Skip to content
Catholic Online Logo

2 Corinthians Chapters

1 Are we beginning to commend ourselves to you afresh -- as though we needed, like some others, to have letters of commendation either to you or from you?

2 You yourselves are our letter, written in our hearts, that everyone can read and understand;

3 and it is plain that you are a letter from Christ, entrusted to our care, written not with ink but with the Spirit of the living God; not on stone tablets but on the tablets of human hearts.

4 Such is the confidence we have through Christ in facing God;

5 it is not that we are so competent that we can claim any credit for ourselves; all our competence comes from God.

6 He has given us the competence to be ministers of a new covenant, a covenant which is not of written letters, but of the Spirit; for the written letters kill, but the Spirit gives life.

7 Now if the administering of death, engraved in letters on stone, occurred in such glory that the Israelites could not look Moses steadily in the face, because of its glory, transitory though this glory was,

8 how much more will the ministry of the Spirit occur in glory!

9 For if it is glorious to administer condemnation, to administer saving justice is far richer in glory.

10 Indeed, what was once considered glorious has lost all claim to glory, by contrast with the glory which transcends it.

11 For if what was transitory had any glory, how much greater is the glory of that which lasts for ever.

12 With a hope like this, we can speak with complete fearlessness;

13 not like Moses who put a veil over his face so that the Israelites should not watch the end of what was transitory.

14 But their minds were closed; indeed, until this very day, the same veil remains over the reading of the Old Testament: it is not lifted, for only in Christ is it done away with.

15 As it is, to this day, whenever Moses is read, their hearts are covered with a veil,

16 and this veil will not be taken away till they turn to the Lord.

17 Now this Lord is the Spirit and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.

18 And all of us, with our unveiled faces like mirrors reflecting the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the image that we reflect in brighter and brighter glory; this is the working of the Lord who is the Spirit.


More Bible


Daily Readings

October 19th, 2014

Reading 1, Isaiah 45:1, 4-6: 1 Thus says Yahweh to his anointed one, to Cyrus whom, he ... Responsorial Psalm, Psalms 96:1, 3, 4-5, 7-8, 9-10: 1 Sing a new song to Yahweh! Sing to ... Gospel, Matthew 22:15-21: 15 Then the Pharisees went away to work out between them how to ... ... continue reading

More Daily Readings

Daily Readings by Email

Daily Readings newsletter icon

Daily readings of the Mass. 7 days/week. See Sample


Required


Experience the Bible by Catholic Shopping .com


New Jerusalem Bible

New Jerusalem Bible

The New Jerusalem Bible (NJB) is a Catholic translation of the Bible published in 1985. The New Jerusalem Bible (NJB) has become the most widely used Roman Catholic Bible outside of the United States. It has the imprimatur of Cardinal George Basil Hume.

Like its predecessor, the Jerusalem Bible, the New Jerusalem Bible (NJB) version is translated "directly from the Hebrew, Greek or Aramaic." The 1973 French translation, the Bible de Jerusalem, is followed only "where the text admits to more than one interpretation." Introductions and notes, with some modifications, are taken from the Bible de Jerusalem.

Source: The Very Reverend Dom (Joseph) Henry Wansbrough, OSB, MA (Oxon), STL (Fribourg), LSS (Rome), a monk of Ampleforth Abbey and a biblical scholar. He was General Editor of the New Jerusalem Bible. "New Jerusalem Bible, Regular Edition", pg. v.

Old Testament

New Testament

Newsletters

Newsletter Sign Up icon

Stay up to date with the latest news, information, and special offers

Daily Readings

Reading 1, Isaiah 45:1, 4-6
1 Thus says Yahweh to his anointed one, to Cyrus ... Read More

Psalm, Psalms 96:1, 3, 4-5, 7-8, 9-10
1 Sing a new song to Yahweh! Sing to Yahweh, all the ... Read More

Gospel, Matthew 22:15-21
15 Then the Pharisees went away to work out between ... Read More

Reading 2, First Thessalonians 1:1-5
1 Paul, Silvanus and Timothy, to the Church in ... Read More

Saint of the Day

Saint of the Day for October 19th, 2014 Image

Sts. Isaac Jogues and Rene Goupil
October 19: In 1642 the Huron country was in great distress. Harvests were ... Read More

Inform, Inspire & Ignite Logo

Find Catholic Online on Facebook and get updates right in your live feed.

Become a fan of Catholic Online on Facebook


Follow Catholic Online on Twitter and get News and Product updates.

Follow us on Twitter