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  • PARALLEL BIBLE - 2 Corinthians 3:17


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    King James Bible - 2 Corinthians 3:17

    Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.

    World English Bible

    Now the Lord is the Spirit and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.

    Douay-Rheims - 2 Corinthians 3:17

    Now the Lord is a Spirit. And where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.

    Webster's Bible Translation

    Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.

    Greek Textus Receptus


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    Treasury of Scriptural Knowledge

    VERSE (17) -
    :6 Joh 6:63 1Co 15:45

    SEV Biblia, Chapter 3:17

    Porque el Seor es el Espíritu; y donde hay aquel Espíritu del Seor, allí hay libertad.

    Clarke's Bible Commentary - 2 Corinthians 3:17

    Verse 17. Now the
    Lord is that Spirit] In ver. 6, 8, the word to pneuma, spirit, evidently signifies the Gospel; so called because it points out the spiritual nature and meaning of the law; because it produces spiritual effects; and because it is especially the dispensation of the Spirit of God. Here Jesus Christ is represented as that Spirit, because he is the end of the law for justification to every one that believes; and because the residue of the Spirit is with him, and he is the dispenser of all its gifts, graces, and influences.

    And where the Spirit of the Lord is] Wherever this Gospel is received, there the Spirit of the Lord is given; and wherever that Spirit lives and works, there is liberty, not only from Jewish bondage, but from the slavery of sin-from its power, its guilt, and its pollution. See John viii. 33-36, and the notes there.


    John Gill's Bible Commentary

    Ver. 17. Now the Lord is that Spirit , etc..] The Lord, to whom the heart is turned, when the veil is removed, is Jesus Christ; and he is that Spirit, or the Spirit: he, as God, is of a spiritual nature and essence; he is a spirit, as God is said to be, ( John 4:24) he is the giver of the Spirit of God, and the very life and spirit of the law, without whom as the end of it, it is a mere dead letter: or rather as by Moses in ( 2 Corinthians 3:15) is meant, the law of Moses, so by the Lord here may be meant the Gospel of Christ: and this is that Spirit, of which the apostles were made ministers, and is said to give life, ( 2 Corinthians 3:6). And where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty ; which may be understood of the third person in the Godhead; where he is as a spirit of illumination, there is freedom from former blindness and darkness; where he is as a spirit of regeneration and sanctification, there is freedom from the bondage of sin, and captivity of Satan; where he is as a comforter, there is freedom from the fear of hell, wrath, and damnation: where he is as a spirit of adoption, there is the freedom of children with a father; where he is as a spirit of prayer and supplication, there is liberty of access to God with boldness, Though rather the Gospel as attended with the Spirit of God, in opposition to the law, is here designed; and which points out another difference between the law and the Gospel; where the law is, there is bondage, it genders to it; it has a natural tendency to it: quite contrary is this to what the Jews say, who call the law, twryj , liberty: and say, that he that studies in the law, hath alkm wryj , freedom from everything: whereas it gives freedom in nothing, but leads into, and brings on persons a spirit of bondage; it exacts rigorous obedience, where there is no strength to perform; it holds men guilty, curses and condemns for non-obedience; so that such as are under it, and of the works of it, are always under a spirit of bondage; they obey not from love, but fear, as servants or slaves for wages, and derive all their peace and comfort from their obedience: but where the Gospel takes place under the influence of the Spirit of God, there is liberty; not to sin, which is contrary to the Gospel, to the Spirit of God in believers, and to the principle of grace wrought in their souls; but a liberty from the bondage and servitude of it: a liberty from the law's rigorous exaction, curse, and condemnation, and from the veil of former blindness and ignorance.

    Matthew Henry Commentary

    Verses 12-18 - It is the
    duty of the ministers of the gospel to use great plainness or clearness, of speech. The Old Testament believers had only cloud and passing glimpses of that glorious Saviour, and unbelievers looke no further than to the outward institution. But the great precepts of the gospel, believe, love, obey, are truths stated as clearly a possible. And the whole doctrine of Christ crucified, is made as plai as human language can make it. Those who lived under the law, had veil upon their hearts. This veil is taken away by the doctrines of the Bible about Christ. When any person is converted to God, then the vei of ignorance is taken away. The condition of those who enjoy an believe the gospel is happy, for the heart is set at liberty to run the ways of God's commandments. They have light, and with open face the behold the glory of the Lord. Christians should prize and improve thes privileges. We should not rest contented without knowing the transforming power of the gospel, by the working of the Spirit bringing us to seek to be like the temper and tendency of the glorious gospel of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, and into union with Him We behold Christ, as in the glass of his word; and as the reflectio from a mirror causes the face to shine, the faces of Christians shin also __________________________________________________________________


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    Vincent's NT Word Studies

    17. Now the
    Lord is that Spirit. Kuriov the Lord is used in Exodus xxxiv. 34 for Jehovah. The Lord Christ of ver. 16 is the Spirit who pervades and animates the new covenant of which we are ministers (ver. 6), and the ministration of which is with glory (ver. 8). Compare Rom. viii. 9-11; John xiv. 16, 18.

    Liberty. Compare Rom. viii. 15; Gal. iv. 7.


    Robertson's NT Word Studies

    3:17 {Now the Lord is the Spirit} (ho de kurios to pneuma estin). Some, like E. F. Scott (_The Spirit in the N.T._), take kurios here to be Christ and interpret Paul as denying the personality of the Holy Spirit, identifying Christ and the Holy Spirit. But is not Bernard right here in taking kurios (Lord) in the same sense here as in #Ex 34:34 (enanti kuriou, before the Lord), the very passage that Paul is quoting? Certainly, the Holy Spirit is interchangeably called in the N.T. the Spirit of God and the Spirit of Christ (#Ro 8:9f.). Christ dwells in us by the Holy Spirit, but the language here in #2Co 3:17 should not be pressed unduly (Plummer. See also P. Gardner, _The Religious Experience of St. Paul_, p. 176f.). Note "the Spirit of the Lord" here. {Liberty} (eleuqeria). Freedom of access to God without fear in opposition to the fear in #Ex 34:30. We need no veil and we have free access to God.


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