Parallel Verses

Darby Translation

For if the ministry of condemnation be glory, much rather the ministry of righteousness abounds in glory.

New American Standard Bible

For if the ministry of condemnation has glory, much more does the ministry of righteousness abound in glory.

King James Version

For if the ministration of condemnation be glory, much more doth the ministration of righteousness exceed in glory.

Holman Bible

For if the ministry of condemnation had glory, the ministry of righteousness overflows with even more glory.

International Standard Version

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

A Conservative Version

For if the administration of condemnation has glory, the administration of righteousness excels much more in glory.

American Standard Version

For if the ministration of condemnation hath glory, much rather doth the ministration of righteousness exceed in glory.

Amplified

For if the ministry that brings condemnation [the old covenant, the Law] has glory, how much more does glory overflow in the ministry that brings righteousness [the new covenant which declares believers free of guilt and sets them apart for God’s special purpose]!

An Understandable Version

For if the ministry [of the law] that brings condemnation came with splendor, will not the ministry that brings righteousness [i.e., the New Agreement] have greater splendor?

Anderson New Testament

For if the ministering of condemnation be glory, much more does the ministering of righteousness surpass in glory.

Bible in Basic English

For if the operation of the law, producing punishment, had its glory, how much greater will be the operation of the Spirit causing righteousness?

Common New Testament

For if the ministry of condemnation has glory, much more does the ministry of righteousness exceed it in glory.

Daniel Mace New Testament

for if the ministration of condemnation was illustrious, the ministration of righteousness will be much more glorious.

Godbey New Testament

For if there was glory in the ministry of condemnation, how much more does the ministry of righteousness abound in glory.

Goodspeed New Testament

If there was splendor in the religion of condemnation, the religion of uprightness must far surpass it in splendor.

John Wesley New Testament

much more doth the ministration of righteousness exceed in glory.

Julia Smith Translation

For if the service of condemnation glory, much more the service of justice abounds in glory.

King James 2000

For if the ministry of condemnation be glory, much more does the ministry of righteousness exceed in glory.

Lexham Expanded Bible

For if [there was] glory in the ministry of condemnation, by much more will the ministry of righteousness overflow with glory.

Modern King James verseion

For if the ministry of condemnation is glorious, much more does the ministry of righteousness exceed in glory.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

For if the ministering of condemnation be glorious: much more doth the ministration of righteousness exceed in glory.

Moffatt New Testament

If there was glory in the administration that condemned, then the administration that acquits abounds far more in glory

Montgomery New Testament

For if the ministry of condemnation had glory, far more is the ministry of righteousness radiant in glory.

NET Bible

For if there was glory in the ministry that produced condemnation, how much more does the ministry that produces righteousness excel in glory!

New Heart English Bible

For if the service of condemnation has glory, the service of righteousness exceeds much more in glory.

Noyes New Testament

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

Sawyer New Testament

For if the ministry of condemnation was a glory, much more will the ministry of righteousness abound in glory.

The Emphasized Bible

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

Thomas Haweis New Testament

For if the ministry of condemnation is glory, much more doth the ministry of righteousness excel in glory.

Twentieth Century New Testament

For, if there was a glory in the religion that involved condemnation, far greater is the glory of the religion that confers righteousness!

Webster

For if the ministration of condemnation was glory, much more doth the ministration of righteousness exceed in glory.

Weymouth New Testament

For if the service which pronounces doom had glory, far more glorious still is the service which tells of righteousness.

Williams New Testament

For if the service connected with condemnation had such splendor, the service resulting in right standing with God will surely far surpass it in splendor.

World English Bible

For if the service of condemnation has glory, the service of righteousness exceeds much more in glory.

Worrell New Testament

For, if the ministration of condemnation be glory, much more does the ministration of righteousness exceed in glory.

