2corinthians

2 Cor. 3:3 - NIV, NAB - in Irenaeus Against Heresies Book V

And that the Spirit lays hold on the flesh, he says in the same Epistle, "That ye axe the epistle of Christ, ministered by us, inscribed not with ink, but with the Spirit of the living God, not in tables of stone, but in the fleshly tables of the heart."[108]

2 Cor. 3:3 - NIV, NAB - in Origen Commentary on Matthew Book XII

gs above; and, in order that these might be set up, it was necessary that He should go unto the Jerusalem below, and there suffer many things from the elders in it, and the chief priests and scribes of the people, in order that He might be glorified by the heavenly elders who could receive his bounties, and by diviner high-priests who are ordained under the one High-Priest, and that He might be glorified by the scribes of the people who are occupied with letters "not written with ink"[138]

2 Cor. 3:5 - NIV, NAB - in Origen Against Celsus Book VI

" For it is the custom of Scripture to give to "intelligent beings" the names of "spirits" and "spiritual things," by way of distinction from those which are the objects of "sense; "as when Paul says, "But our sufficiency is of God; who hath also 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,"[366]

2 Cor. 3:6 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian Against Marcion Book V

Therefore "the New Testament" will appertain to none other than Him who promised it-if not "its letter, yet its spirit; "[501]

2 Cor. 3:6 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian Against Marcion Book V

Even if "the letter killeth, yet the Spirit giveth life; "[503]

2 Cor. 3:6 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian On Modesty

yet (he means) according to "the law of the letter,"[193]

2 Cor. 3:6 - NIV, NAB - in Origen de Principiis Book I

It is the custom of sacred Scripture, when it wishes to designate anything opposed to this gross and solid body, to call it spirit, as in the expression, "The letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life,"[6]

2 Cor. 3:6 - NIV, NAB - in Origen Against Celsus Book VII

" Yet evidently the prophet is not saying things which are contradictory of each other. Paul in like manner says, that "the letter killeth, and the spirit giveth life,"[29]

2 Cor. 3:6 - NIV, NAB - in Archelaus Acts of the Disputation with the Heresiarch Manes

as Paul, too, has given these further testimonies, that "the letter killeth, and quickeneth no man,"[241]

2 Cor. 3:6 - NIV, NAB - in Archelaus Acts of the Disputation with the Heresiarch Manes

For even that which was made glorious had no glory in this respect, by reason of the glory that excelleth. For if that which shall be done away is glorious, much more that which remaineth is glorious."[431]

2 Cor. 3:6 - NIV, NAB - in Methodius Oration Concerning Simeon and Anna

Set me free from the yoke of condemnation, and place me under the yoke of justification. Deliver me from the yoke of the curse, and of the letter that killeth;[73]

2 Cor. 3:6 - NIV, NAB - in Origen Commentary on John Book IV

to deliver the word not to Barbarians only, but also to Greeks, and not only to the unwise, who would easily agree with him, but also to the wise. For he was made sufficient[6]

2 Cor. 3:7 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian Against Marcion Book V

He alludes to Moses' veil, covered with which "his face could not be stedfastly seen by the children of Israel."[507]

2 Cor. 3:7 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian Against Marcion Book V

Since he did this to maintain the superiority of the glory of the New Testament, which is permanent in its glory, over that of the Old, "which was to be done away,"[508]

2 Cor. 3:7 - NIV, NAB - in Origen Against Celsus Book VII

Paul in like manner, when he wishes to disparage the law taken literally, says, "If the ministration of death, written and engraven in stones, was glorious, so that the children of Israel could not stedfastly behold the face of Moses for the glory of his countenance, which glory was to be done away; how shall not the ministration of the Spirit be rather glorious? "[31]

2 Cor. 3:7 - NIV, NAB - in Archelaus Acts of the Disputation with the Heresiarch Manes

and that "the law is the ministration of death,"[242]

2 Cor. 3:7 - NIV, NAB - in Archelaus Acts of the Disputation with the Heresiarch Manes

For if we reckon that man is justified without the works of the law, and if Abraham was counted righteous, how much more shall those obtain righteousness who have fulfilled the law which contains the things that are expedient for men? And seeing that you have made mention only of three several scriptures, in terms of which the apostle has declared that "the law is a ministration of death,"[251]

2 Cor. 3:7 - NIV, NAB - in Archelaus Acts of the Disputation with the Heresiarch Manes

in letters on the stones, was made in glory, so that the children of Israel could not stedfastly behold the face of Moses for the glory of his countenance; which glory was to be done away; "[496]

2 Cor. 3:7 - NIV, NAB - in Origen Commentary on Matthew Book X

and old things, things "written and engraven on stones,"[89]

2 Cor. 3:7 - NIV, NAB - in Origen Commentary on Matthew Book XI

For since there are two things to be understood in regard to the law, the ministration of death which was engraven in letters[131]

2 Cor. 3:10 - NIV, NAB - in Origen Commentary on Matthew Book X

But "that which hath been made glorious hath not been made glorious in this respect by reason of the glory that surpasseth; "[39]

