In fact, what had been glorious is not glorious now by comparison because of the glory that surpasses it.
For if what was set aside was glorious, what endures will be even more glorious.
Since, then, we have such a hope, we act with great boldness.
We are not like Moses, who used to put a veil over his face to prevent the Israelites from gazing steadily until the end of the glory of what was being set aside,
but their minds were hardened. For to this day, at the reading of the old covenant, the same veil remains; it is not lifted, because it is set aside only in Christ.
Yet still today, whenever Moses is read, a veil lies over their hearts,
but whenever a person turns to the Lord, the veil is removed.
Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.
We all, with unveiled faces, are looking as in a mirror at the glory of the Lord and are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory; this is from the Lord who is the Spirit.