
καρδιαν
G2588
heart
αυτων
G846
[of]-them
κειται
G5736
is-placed

3:16 But if they ever change their minds toward the Master, the covering will be removed.

ἡνικα
G2259
whenever
δε
G1161
yet
εαν
G1437
if-ever
επιστρεψη
G1994
should-revert
προς
G4314
toward
κυριον
G2962
master
περιαιρειται
G4014
is-removed
το
G3588
the
καλυμμα
G2571
veil

3:17 The Master is Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Master is, there is freedom.


G3588
the
δε
G1161
yet
κυριος
G2962
master
το
G3588
the
πνευμα
G4151
breath
εστιν
G2076
is
οὑ
G3739
[of]-whom
δε
G1161
yet
το
G3588
the
πνευμα
G4151
breath
κυριου
G2962
[of]-master
ελευθερια
G1657
freedom

3:18 Now all of us, with faces uncovered, reflect the majesty of the Master and are being transformed into the same image, becoming more and more majestic, by the Spirit of the Master.

ἡμεις
G2249
we
δε
G1161
yet
παντες
G3956
all
ανακεκαλυμμενω
G343
[to]-having-been-veiled
προσωπω
G4383
[to]-face
την
G3588
the
δοξαν
G1391
honor
κυριου
G2962
[of]-master
κατοπτριζομενοι
G2734
mirroring
την
G3588
the
αυτην
G846
herself
εικονα
G1504
image
μεταμορφουμεθα
G3339
we-are-transformed
απο
G575
from
δοξης
G1391
[of]-honor
εις
G1519
into
δοξαν
G1391
honor
καθαπερ
G2509
just-as
απο
G575
from
κυριου
G2962
[of]-master
πνευματος
G4151
[of]-breath