2Cor 3:7-4:6

7Now if the ministry of death, chiseled in letters on stone tablets, came in glory so that the people of Israel could not gaze at Moses' face because of the glory of his face, a glory now set aside,8how much more will the ministry of the Spirit come in glory?9For if there was glory in the ministry of condemnation, much more does the ministry of justification abound in glory!10Indeed, what once had glory has lost its glory because of the greater glory;11for if what was set aside came through glory, much more has the permanent come in glory!12Since, then, we have such a hope, we act with great boldness,13not like Moses, who put a veil over his face to keep the people of Israel from gazing at the end of the glory that was being set aside.14But their minds were hardened. Indeed, to this very day, when they hear the reading of the old covenant, that same veil is still there, since only in Christ is it set aside.15Indeed, to this very day whenever Moses is read, a veil lies over their minds;16but when one turns to the Lord, the veil is removed.17Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.18And all of us, with unveiled faces, seeing the glory of the Lord as though reflected in a mirror, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another; for this comes from the Lord, the Spirit.Chapter 4Treasure in Clay Jars 1Therefore, since it is by God's mercy that we are engaged in this ministry, we do not lose heart.2We have renounced the shameful things that one hides; we refuse to practice cunning or to falsify God's word; but by the open statement of the truth we commend ourselves to the conscience of everyone in the sight of God.3And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing.4In their case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.5For we do not proclaim ourselves; we proclaim Jesus Christ as Lord and ourselves as your slaves for Jesus' sake.6For it is the God who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.