Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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 not that we are able of ourselves to think anything, as from ourselves; but our ability is from God; 6 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. 7 But if the ministration of death, engraven in letters on stones, was so glorious, that the children of Israel could not look steadfastly on the face of Moses by reason of the glory of his countenance, which glory was to be done away,



Cross References

Luke 22:20

And in like manner he took the cup after supper, saying, This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which is about to be shed for you.

John 6:63

It is the spirit which maketh alive; the flesh profiteth nothing. The words which I have spoken to you are spirit, and are life.

John 6:63

It is the spirit which maketh alive; the flesh profiteth nothing. The words which I have spoken to you are spirit, and are life.

Romans 7:6

But now we are delivered from the Law, having died to that by which we were bound, that we might serve in the new life of the Spirit, and not in the old way of the letter.

Romans 8:2

For the law of the Spirit of life set me free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death.

1 Corinthians 3:5

Who then is Apollos, and who is Paul, but ministers through whom ye believed, and that as the Lord gave to each?

1 Corinthians 11:25

In like manner also the cup, when he had supped, saying, This cup is the new covenant, in my blood; this do, as oft as ye drink, in remembrance of me.

2 Corinthians 3:14

But their understandings were blinded; for until this day, when the old covenant is read, the same veil remaineth, since it is not unveiled to them that it is done away in Christ;

Ephesians 3:7

of which I became a minister according to the gift of the grace of God, given to me according to the effectual working of his power.

Ephesians 3:7

of which I became a minister according to the gift of the grace of God, given to me according to the effectual working of his power.

Matthew 13:52

And he said to them, Thus then every scribe, instructed for the kingdom of heaven, is like a householder, who bringeth out from his storehouse things new and old.

Matthew 26:28

for this is my blood of the covenant, which is shed for many for remission of sins.

Mark 14:24

And he said to them, This is my blood of the covenant, which is shed for many.

John 5:21

For as the Father raiseth up the dead, and giveth them life, so the Son also giveth life to whom he will.

Romans 1:5

through whom we received grace and the office of an apostle in behalf of his name, in order to produce obedience to the faith among all nations;

Romans 2:27-29

Yea, those who are by nature uncircumcised, if they perform the law, will judge thee, who having a written Law and circumcision, art a breaker of the Law.

Romans 3:20

Because by works of the Law no flesh shall be accepted as righteous: for by the Law is the knowledge of sin.

Romans 4:15

For the Law is the cause of wrath; for where there is no law there is no transgression.

Romans 4:17

(as it is written, "I have made thee a father of many nations") in the sight of that God whom he believed, who giveth life to the dead, and calleth the things that are not, as though they were.

Romans 7:9-11

And I, apart from the Law, was once alive; but when the commandment came, sin came to life again, and I died;

1 Corinthians 3:10

According to the grace of God bestowed on me, I, as a skilful masterbuilder, have laid the foundation; and another buildeth thereon; but let every one take heed, how he buildeth thereon.

1 Corinthians 12:28

God appointed some in the church to be, in the first place, apostles, in the second place, prophets, in the third place, teachers, then miracles, then gifts of healing, those of helping and of governing, divers kinds of tongues. Are all apostles?

1 Corinthians 15:45

Thus is it also written: "The first man Adam became a living soul;" the last Adam a lifegiving spirit.

2 Corinthians 3:7

But if the ministration of death, engraven in letters on stones, was so glorious, that the children of Israel could not look steadfastly on the face of Moses by reason of the glory of his countenance, which glory was to be done away,

2 Corinthians 3:9

For if the ministration of condemnation had glory, much greater is the glory of the ministration of righteousness.

2 Corinthians 5:18-20

And all things are from God, who reconciled us to himself by Christ, and gave to us the ministry of reconciliation;

Galatians 3:10-12

For as many as rely on the works of the Law are under a curse; for it is written, "Cursed is every one that continueth not in all things which are written in the book of the Law, to do them."

Galatians 3:21

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

Ephesians 2:1

and you also [he raised up], who were dead through your trespasses and sins,

Ephesians 2:5

even when dead through our trespasses, life with Christ,by grace have ye been saved,

Ephesians 4:11-12

And he gave some to be apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;

Colossians 1:25-29

of which I became a minister, according to the stewardship which God entrusted to me, for you, to fulfill the word of God,

1 Timothy 1:11-12

according to the glorious gospel of the blessed God which was committed to my trust.

1 Timothy 4:6

If thou lay these things before the brethren, thou wilt be a good minister of Christ Jesus, nourished in the words of the faith, and of the good teaching, with which thou art well acquainted.

2 Timothy 1:11

for which I was appointed a herald, and an apostle, and a teacher of the gentiles.

Hebrews 7:22

by so much hath Jesus become the surety of a better covenant.

Hebrews 8:6-10

But now he hath obtained a more excellent ministry, in proportion as he is the mediator of a better covenant, which hath been established upon better promises.

Hebrews 9:15-20

And for this cause he is the mediator of a new covenant, that, death having taken place for redemption from the transgressions under the first covenant, they who have been called may receive the everlasting inheritance which was promised.

Hebrews 12:24

and to Jesus the mediator of a new covenant; and to a sprinkling with that blood which speaketh something better than Abel.

Hebrews 13:20

Now may the God of peace, who brought up from the dead the great Shepherd of the sheep through the blood of an everlasting covenant, even our Lord Jesus,

1 Peter 3:18

For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous one for the unrighteous, that he might bring you to God, being put to death in the flesh, but made alive in the spirit;

1 John 1:1

That which was from the beginning, that which we have heard, that which we have seen with our eyes, that which we looked upon, and our hands handled, concerning the word of life,

Holman Christian Standard Bible®, Copyright © 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2009 by Holman Bible Publishers.

International Standard Version Copyright © 1996-2008 by the ISV Foundation.

New American Standard Bible Copyright ©1960, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995 by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif. All rights reserved. For Permission to Quote Information visit http://www.lockman.org

NET Bible copyright © 1996-2006 by Biblical Studies Press, L.L.C. NetBible

Basic English, produced by Mr C. K. Ogden of the Orthological Institute - public domain