Parallel Verses

The Emphasized Bible

Who also hath made us sufficient to be ministers of a new covenant - not of letter, but of spirit, for, the letter, killeth, whereas, the Spirit, maketh alive.

New American Standard Bible

who also made us adequate as servants of a new covenant, not of the letter but of the Spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life.

King James Version

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.

Holman Bible

He has made us competent to be ministers of a new covenant, not of the letter, but of the Spirit. For the letter kills, but the Spirit produces life.

International Standard Version

who has also qualified us to be ministers of a new covenant, which is not written but spiritual, because the written text brings death, but the Spirit gives life.

A Conservative Version

who also made us qualified helpers of a new covenant, not of a document, but of a spirit, for the document kills but the spirit makes alive.

American Standard Version

who also made us sufficient as ministers of a new covenant; not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life.

Amplified

He has qualified us [making us sufficient] as ministers of a new covenant [of salvation through Christ], not of the letter [of a written code] but of the Spirit; for the letter [of the Law] kills [by revealing sin and demanding obedience], but the Spirit gives life.

An Understandable Version

He has also made us competent as ministers of a New Agreement [i.e., between Himself and mankind]. It is not [an agreement] based [merely] on a written document [i.e., such as the law of Moses], but on the Holy Spirit, for the written document brings [spiritual] death [See Rom. 8:2], but the Holy Spirit brings [never ending] life.

Anderson New Testament

who has made us able ministers of the new covenant, not of letter, but. of spirit: for the letter kills, but the spirit makes alive.

Bible in Basic English

Who has made us able to be servants of a new agreement; not of the letter, but of the Spirit: for the letter gives death, but the Spirit gives life.

Common New Testament

who 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.

Daniel Mace New Testament

who also hath enabled me to be a minister of the new covenant, not of the literal sense, but of the spiritual meaning: it is the letter that denounces death, but the spirit gives life.

Darby Translation

who has also made us competent, as ministers of the new covenant; not of letter, but of spirit. For the letter kills, but the Spirit quickens.

Godbey New Testament

who also rendered us able ministers of the new covenant; not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter kills, but the spirit creates life.

Goodspeed New Testament

and he has qualified me to serve him in the interests of a new agreement, not in writing but of spirit. For what is written kills, but the Spirit gives life.

John Wesley New Testament

Who also hath made us able ministers of the new covenant, not of the letter, but of the Spirit; for the letter killeth, but the Spirit giveth life.

Julia Smith Translation

Who rendered as fitting servants of the new covenant; not of the letter, but of the Spirit: for the letter kills, and the Spirit makes alive.

King James 2000

Who also has made us able ministers of the new covenant; not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter kills, but the spirit gives life.

Lexham Expanded Bible

who also makes us adequate [as] servants of a new covenant, not of the letter, but of the Spirit, for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life.

Modern King James verseion

who also has made us able ministers of the new covenant; not of the letter, but of the spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit makes alive.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

which hath made us able to minister the new testament, not of the letter, but of the spirit. For the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life.

Moffatt New Testament

and he has further qualified me to be the minister of a new covenant ??a covenant not of written law but of spirit; for the written law kills but the Spirit makes alive.

Montgomery New Testament

It is he who has also made me sufficient as a minister of a new covenant; not of a letter but of a spirit; for the letter kills, but the spirit makes alive.

NET Bible

who made us adequate to be servants of a new covenant not based on the letter but on the Spirit, for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life.

New Heart English Bible

who also made us sufficient as servants of a New Covenant; not of the letter, but of the Spirit. For the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life.

Noyes New Testament

who also gave us ability to be ministers of a new covenant, not of the letter, but of the Spirit; for the letter killeth, but the Spirit giveth life.

Sawyer New Testament

who also has made us able ministers of the new covenant, not of the writing but of the spirit; for the writing kills, but the spirit makes alive.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

Who hath made us also able ministers of the new testament, not of the letter but of the spirit; for the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life.

Twentieth Century New Testament

Our fitness comes from God, who himself made us fit to be ministers of a New Covenant, of which the substance is, not a written Law, but a Spirit. For the written Law means Death, but the Spirit gives Life.

Webster

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.

Weymouth New Testament

It is He also who has made us competent to serve Him in connexion with a new Covenant, which is not a written code but a Spirit; for the written code inflicts death, but the Spirit gives Life.

