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2 Corinthians 3:9-11

3:9 For if there was glory in the ministry that produced condemnation, 1  how much more does the ministry that produces righteousness 2  excel 3  in glory! 3:10 For indeed, what had been glorious now 4  has no glory because of the tremendously greater glory of what replaced it. 5  3:11 For if what was made ineffective 6  came with 7  glory, how much more has what remains 8  come in glory!

1 tn Grk “the ministry of condemnation”; translated as an objective genitive, “the ministry that produced condemnation.”

2 tn Grk “the ministry of righteousness”; translated as an objective genitive, “the ministry that produces righteousness.”

3 tn Traditionally, “abound.”

4 tn Grk “in this case.”

5 tn The words “of what replaced it” are not in the Greek text, but have been supplied to clarify the meaning.

6 tn Or “what was fading away.” See note on “which was made ineffective” in v. 7.

7 tn Or “through” (διά, dia).

8 tn Or “what is permanent.”

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