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The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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1Lest their false teachers should charge him with vain glory, he shows the faith and graces of the Corinthians to be a sufficient commendation of his ministry.
6Whereupon entering a comparison between the ministers of the law and of the gospel,
12he proves that his ministry is so far the more excellent, as the gospel of life and liberty is more glorious than the law of condemnation.
 
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Chapter 3

Verse 1
Do we begin again to commend ourselves? or need we, as some others, epistles of commendation to you, or letters of commendation from you?


begin
2:17; 5:12; 10:8,12; 12:11,19; 1 Corinthians 3:10; 4:15; 10:33
epistles
Acts 18:27; 1 Corinthians 16:3

Verse 2
Ye are our epistle written in our hearts, known and read of all men:
are
1 Corinthians 3:10; 9:1,2
in
7:3; 11:11; 12:15; Philippians 1:7
known
Romans 1:8; 1 Corinthians 9:2; 1 Thessalonians 1:8

Verse 3
Forasmuch as ye are manifestly declared to be the epistle of Christ ministered by us, written not with ink, but with the Spirit of the living God; not in tables of stone, but in fleshy tables of the heart.
the epistle
Exodus 31:18; Revelation 2:1,8,12,18; 3:1,7,14,22
ministered
1 Corinthians 8:5-10
the living
6:16; Joshua 3:10; 1 Samuel 17:26; Psalms 42:2; 84:2; Jeremiah 10:10; Daniel 6:26; Matthew 16:16; 1 Thessalonians 1:9; Hebrews 9:14
not
Exodus 24:12; 34:1
but
Psalms 40:8; Jeremiah 31:33; Ezekiel 11:19; 36:25-27; Hebrews 8:10; 10:16

Verse 4
And such trust have we through Christ to God-ward:
such
2:14; Philippians 1:6
God-ward
Exodus 18:19; 1 Thessalonians 1:8

Verse 5
Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think any thing as of ourselves; but our sufficiency is of God;
that
2:16; 4:7; Exodus 4:10; John 15:5
but
12:9; Exodus 4:11-16; Jeremiah 1:6-10; Matthew 10:19,20; Luke 21:15; 24:49; 1 Corinthians 3:6,10; 15:10; Philippians 2:13; 4:13; James 1:17

Verse 6
Who also hath made us able ministers of the new testament; not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life.
hath
5:18-20; Matthew 13:52; Romans 1:5; 1 Corinthians 3:5,10; 12:28; Ephesians 3:7; 4:11,12; Colossians 1:25-29; 1 Timothy 1:11,12; 4:6; 2 Timothy 1:11
the new
14; Jeremiah 31:31; Matthew 26:28; Mark 14:24; Luke 22:20; 1 Corinthians 11:25; Hebrews 7:22; Hebrews 8:6-10; 9:15-20; 12:24; 13:20; *marg:
not
Romans 2:27-29; 7:6
for
7,9; Deuteronomy 27:26; Romans 3:20; 4:15; 7:9-11; Galatians 3:10-12,21
but the
John 6:63; Romans 8:2; 1 John 1:1
giveth life
or, quickeneth.
John 5:21; Romans 4:17; 1 Corinthians 15:45; Ephesians 2:1,5; 1 Peter 3:18

Verse 7
But if the ministration of death, written and engraven in stones, was glorious, so that the children of Israel could not stedfastly behold the face of Moses for the glory of his countenance; which glory was to be done away:
the ministration
6,9; Romans 7:10
written
3; Exodus 24:12; 31:18; 32:15,16,19; 34:1,28; Deuteronomy 4:13; 5:22; 9:9-11,15; Deuteronomy 10:1-4; Hebrews 9:4
was
Deuteronomy 4:8; Nehemiah 9:13; Psalms 19:7,8; 119:97,127,128,174; Romans 7:12-14,22; Genesis 3:21
that
Exodus 34:29-35; Luke 9:29-31; Acts 6:15
which
10,11,14; Romans 10:4; 1 Corinthians 13:10

