What is 2 Corinthians 3 verse 6?
Firstly, it is of course the Bible reference for a sentence found in the middle of the second letter written by the apostle Paul to the young church that he had founded and continued to care for in ancient Corinth.
In the ‘authorised’ King James (1611) translation of the Bible it reads like this: Who also hath 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.
The more recent New International Version (2011) similarly translates it as: He has made us competent as ministers of a new covenant—not of the letter but of the Spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life.
Hence, competence for ministry! This site aims to explore and explain something of the importance of this verse for all who seek to serve the church of Jesus Christ as ministers, in whatever position or capacity.
Enjoy exploring these pages. The prayer is that you will find them enjoyable, inspiring and empowering in your own ever more fruitful ministry. If you are able to contribute anything helpful, please get in touch.