|2Co 3:6-18 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. (7)
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, fading though it was,
(8) will not the ministry of the Spirit be even more glorious?
(9) If the ministry that condemns men is glorious, how
much more glorious is the ministry that brings righteousness!
(10) For what was glorious has no glory now in comparison with
the surpassing glory. (11) And if what was fading away
came with glory, how much greater is the glory of that which lasts!
(12) Therefore, since we have such a hope, we are very
bold. (13) We are not like Moses, who would put a veil
over his face to keep the Israelites from gazing at it while the
radiance was fading away. (14) But their minds were
made dull, for to this day the same veil remains when the old covenant
is read. It has not been removed, because only in Christ is it taken
away. (15) Even to this day when Moses is read, a veil
covers their hearts. (16) But whenever anyone turns to
the Lord, the veil is taken away. (17) Now the Lord is
the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.
(18) And we, who with unveiled faces all reflect the
Lord's glory, are being transformed into his likeness with
ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.