Holy Scripture: "you shall not cover your faces"

June 19, 2020

Ezechiel Chapter 24:22-24

[22] And you shall do as I have done: you shall not cover your faces, nor shall you eat the meat of mourners. [23] You shall have crowns on your heads, and shoes on your feet: you shall not lament nor weep, but you shall pine away for your iniquities, and every one shall sigh with his brother. [24] And Ezechiel shall be unto you for a sign of things to come: according to all that he hath done, so shall you do, when this shall come to pass: and you shall know that I am the Lord God.

Douay-Rheims Bible 2nd Epistle of St Paul to the Corinthians Chapter 3 http://www.drbo.org/chapter/54003.htm [16] But when they shall be converted to the Lord, the veil shall be taken away. [17] Now the Lord is a Spirit. And where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. [18] But we all beholding the glory of the Lord with open face, are transformed into the same image from glory to glory, as by the Spirit of the Lord. ### http://www.usccb.org/bible/2corinthians/3#55003016-g 2 Corinthians, chapter 3 16 but whenever a person turns to the Lord the veil is removed.g 17 Now the Lord is the Spirit,* and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. 18 * All of us, gazing with unveiled face on the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, as from the Lord who is the Spirit.h


* [3:18] Another application of the veil image. All of us…with unveiled face: Christians (Israelites from whom the veil has been removed) are like Moses, standing in God’s presence, beholding and reflecting his glory. Gazing: the verb may also be translated “contemplating as in a mirror”; 2 Cor 4:6 would suggest that the mirror is Christ himself. Are being transformed: elsewhere Paul speaks of transformation, conformity to Jesus, God’s image, as a reality of the end time, and even 2 Cor 3:12 speaks of the glory as an object of hope. But the life-giving Spirit, the distinctive gift of the new covenant, is already present in the community (cf. 2 Cor 1:22, the “first installment”), and the process of transformation has already begun. Into the same image: into the image of God, which is Christ (2 Cor 4:4).


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