Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 By ourselves we are not qualified to claim that anything comes from us. Rather, our credentials come from God, 6 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. 7 Now if the ministry of death that was inscribed in letters of stone came with such glory that the people of Israel could not gaze on Moses' face (because the glory was fading away from it),



Cross References

Luke 22:20

He did the same with the cup after supper, saying, "This cup is the new covenant sealed by my blood, which is being poured out for you.

John 6:63

It's the Spirit who gives life; the flesh accomplishes nothing. The words that I've spoken to you are spirit and life.

Jeremiah 31:31

"Look, days are coming," declares the LORD, "when I'll make a new covenant with the house of Israel and the house of Judah.

Romans 7:6

But now we have been released from the Law by dying to what enslaved us, so that we may serve in the new life of the Spirit, not under the old writings.

Romans 8:2

For the Spirit's law of life in the Messiah Jesus has set me free from the Law of sin and death.

1 Corinthians 3:5

Who is Apollos, anyhow? Or who is Paul? They're merely servants through whom you came to believe, as the Lord gave to each of us his task.

1 Corinthians 11:25

He did the same with the cup after the supper, saying, "This cup is the new covenant in my blood. As often as you drink from it, keep doing this in memory of me."

2 Corinthians 3:14

However, their minds were hardened, for to this day the same veil is still there when they read the old covenant. Only in union with the Messiah is that veil removed.

Ephesians 3:7

I have become a servant of this gospel according to the gift of God's grace that was given me by the working of his power.

Deuteronomy 27:26

""Cursed is the one who doesn't uphold the words of this Law and observe them.' "Then all the people are to respond by saying, "Amen!'"

Matthew 13:52

Then he told them, "That is why every scribe who has been trained for the kingdom from heaven is like the master of a household who brings both new and old things out of his treasure chest."

Matthew 26:28

because this is my blood of the new covenant that is being poured out for many people for the forgiveness of sins.

Mark 14:24

He told them, "This is my blood of the covenant that is being poured out for many people.

John 5:21

Just as the Father raises the dead and gives them life, so also the Son gives life to those he chooses.

Romans 1:5

Through him we received grace and a commission as an apostle to bring about faithful obedience among all the gentiles for the sake of his name.

Romans 2:27-29

The man who is uncircumcised physically but who keeps the Law will condemn you who break the Law, even though you have the written Law and circumcision.

Romans 3:20

Therefore, God will not justify any human being by means of the actions prescribed by the Law, for through the Law comes the full knowledge of sin.

Romans 4:15

for the Law produces wrath. Now where there is no Law, neither can there be any violation of it.

Romans 4:17

As it is written, "I have made you the father of many nations." Abraham acted in faith when he stood in the presence of God, who gives life to the dead and calls into existence things that don't yet exist.

Romans 7:9-11

At one time I was alive without any connection to the Law. But when the rule was revealed, sin sprang to life,

1 Corinthians 3:10

As an expert builder using the grace that God gave me, I laid the foundation, and someone else is building on it. But each person must be careful how he builds on it.

1 Corinthians 12:28

God has appointed in the church first of all apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then those who perform miracles, those who have gifts of healing, those who help others, administrators, and those who speak various kinds of languages.

1 Corinthians 15:45

This, indeed, is what is written: "The first man, Adam, became a living being." The last Adam became a life-giving spirit.

2 Corinthians 3:7

Now if the ministry of death that was inscribed in letters of stone came with such glory that the people of Israel could not gaze on Moses' face (because the glory was fading away from it),

2 Corinthians 3:9

For if the ministry of condemnation has glory, then the ministry of justification has an overwhelming glory.

2 Corinthians 5:18-20

All of this comes from God, who has reconciled us to himself through the Messiah and has given us the ministry of reconciliation,

Galatians 3:10-12

Certainly all who depend on the actions of the Law are under a curse. For it is written, "A curse on everyone who does not obey everything that is written in the Book of the Law!"

Galatians 3:21

So is the Law in conflict with the promises of God? Of course not! For if a law had been given that could give us life, then certainly righteousness would come through the Law.

Ephesians 2:1

You used to be dead because of your offenses and sins

Ephesians 2:5

even when we were dead because of our offenses, made us alive together with the Messiah (by grace you have been saved),

Ephesians 4:11-12

And it is he who gifted some to be apostles, others to be prophets, others to be evangelists, and still others to be pastors and teachers,

Colossians 1:25-29

I became its servant as God commissioned me to work for you, so that I may complete my ministry of the word of God.

1 Timothy 1:11-12

that agrees with the glorious gospel of the blessed God, which he entrusted to me.

1 Timothy 4:6

If you continue to point these things out to the brothers, you will be a good servant of the Messiah Jesus, nourished by the words of the faith and the healthy teaching that you have followed closely.

2 Timothy 1:11

For the sake of this gospel I was appointed to be a preacher, an apostle, and a teacher of the gentiles.

Hebrews 7:22

In this way, Jesus has become the guarantor of a better covenant.

Hebrews 8:6-10

However, Jesus has now obtained a more superior ministry, since the covenant he mediates is founded on better promises.

Hebrews 9:15-20

This is why the Messiah is the mediator of a new covenant; so that those who are called may receive the eternal inheritance promised them, since a death has occurred that redeems them from the offenses committed under the first covenant.

Hebrews 12:24

to Jesus, the mediator of a new covenant, and to the sprinkled blood that speaks a better message than Abel's.

Hebrews 13:20

Now may the God of peace, who by the blood of the eternal covenant brought back from the dead our Lord Jesus, the Great Shepherd of the sheep,

1 Peter 3:18

For the Messiah also suffered for sins once for all, an innocent person for the guilty, so that he could bring you to God. He was put to death in a mortal body but was brought to life by the Spirit,

1 John 1:1

What existed from the beginning, what we have heard, what we have seen with our eyes, what we observed and touched with our own hands this is the Word of life!

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