2 Corinthians 3:1-18, NLT
2 Corinthians 3
1Are we beginning to praise ourselves again? Are we like others, who need to bring you letters of recommendation, or who ask you to write such letters on their behalf? Surely not!
4We are confident of all this because of our great trust in God through Christ.
The Glory of the New Covenant
7The old way,*3:7 Or ministry; also in 3:8, 9, 10, 11, 12. with laws etched in stone, led to death, though it began with such glory that the people of Israel could not bear to look at Moses’ face. For his face shone with the glory of God, even though the brightness was already fading away.
12Since this new way gives us such confidence, we can be very bold.
16But whenever someone turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away.