Williams New Testament

He has qualified even me as a minister of the new covenant, which is not a written but a spiritual covenant. For the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life.

World English Bible

who also made us sufficient as servants of a new covenant; not of the letter, but of the Spirit. For the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life.

Worrell New Testament

Who also qualified us as ministers of a new covenant, not of the letter, but of the Spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit makes alive.

Worsley New Testament

Who hath also fitted us to be ministers of the new covenant, not of the letter, but of the Spirit: for the letter killeth, but the Spirit giveth life.

Youngs Literal Translation

who also made us sufficient to be ministrants of a new covenant, not of letter, but of spirit; for the letter doth kill, and the spirit doth make alive.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
Who
ὅς ἥ ὅ 
Hos 
Usage: 980


and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0

ἱκανόω 
Hikanoo 
Usage: 2

us
ἡμᾶς 
hemas 
us, we, our, us-ward 9, not tr
Usage: 170

διάκονος 
Diakonos 
Usage: 24

of the new
καινός 
Kainos 
new
Usage: 24

διαθήκη 
Diatheke 
Usage: 29

not
οὐ 
Ou 
not, no, cannot ,
Usage: 1032

of the letter
γράμμα 
Gramma 
Usage: 12

but
ἀλλά 
Alla 
δέ 
De 
but, yea, yet, nevertheless, howbeit, nay, therefore, save, not tr,
but, and, now, then, also, yet, yea, so, moreover, nevertheless, for, even, , not tr
Usage: 461
Usage: 2184

of the spirit
πνεῦμα 
Pneuma 
Usage: 334

for
γάρ 
Gar 
for, , not tr
Usage: 825

the letter
γράμμα 
Gramma 
Usage: 12

ἀποκτείνω 
Apokteino 
Usage: 40

the spirit
πνεῦμα 
Pneuma 
Usage: 334

Devotionals

Devotionals about 2 Corinthians 3:6

Images 2 Corinthians 3:6

Prayers for 2 Corinthians 3:6

Context Readings

New Covenant Ministry

5 Not that, of our own selves, sufficient, are we, to reckon anything as of ourselves, but, our sufficiency, is of God; - 6 Who also hath made us sufficient to be ministers of a new covenant - not of letter, but of spirit, for, the letter, killeth, whereas, the Spirit, maketh alive. 7 But, if, the ministry of death, in letters engraven in stones, was brought into existence with glory, so that the sons of Israel could not look steadfastly into the face of Moses, by reason of the glory of his face - which glory was to be done away,



Cross References

John 6:63

The spirit, it is, that giveth life, - the flesh, profiteth, nothing: The declarations which, I, have spoken unto you, are, spirit, and, are, life.

Jeremiah 31:31

Lo! days are coming, Declareth Yahweh, - When I will solemnize - With the house of Israel and With the house of Judah, A new covenant:

Romans 7:6

But, now, we have received full release from the law, by dying in that wherein we used to be held fast, so that we should be doing service - in newness of spirit and not in obsoleteness of letter.

Romans 8:2

For, the-law of the spirit of life in Christ Jesus, hath set thee free from the law of sin and of death; -

1 Corinthians 3:5

What then is Apollos? and, what is Paul? ministers through whom ye believed, and, each, as the Lord, gave to him.

1 Corinthians 11:25

In the same manner, the cup also, after they had taken supper, saying - This cup, is, the new covenant in my blood, this, do ye, as often soever as ye may be drinking it, in remembrance of me.

2 Corinthians 3:14

But their thoughts were turned into stone: for, until this very day, the same veil, upon the reading of the old covenant, abideth, not to be removed, because, in Christ, it is to be done away;

Ephesians 3:7

Of which I was made a minister, according to the free-gift of the favour of God which was given unto me, according to the energy of his power:

Deuteronomy 27:26

Cursed, be he that establisheth not the words of this law to do them. And all the people shall say - Amen.

Matthew 13:52

And, he, said unto them - Wherefore, every scribe, discipled unto the kingdom of the heavens, is like unto a householder, who putteth forth out of his treasure, things new and old.

Matthew 26:28

For, this, is my blood of the covenant, which, for many, is to be poured out, for remission of sins.

Mark 14:24

And he said unto them - This, is, my blood of the covenant, that is to be poured out in behalf of many.

