Romans 2:26
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New International Version
So then, if those who are not circumcised keep the law's requirements, will they not be regarded as though they were circumcised?

New Living Translation
And if the Gentiles obey God's law, won't God declare them to be his own people?

English Standard Version
So, if a man who is uncircumcised keeps the precepts of the law, will not his uncircumcision be regarded as circumcision?

Berean Study Bible
If a man who is not circumcised keeps the requirements of the Law, will not his uncircumcision be regarded as circumcision?

Berean Literal Bible
Therefore if the uncircumcision keeps the requirements of the Law, will not his uncircumcision be reckoned for circumcision?

New American Standard Bible
So if the uncircumcised man keeps the requirements of the Law, will not his uncircumcision be regarded as circumcision?

King James Bible
Therefore if the uncircumcision keep the righteousness of the law, shall not his uncircumcision be counted for circumcision?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Therefore if an uncircumcised man keeps the law's requirements, will his uncircumcision not be counted as circumcision?

International Standard Version
So if a man who is uncircumcised keeps the requirements of the Law, his uncircumcision will be regarded as circumcision, won't it?

NET Bible
Therefore if the uncircumcised man obeys the righteous requirements of the law, will not his uncircumcision be regarded as circumcision?

New Heart English Bible
If therefore the uncircumcised keep the ordinances of the law, won't his uncircumcision be counted as circumcision?

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But if he of the uncircumcision will observe the commandments of The Written Law, behold, is not the uncircumcision accounted for circumcision?

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So if a man does what Moses' Teachings demand, won't he be considered circumcised even if he is uncircumcised?

New American Standard 1977
If therefore the uncircumcised man keeps the requirements of the Law, will not his uncircumcision be regarded as circumcision?

Jubilee Bible 2000
Therefore if the uncircumcised keep the righteousness of the law, shall not his foreskin be counted for circumcision?

King James 2000 Bible
Therefore if the uncircumcision keeps the righteousness of the law, shall not his uncircumcision be counted for circumcision?

American King James Version
Therefore if the uncircumcision keep the righteousness of the law, shall not his uncircumcision be counted for circumcision?

American Standard Version
If therefore the uncircumcision keep the ordinances of the law, shall not his uncircumcision be reckoned for circumcision?

Douay-Rheims Bible
If, then, the uncircumcised keep the justices of the law, shall not this uncircumcision be counted for circumcision?

Darby Bible Translation
If therefore the uncircumcision keep the requirements of the law, shall not his uncircumcision be reckoned for circumcision,

English Revised Version
If therefore the uncircumcision keep the ordinances of the law, shall not his uncircumcision be reckoned for circumcision?

Webster's Bible Translation
Therefore, if the uncircumcision keepeth the righteousness of the law, shall not his uncircumcision be counted for circumcision?

Weymouth New Testament
In the same way if an uncircumcised man pays attention to the just requirements of the Law, shall not his lack of circumcision be overlooked, and,

World English Bible
If therefore the uncircumcised keep the ordinances of the law, won't his uncircumcision be accounted as circumcision?

Young's Literal Translation
If, therefore the uncircumcision the righteousness of the law may keep, shall not his uncircumcision for circumcision be reckoned?
Study Bible
The Jews and the Law
25Circumcision has value if you observe the Law, but if you break the Law, your circumcision has become uncircumcision. 26If a man who is not circumcised keeps the requirements of the Law, will not his uncircumcision be regarded as circumcision? 27The one who is physically uncircumcised yet keeps the Law will condemn you who, even though you have the written code and circumcision, are a lawbreaker.…
Cross References
Romans 2:25
Circumcision has value if you observe the Law, but if you break the Law, your circumcision has become uncircumcision.

Romans 2:27
The one who is physically uncircumcised yet keeps the Law will condemn you who, even though you have the written code and circumcision, are a lawbreaker.

Romans 3:30
since there is One God, who will justify the circumcised by faith and the uncircumcised through that same faith.

Romans 8:4
so that the righteous standard of the Law might be fulfilled in us, who do not live according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.

1 Corinthians 7:19
Circumcision is nothing and uncircumcision is nothing. Keeping God's commandments is what matters.

Galatians 6:15
For neither circumcision nor uncircumcision means anything. What counts is a new creation.

Ephesians 2:11
Therefore remember that formerly you who are Gentiles in the flesh and called uncircumcised by the so-called circumcision (that done in the body by human hands)--
Treasury of Scripture

Therefore if the uncircumcision keep the righteousness of the law, shall not his uncircumcision be counted for circumcision?

Isaiah 56:6,7 Also the sons of the stranger, that join themselves to the LORD, …

Matthew 8:11,12 And I say to you, That many shall come from the east and west, and …

Matthew 15:28 Then Jesus answered and said to her, O woman, great is your faith: …

Acts 10:2-4,34,35 A devout man, and one that feared God with all his house, which gave …

Acts 11:3 Saying, You went in to men uncircumcised, and did eat with them.

1 Corinthians 7:18,19 Is any man called being circumcised? let him not become uncircumcised. …

Philippians 3:3 For we are the circumcision, which worship God in the spirit, and …

Colossians 2:11 In whom also you are circumcised with the circumcision made without hands…

Therefore if the uncircumcision keep,.... These words are spoken hypothetically; if any such persons could be found among the Gentiles who keep the whole law of God; and can only be absolutely understood of such, who from a principle of grace act in obedience to the law; as in the hands of Christ, and who look to Christ as the fulfilling end of it, for righteousness; in whom they keep

the righteousness of the law perfectly:

shall not his uncircumcision be counted for circumcision? by this question it is suggested, that an uncircumcised Gentile, who keeps the law as in the hands of Christ, and under the influences of his Spirit and grace, and keeps it in Christ, is reckoned a circumcised person in a spiritual sense, and must be preferable to a circumcised Jew that breaks it. 26. Therefore if the uncircumcision keep the … law, etc.—Two mistaken interpretations, we think, are given of these words: First, that the case here supposed is an impossible one, and put merely for illustration [Haldane, Chalmers, Hodge]; second that it is the case of the heathen who may and do please God when they act, as has been and is done, up to the light of nature [Grotius, Olshausen, etc.]. The first interpretation is, in our judgment, unnatural; the second, opposed to the apostle's own teaching. But the case here put is, we think, such as that of Cornelius (Ac 10:1-48), who, though outside the external pale of God's covenant, yet having come to the knowledge of the truths contained in it, do manifest the grace of the covenant without the seal of it, and exemplify the character and walk of Abraham's children, though not called by the name of Abraham. Thus, this is but another way of announcing that God was about to show the insufficiency of the mere badge of the Abrahamic covenant, by calling from among the Gentiles a seed of Abraham that had never received the seal of circumcision (see on [2184]Ga 5:6); and this interpretation is confirmed by all that follows.2:25-29 No forms, ordinances, or notions can profit, without regenerating grace, which will always lead to seeking an interest in the righteousness of God by faith. For he is no more a Christian now, than he was really a Jew of old, who is only one outwardly: neither is that baptism, which is outward in the flesh: but he is the real Christian, who is inwardly a true believer, with an obedient faith. And the true baptism is that of the heart, by the washing of regeneration and the renewal of the Holy Ghost; bringing a spiritual frame of mind, and a willing following of truth in its holy ways. Let us pray that we may be made real Christians, not outwardly, but inwardly; in the heart and spirit, not in the letter; baptized, not with water only, but with the Holy Ghost; and let our praise be, not of men, but of God.
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