2 Cor. 3:8 KJV (With Strong’s)

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How
pos (Greek #4459)
an interrogative particle of manner; in what way? (sometimes the question is indirect, how?); also as exclamation, how much!
KJV usage: how, after (by) what manner (means), that. (Occasionally unexpressed in English).
Pronounce: poce
Origin: adverb from the base of 4226
shall
esomai (Greek #2071)
will be
KJV usage: shall (should) be (have), (shall) come (to pass), X may have, X fall, what would follow, X live long, X sojourn.
Pronounce: es'-om-ahee
Origin: future of 1510
not
ouchi (Greek #3780)
not indeed
KJV usage: nay, not.
Pronounce: oo-khee'
Origin: intensive of 3756
the ministration
ho (Greek #3588)
the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom)
KJV usage: the, this, that, one, he, she, it, etc.
Pronounce: ho
Origin: ἡ (hay), and the neuter τό (to) in all their inflections
diakonia (Greek #1248)
attendance (as a servant, etc.); figuratively (eleemosynary) aid, (official) service (especially of the Christian teacher, or technically of the diaconate)
KJV usage: (ad-)minister(-ing, -tration, -try), office, relief, service(-ing).
Pronounce: dee-ak-on-ee'-ah
Origin: from 1249
of the spirit
ho (Greek #3588)
the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom)
KJV usage: the, this, that, one, he, she, it, etc.
Pronounce: ho
Origin: ἡ (hay), and the neuter τό (to) in all their inflections
pneuma (Greek #4151)
a current of air, i.e. breath (blast) or a breeze; by analogy or figuratively, a spirit, i.e. (human) the rational soul, (by implication) vital principle, mental disposition, etc., or (superhuman) an angel, demon, or (divine) God, Christ's spirit, the Holy Spirit
KJV usage: ghost, life, spirit(-ual, -ually), mind. Compare 5590.
Pronounce: pnyoo'-mah
Origin: from 4154
be
esomai (Greek #2071)
will be
KJV usage: shall (should) be (have), (shall) come (to pass), X may have, X fall, what would follow, X live long, X sojourn.
Pronounce: es'-om-ahee
Origin: future of 1510
rather
mallon (Greek #3123)
(adverbially) more (in a greater degree)) or rather
KJV usage: + better, X far, (the) more (and more), (so) much (the more), rather.
Pronounce: mal'-lon
Origin: neuter of the comparative of the same as 3122
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en (Greek #1722)
"in," at, (up-)on, by, etc.
KJV usage: about, after, against, + almost, X altogether, among, X as, at, before, between, (here-)by (+ all means), for (... sake of), + give self wholly to, (here-)in(-to, -wardly), X mightily, (because) of, (up-)on, (open-)ly, X outwardly, one, X quickly, X shortly, (speedi-)ly, X that, X there(-in, -on), through(-out), (un-)to(-ward), under, when, where(-with), while, with(-in). Often used in compounds, with substantially the same import; rarely with verbs of motion, and then not to indicate direction, except (elliptically) by a separate (and different) preposition.
Pronounce: en
Origin: a primary preposition denoting (fixed) position (in place, time or state), and (by implication) instrumentality (medially or constructively), i.e. a relation of rest (intermediate between 1519 and 1537)
glorious
doxa (Greek #1391)
glory (as very apparent), in a wide application (literal or figurative, objective or subjective)
KJV usage: dignity, glory(-ious), honour, praise, worship.
Pronounce: dox'-ah
Origin: from the base of 1380
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the ministration.
2 Cor. 3:6,17• 6who has also made us competent, as ministers of the new covenant; not of letter, but of spirit. For the letter kills, but the Spirit quickens.
17Now the Lord is the Spirit, but where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.
(2 Cor. 3:6,17)
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2 Cor. 11:4• 4For if indeed he that comes preaches another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or ye get a different Spirit, which ye have not got, or a different glad tidings, which ye have not received, ye might well bear with it. (2 Cor. 11:4)
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Isa. 11:2• 2and the Spirit of Jehovah shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of Jehovah. (Isa. 11:2)
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Isa. 44:3• 3For I will pour water upon him that is thirsty, and floods upon the dry ground; I will pour my Spirit upon thy seed, and my blessing upon thine offspring. (Isa. 44:3)
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Isa. 59:21• 21And as for me, this is my covenant with them, saith Jehovah: My spirit that is upon thee, and my words which I have put in thy mouth, shall not depart out of thy mouth, nor out of the mouth of thy seed, nor out of the mouth of thy seed's seed, saith Jehovah, from henceforth and for ever. (Isa. 59:21)
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Joel 2:28‑29• 28And it shall come to pass afterwards that I will pour out my Spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions.
29Yea, even upon the bondmen and upon the handmaids in those days will I pour out my Spirit.
(Joel 2:28‑29)
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John 1:17• 17For the law was given by Moses: grace and truth subsists through Jesus Christ. (John 1:17)