Worsley New Testament

For if the ministration of condemnation was so glorious, much more doth the ministration of righteousness exceed in glory:

Youngs Literal Translation

for if the ministration of the condemnation is glory, much more doth the ministration of the righteousness abound in glory;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
For
γάρ 
Gar 
for, , not tr
Usage: 825

if
εἰ 
Ei 
if, whether, that, not tr,
Usage: 218

διακονία 
Diakonia 
διακονία 
Diakonia 
Usage: 33
Usage: 33

κατάκρισις 
Katakrisis 
Usage: 2

be glory
δόξα 
Doxa 
Usage: 141

πολύς πολλός 
Polus 
Usage: 292

μᾶλλον 
Mallon 
more, rather, the more, better ,
Usage: 66

περισσεύω 
Perisseuo 
Usage: 31

δικαιοσύνη 
Dikaiosune 
Usage: 83

περισσεύω 
Perisseuo 
Usage: 31

in
ἐν 
En 
in, by, with, among, at, on, through,
Usage: 2128

Context Readings

New Covenant Ministry

8 how shall not rather the ministry of the Spirit subsist in glory? 9 For if the ministry of condemnation be glory, much rather the ministry of righteousness abounds in glory. 10 For also that which was glorified is not glorified in this respect, on account of the surpassing glory.



Cross References

Hebrews 12:18-21

For ye have not come to the mount that might be touched and was all on fire, and to obscurity, and darkness, and tempest,

Romans 3:21-22

But now without law righteousness of God is manifested, borne witness to by the law and the prophets;

Exodus 19:12-19

And set bounds round about the people, saying, Take heed to yourselves, not to go up unto the mountain nor touch the border of it: whatever toucheth the mountain shall certainly be put to death:

Exodus 20:18-19

And all the people saw the thunderings, and the flames, and the sound of the trumpet, and the mountain smoking; and when the people saw it, they trembled, and stood afar off,

Isaiah 46:13

I bring near my righteousness; it shall not be far off, and my salvation shall not delay; and I will give salvation in Zion, and unto Israel my glory.

Jeremiah 23:6

In his days Judah shall be saved, and Israel shall dwell in safety; and this is his name whereby he shall be called, Jehovah our Righteousness.

Romans 1:17-18

for righteousness of God is revealed therein, on the principle of faith, to faith: according as it is written, But the just shall live by faith.

Romans 4:11

And he received the sign of circumcision as seal of the righteousness of faith which he had being in uncircumcision, that he might be the father of all them that believe being in uncircumcision, that righteousness might be reckoned to them also;

Romans 5:15-21

But shall not the act of favour be as the offence? For if by the offence of one the many have died, much rather has the grace of God, and the free gift in grace, which is by the one man Jesus Christ, abounded unto the many.

Romans 8:3-4

For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God, having sent his own Son, in likeness of flesh of sin, and for sin, has condemned sin in the flesh,

Romans 10:3-10

For they, being ignorant of God's righteousness, and seeking to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted to the righteousness of God.

1 Corinthians 1:30

But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who has been made to us wisdom from God, and righteousness, and holiness, and redemption;

1 Corinthians 15:41

one the sun's glory, and another the moon's glory, and another the stars' glory; for star differs from star in glory.

2 Corinthians 3:6-7

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.

2 Corinthians 3:10-11

For also that which was glorified is not glorified in this respect, on account of the surpassing glory.

2 Corinthians 5:21

Him who knew not sin he has made sin for us, that we might become God's righteousness in him.

Galatians 3:10

For as many as are on the principle of works of law are under curse. For it is written, Cursed is every one who does not continue in all things which are written in the book of the law to do them;

Galatians 5:4-5

Ye are deprived of all profit from the Christ as separated from him, as many as are justified by law; ye have fallen from grace.

Philippians 3:9

and that I may be found in him, not having my righteousness, which would be on the principle of law, but that which is by faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God through faith,

Hebrews 3:5-6

And Moses indeed was faithful in all his house, as a ministering servant, for a testimony of the things to be spoken after;

2 Peter 1:1

Simon Peter, bondman and apostle of Jesus Christ, to them that have received like precious faith with us through the righteousness of our God and Saviour Jesus Christ:

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