If the ministry that condemns men is glorious, how much more glorious is the ministry that brings righteousness!
For if the ministry of condemnation has glory, much more does the ministry of righteousness abound in glory.
If the old covenant, which brings condemnation, was glorious, how much more glorious is the new covenant, which makes us right with God!
If the Government of Condemnation was impressive, how about this Government of Affirmation?
For if the operation of the law, producing punishment, had its glory, how much greater will be the operation of the Spirit causing righteousness?
For if there was glory in the ministry of condemnation, much more does the ministry of justification abound in glory!
For if the ministry of condemnation had glory, the ministry of righteousness exceeds much more in glory.
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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.”