5 It is not that we are adequate to think anything of ourselves, as if anything was from us. But our adequacy is from God.
6 And he has made us suitable ministers of the New Testament, not in the letter, but in the Spirit. For the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life.
7 But if the ministration of death, engraved with letters upon stones, was in glory, (so much so that the sons of Israel were not able to gaze intently upon the face of Moses, because of the glory of his countenance) even though this ministration was ineffective,
8 how could the ministration of the Spirit not be in greater glory?
9 For if the ministration of condemnation is with glory, so much more is the ministration of justice abundant in glory.