12 Since we have such a hope, jwe are very bold,
13 not like Moses, kwho would put a veil over his face so that the Israelites might not gaze at the outcome of what was being brought to an end. 14 But ltheir minds were mhardened. For to this day, nwhen they read othe old covenant, that same veil remains unlifted, because only through Christ is it taken away. 15 Yes, to this day whenever Moses is read a veil lies over their hearts. 16 But when pone1 turns to the Lord, qthe veil is removed. 17 Now the Lord2 is the Spirit, and where rthe Spirit of the Lord is, there is sfreedom. 18 And we all, with unveiled face, tbeholding uthe glory of the Lord,3 vare being transformed into the same image wfrom one degree of glory to another.4 For this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit.
The Light of the Gospel
4 Therefore, having xthis ministry yby the mercy of God,5 we do not lose heart. 2 But we have renounced zdisgraceful, underhanded ways. We refuse to practice6 cunning or ato tamper with God’s word, but bby the open statement of the truth cwe would commend ourselves to everyone’s conscience in the sight of God.