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John 7:39• 39But this he said concerning the Spirit, which they that believed on him were about to receive; for the Spirit was not yet, because Jesus had not yet been glorified. (John 7:39)
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Acts 2:17‑18,32‑33• 17And it shall be in the last days, saith God, that I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your elders shall dream with dreams;
18yea, even upon my bondmen and upon my bondwomen in those days will I pour out of my Spirit, and they shall prophesy.
32This Jesus has God raised up, whereof all *we* are witnesses.
33Having therefore been exalted by the right hand of God, and having received of the Father the promise of the Holy Spirit, he has poured out this which *ye* behold and hear.
(Acts 2:17‑18,32‑33)
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Rom. 8:9‑16• 9But *ye* are not in flesh but in Spirit, if indeed God's Spirit dwell in you; but if any one has not the Spirit of Christ *he* is not of him:
10but if Christ be in you, the body is dead on account of sin, but the Spirit life on account of righteousness.
11But if the Spirit of him that has raised up Jesus from among the dead dwell in you, he that has raised up Christ from among the dead shall quicken your mortal bodies also on account of his Spirit which dwells in you.
12So then, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live according to flesh;
13for if ye live according to flesh, ye are about to die; but if, by the Spirit, ye put to death the deeds of the body, ye shall live:
14for as many as are led by the Spirit of God, *these* are sons of God.
15For ye have not received a spirit of bondage again for fear, but ye have received a spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.
16The Spirit itself bears witness with our spirit, that we are children of God.
(Rom. 8:9‑16)
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1 Cor. 3:16• 16Do ye not know that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwells in you? (1 Cor. 3:16)
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1 Cor. 12:4‑11• 4But there are distinctions of gifts, but the same Spirit;
5and there are distinctions of services, and the same Lord;
6and there are distinctions of operations, but the same God who operates all things in all.
7But to each the manifestation of the Spirit is given for profit.
8For to one, by the Spirit, is given the word of wisdom; and to another the word of knowledge, according to the same Spirit;
9and to a different one faith, in the power of the same Spirit; and to another gifts of healing in the power of the same Spirit;
10and to another operations of miracles; and to another prophecy; and to another discerning of spirits; and to a different one kinds of tongues; and to another interpretation of tongues.
11But all these things operates the one and the same Spirit, dividing to each in particular according as he pleases.
(1 Cor. 12:4‑11)
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Gal. 3:2‑5,14• 2This only I wish to learn of you, Have ye received the Spirit on the principle of works of law, or of the report of faith?
3Are ye so senseless? having begun in Spirit, are ye going to be made perfect in flesh?
4Have ye suffered so many things in vain, if indeed also in vain?
5He therefore who ministers to you the Spirit, and works miracles among you, is it on the principle of works of law, or of the report of faith?
14that the blessing of Abraham might come to the nations in Christ Jesus, that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.
(Gal. 3:2‑5,14)
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Gal. 5:5,22‑23• 5For we, by the Spirit, on the principle of faith, await the hope of righteousness.
22But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long-suffering, kindness, goodness, fidelity,
23meekness, self-control: against such things there is no law.
(Gal. 5:5,22‑23)
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Eph. 2:18• 18For through him we have both access by one Spirit to the Father. (Eph. 2:18)
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2 Thess. 2:13• 13But we ought to give thanks to God always for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, that God has chosen you from the beginning to salvation in sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth: (2 Thess. 2:13)
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1 Peter 1:2• 2elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, by sanctification of the Spirit, unto the obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ: Grace to you and peace be multiplied. (1 Peter 1:2)
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Jude 19‑20• 19These are they who set themselves apart, natural men, not having the Spirit.
20But *ye*, beloved, building yourselves up on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit,
(Jude 19‑20)
 The Holy Spirit Himself, who gave its force, revealed that glory, and, by dwelling and working in the believer, enables him to enjoy it. (2 Corinthians 3 by J.N. Darby)

J. N. Darby Translation

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how shall not rather the ministry of the Spirit subsist in glory?

W. Kelly Translation

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how shall not the ministry of the Spirit rather be in glory1?

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shall: [See note to 3:7]
Spirit: [See note to 3:7]