2 Corinthians 3:3

being revealed that you are a letter of Christ, served by us, written not with ink, but with the Spirit of the living God; not in tablets of stone, but in tablets that are hearts of flesh.

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This is one of my favourite verses from the Bible. I don’t like any of the translations on the Online Parallel Bible. The translation in my copy of Spinoza’s tractatus I liked, but I don’t have it with me. It went something like this:

And as for you, it is clear you are a letter from Christ, given to us to deliver, written not with ink, but with the Spirit of the living God; written not on tablets of stone, but written on the living human heart.

2 Comments

  1. Don’t know if you have seen the ESV translation of this verse: “And you show that you are a letter from Christ delivered by us, written not with ink but with the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of human hearts.” I like the imagery it gives that the human heart is not stone but can be written on. Just a thought.

  2. Ivan said

    Aha! That is a good translation. Interesting, thanks.

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