2 Corinthians 3:11
11 For if that which is done away was glorious, much more that which remaineth is glorious.
I was reading my bible and came across this verse today. As you note this is from the King James bible. I noted in the NIV it says:
2 Corinthians 3:11
11 And if what was fading away came with glory, how much greater is the glory of that which lasts!
I notice the KJV says the ministry of death is already done away while the NIV says that it is fading away.
What’s the big deal you say? Well Paul says that the ministry of death is embedded on stones. The thing is embedded on the stone is the 10 commandments. So the ministry of the 10 commandments is to bring you death.
According to the NIV this ministry still have power because it is fading away. This means the ministry of condemnation still have power over a believer…. Or so it seems.
The KJV on the other hand says that ‘it has been done away with’.
Well I decided to see which was right. Is it being done away with or really having already been done away already?
Here is the Greek word for it:
from 2596 and 691; to be (render) entirely idle (useless), literally or figuratively:–abolish, cease, cumber, deliver, destroy, do away, become (make) of no (none, without) effect, fail, loose, bring (come) to nought, put away (down), vanish away, make void.
This clearly suggests that the ministry of the 10 commandments is NOT fading away. It is DONE away with. It is absolutely abolished. This is great news. It means what brings you death and condemnation is not only losing ground but is totally vanished.
As such you have absolute claim to life and righteousness. Death and condemnation have no trace (no not one bit) in your life anymore.
Jesus abolished in his flesh the law with its commandments and regulations.
May you receive great health and live free from condemnation now that you believe Jesus for you.