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2 Corinthians 3:10

    2 Corinthians 3:10 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    For even that which was made glorious had no glory in this respect, by reason of the glory that excelleth.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    For even that which was made glorious had no glory in this respect, by reason of the glory that excels.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    For verily that which hath been made glorious hath not been made glorious in this respect, by reason of the glory that surpasseth.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    For the glory of the first no longer seems to be glory, because of the greater glory of that which comes after.

    Webster's Revision

    For verily that which hath been made glorious hath not been made glorious in this respect, by reason of the glory that surpasseth.

    World English Bible

    For most certainly that which has been made glorious has not been made glorious in this respect, by reason of the glory that surpasses.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    For verily that which hath been made glorious hath not been made glorious in this respect, by reason of the glory that surpasseth.

    Clarke's Commentary on 2 Corinthians 3:10

    For even that which was made glorious - The law, which was exhibited for a time in great glory and splendor, partly when it was given, and partly by the splendor of God in the tabernacle and first temple; but all this ceased and was done away; was intended to give place to the Gospel; and has actually given place to that system; so that now, in no part of the world is that law performed, even by the people who are attached to it and reject the Gospel.

    The glory that excelleth - The Gospel dispensation, giving supereminent displays of the justice, holiness, goodness, mercy, and majesty of God.

    Barnes' Notes on 2 Corinthians 3:10

    For even that which was made glorious - (τὸ δεδοξασμένον to dedoxasmenon). That was splendid, excellent, or glorious. This refers doubtless, to the laws and institutions of Moses, especially to the primary giving of the Law. Paul does not deny that it had an honor and majesty such, in some respects, as the Jews claimed for it. It was glorious in the manner in which it was given; it was glorious in the purity of the Law itself; and it was glorious, or splendid in the magnificent and imposing ritual in which the worship of God was celebrated. But all this was surpassed in the brighter glory of the gospel.

    Had no glory - Greek: "Was not glorious, or splendid" (οὐδὲ δεδόξασται oude deoxastai. It had comparatively no glory or splendor. Its glory was all eclipsed. It was like the splendor of the moon and stars compared with the bright light of the sun.

    By reason of the glory that excelleth - In the gospel; in the incarnation, life, sufferings, death, and resurrection of the Lord Jesus; in the pardon of sin; in the peace and joy of the believer; and in the glories of the heavenly world to which the gospel elevates dying men.

    Wesley's Notes on 2 Corinthians 3:10

    3:10 It hath no glory in this respect, because of the glory that excelleth - That is, none in comparison of this more excellent glory. The greater light swallows up the less.