Verse 8
How shall not the ministration of the spirit be rather glorious?
the ministration
6,17; 11:4; Isaiah 11:2; 44:3; 59:21; Joel 2:28,29; John 1:17; 7:39; Acts 2:17,18,32,33; Romans 8:9-16; 1 Corinthians 3:16; 12:4-11; Galatians 3:2-5,14; Galatians 5:5,22,23; Ephesians 2:18; 2 Thessalonians 2:13; 1 Peter 1:2; Jude 1:19,20

Verse 9
For if the ministration of condemnation be glory, much more doth the ministration of righteousness exceed in glory.
the ministration of condemnation
6,7; Exodus 19:12-19; 20:18,19; Romans 1:18; 8:3,4; Galatians 3:10; Hebrews 12:18-21
the ministration of righteousness
5:21; Isaiah 46:13; Jeremiah 23:6; Romans 1:17; 3:21,22; 4:11; 5:15-21; 10:3-10; 1 Corinthians 1:30; Galatians 5:4,5; Philippians 3:9; 2 Peter 1:1
exceed
10,11; 1 Corinthians 15:41; Hebrews 3:5,6

Verse 10
For even that which was made glorious had no glory in this respect, by reason of the glory that excelleth.
had
Job 25:5; Isaiah 24:23; Haggai 2:3,7-9; Acts 26:13; Philippians 3:7-8; 2 Peter 1:17; Revelation 21:23,24; 22:5

Verse 11
For if that which is done away was glorious, much more that which remaineth is glorious.
if
7; Romans 5:20,21; Hebrews 7:21-25; 8:13; 12:25-29
much
6; 4:1

Verse 12
Seeing then that we have such hope, we use great plainness of speech:
we use
4:2,3,13; John 10:24; 16:25,29; 1 Corinthians 14:19; Colossians 4:4
plainness
or, boldness.
7:4; 10:1; Acts 4:13,29-31; 9:27,29; 14:3; Ephesians 6:19,20; Philippians 1:20; 1 Thessalonians 2:2; 1 Timothy 3:13

Verse 13
And not as Moses, which put a vail over his face, that the children of Israel could not stedfastly look to the end of that which is abolished:
which
Exodus 34:33-35
could not
to the
Romans 10:4; Galatians 3:23,24; Ephesians 2:14,15; Colossians 2:17; Hebrews 10:1-9

Verse 14
But their minds were blinded: for until this day remaineth the same vail untaken away in the reading of the old testament; which vail is done away in Christ.
their
4:3,4; Psalms 69:23; Isaiah 6:10; 26:10-12; 42:18-20; 44:18; 56:10; 59:10; Jeremiah 5:21; Ezekiel 12:2; Matthew 6:23; 13:11,13-15; John 9:39-41; 12:40; Acts 28:26,27; Romans 11:7-10,25
which vail
4:6; Isaiah 25:7; Matthew 16:17; Luke 18:31-34; 24:25-27,44-46; John 8:12; John 12:46; Acts 16:14; 26:18; Ephesians 1:17-20

Verse 15
But even unto this day, when Moses is read, the vail is upon their heart.
the vail
Acts 13:27-29

Verse 16
Nevertheless when it shall turn to the Lord, the vail shall be taken away.
when
Exodus 34:34; Deuteronomy 4:30; 30:10; Lamentations 3:40; Hosea 3:4,5; Romans 11:25-27
the vail
Isaiah 25:7; 29:18; 54:13; Jeremiah 31:34; John 6:45,46

Verse 17
Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.
the Lord
6; John 6:63; 1 Corinthians 15:45
where
Psalms 51:12; Isaiah 61:1; Romans 8:2,15,16; Galatians 4:6; 2 Timothy 1:7

Verse 18
But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.
with
as in
1 Corinthians 13:12; James 1:23
the glory
4:4,6; John 1:14; 12:41; 1 Timothy 1:11; *Gr:
are
5:17; Romans 8:29; 12:2; 13:14; 1 Corinthians 15:49; Galatians 6:15; Ephesians 4:22-24; Colossians 3:10; Titus 3:5; 2 Peter 1:5-9
from
Romans 8:4,7
by the Spirit of the Lord
or, of the Lord the Spirit.


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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on 2 Corinthians 3". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". <http://classic.studylight.org/com/tsk/view.cgi?book=2co&chapter=003>.  

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