2 Cor. 3:13 - NIV, NAB - in Archelaus Acts of the Disputation with the Heresiarch Manes

This, therefore, is the word of censure upon the children of Israel, because they read Moses and yet do not understand him, and refuse to turn to the Lord; for it is He that was prophesied of by Moses as about to come. This, then, is the veil which was placed upon the face of Moses,[504]

2 Cor. 3:14 - NIV, NAB - in Shepherd of Hermas Commandment Twelfth

but their hearts hardened,[12]

2 Cor. 3:14 - NIV, NAB - in Clement of Alexandria Stromata Book IV

So far the apostle respecting knowledge; and in the second Epistle to the Corinthians he calls the common "teaching of faith" the savour of knowledge. "For unto this day the same veil remains on many in the reading of the Old Testament,"[142]

2 Cor. 3:14 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian Against Marcion Book V

is superiority possible where was previously the thing over which superiority can be affirmed. But then he says, "But their minds were blinded"[509]

2 Cor. 3:14 - NIV, NAB - in Cyprian Treatise XII Three Books of Testimonies Against the Jews

Also in the second Epistle to the Corinthians: "Their minds are blinded even unto this day, by this same veil which is taken away in Christ, while this same veil remains in the reading of the Old Testament, which is not unveiled, because it is made void in Christ; and even to this day, if at any time Moses is read, the veil is upon their heart. But by and by, when they shall be turned unto the Lord, the veil shall be taken away."[33]

2 Cor. 3:14 - NIV, NAB - in Archelaus Acts of the Disputation with the Heresiarch Manes

Nevertheless, when it shall turn to the Lord, the veil shall be taken away. Now the Lord is that Spirit."[503]

2 Cor. 3:14 - NIV, NAB - in Origen Commentary on John Book X

But the disciples go and find the ass tied and loose it, for it cannot have Jesus on account of the covering that is laid upon it by the law.[84]

2 Cor. 3:15 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian Against Marcion Book V

Of Israel he says, Even unto this day the same veil is upon their heart; "[511]

2 Cor. 3:15 - NIV, NAB - in Origen de Principiis Book I

" The apostle, moreover, says, "Even unto this day, when Moses is read, the veil is upon their heart: nevertheless, when it shall turn to the Lord, the veil shall be taken away: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty."[7]

2 Cor. 3:15 - NIV, NAB - in Origen Against Celsus Book V

agree about the meaning of their contents; for we do not regulate our lives like the Jews, because we are of opinion that the literal acceptation of the laws is not that which conveys the meaning of the legislation. And we maintain, that "when Moses is read, the veil is upon their heart,"[190]

2 Cor. 3:15 - NIV, NAB - in Pseudo-Gregory Thaumaturgus A Sectional Confession of Faith

But we all with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image, from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord."[82]

2 Cor. 3:16 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian Against Marcion Book V

e predictions of Moses relating to Christ, in whom it was their duty to believe through him, are as yet unfulfilled? What had the apostle of a strange Christ to complain of, if the Jews failed in understanding the mysterious announcements of their own God, unless the veil which was upon their hearts had reference to that blindness which concealed from their eyes the Christ of Moses? Then, again, the words which follow, But when it shall turn to the Lord, the evil shall be taken away,"[512]

2 Cor. 3:16 - NIV, NAB - in Origen Commentary on Matthew Book XI

were the plant which the heavenly Father planted; but those who were not such, but guarded with care the letter which killeth only, were not a plant of God but of him who hardened their heart, and put a veil over it, which veil had power over them so long as they did not turn to the Lord; "for if any one should turn to the Lord, the veil is taken away, and the Lord is the Spirit."[134]

2 Cor. 3:17 - NIV, NAB - in Origen Against Celsus Book VI

that we are to worship the Father, but "in truth," which "came by Jesus Christ," after the giving of the law by Moses. For when we turn to the Lord (and the Lord is a Spirit[371]

2 Cor. 3:17 - NIV, NAB - in A Treatise of Novatian Concerning the Trinity

"And where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty."[256]

2 Cor. 3:18 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian Against Marcion Book V

of the heart, which in the Jews had been covered with a veil), "beholding Christ, are changed into the same image, from that glory" (wherewith Moses was transfigured as by the glory of the Lord) "to another glory."[513]

2 Cor. 3:18 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian Against Marcion Book V

By thus setting forth the glory which illumined the person of Moses from his interview with God, and the veil which concealed the same from the infirmity of the people, and by superinducing thereupon the revelation and the glory of the Spirit in the person of Christ-"even as," to use his words, "by the Spirit of the Lord"[514]

2 Cor. 3:18 - NIV, NAB - in Methodius Oration Concerning Simeon and Anna

Today the accomplishment of that ancient and true counsel is, in fact and deed, gloriously manifested to the world. Today, without any covering,[2]

2 Cor. 3:18 - NIV, NAB - in Origen Commentary on Matthew Book XII

Many then will say to the Saviour, "Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God; "but not all who say this will say it to Him, as not at all having learned it by the revelation of flesh and blood but by the Father in heaven Himself taking away the veil that lay upon their heart, in order that after this "with unveiled face reflecting as a mirror the glory of the Lord"[76]