John 5:21

For, just as the Father waketh up the dead, and quickeneth them, in like manner, the Son also, whom he pleaseth, doth quicken.

Romans 1:5

Through whom we have received favour and apostleship, for obedience of faith among all the nations, in behalf of his name,

Romans 2:27-29

And the uncircumcision by nature, completing the law, shall judge, thee, who, notwithstanding letter and circumcision, art a transgressor of law!

Romans 3:20

Inasmuch as, by works of law, shall no flesh be declared righteous before him, - through law, in fact, is discovery of sin.

Romans 4:15

For, the law, worketh out anger, but, where there is no law, neither is there transgression.

Romans 4:17

Even as it is written - Father of many nations, have I appointed thee: before him whom he believed - God, who causeth the dead to live, and calleth the things that are not as things that are: -

Romans 7:9-11

And, I, was alive, apart from law, at one time, but, the commandment coming, sin sprang up to life,

1 Corinthians 3:10

According to the favour of God which hath been given unto me, as a wise master-builder, I laid a foundation, whereas, another, is building thereon; but, let each one, see, how he buildeth thereon;

1 Corinthians 12:28

And God hath, indeed, set, certain, in the assembly, - first apostles, second prophets, third teachers, after that mighty works, then gifts of healings, helps, guidings, kinds of tongues.

1 Corinthians 15:45

Thus, also, it is written - The first man, Adam, became, a living soul, the last Adam, a life-giving spirit.

2 Corinthians 3:7

But, if, the ministry of death, in letters engraven in stones, was brought into existence with glory, so that the sons of Israel could not look steadfastly into the face of Moses, by reason of the glory of his face - which glory was to be done away,

2 Corinthians 3:9

For, if, the ministry of condemnation was glory, much rather, doth the ministry of righteousness abound with glory,

2 Corinthians 5:18-20

The all things, moreover, are of God, - who hath reconciled us unto himself, through Christ, and hath given, unto us, the reconciling ministry: -

Galatians 3:10-12

For, as many as are of works of law, are, under a curse, - for it is written - Accursed, is everyone that continueth not in all things that are written in the book of the law to do them.

Galatians 3:21

Is, the law, then, against the promises of God? Far be it! For, if a law had been given, which had been able to give life, verily, in law, would have been our righteousness;

Ephesians 2:1

Unto you also - being dead by your offences and sins,

Ephesians 2:5

Although we were dead by our offences, gave us life together with the Christ, - by favour, ye have been saved, -

Ephesians 4:11-12

And, he, gave - some, indeed, to be apostles, and some, prophets, and some, evangelists, and some, shepherds and teachers, -

Colossians 1:25-29

Of which, I, have become minister - according to the administration of God which hath been given unto me to you-ward, to fill up the word of God,

1 Timothy 1:11-12

According to the glad-message of the glory of the happy God, with which entrusted am, I.

1 Timothy 4:6

These things, submitting to the brethren, thou shall be, a noble, minister of Christ Jesus, nourishing thyself with the words of the faith, and of the noble teaching which thou hast closely studied.

2 Timothy 1:11

Whereunto, I, have been appointed herald and apostle and teacher;

Hebrews 7:22

By as much as this, hath, Jesus, become surety of a better covenant also.

Hebrews 8:6-10

But, now, hath he attained unto, a more distinguished public ministry, - by as much as of a better covenant also he is, mediator, which indeed, upon better promises, hath been legislated.

Hebrews 9:15-20

And, for this cause, of a new covenant, is he mediator, - to the end that, death coming to pass for the redemption of the transgressions against the first covenant, the called might receive the promise of the age-abiding inheritance;

Hebrews 12:24

And unto the mediator of a new covenant, Jesus, - and unto the blood of sprinkling, more excellently speaking, than, Abel.

Hebrews 13:20

But, the God of peace, He that led up from among the dead the great Shepherd of the sheep, with the blood of an age-abiding covenant, - our Lord Jesus,

1 Peter 3:18

Because, Christ also, once for all, concerning sins, died, - Just in behalf of unjust, - in order that he might introduce us unto God; being put to death, indeed, in flesh, but made alive in spirit, -

1 John 1:1

That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we for ourselves gazed upon, and our hands did handle, concerning the Word of Life, -

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