Romans 2:28
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New International Version
A person is not a Jew who is one only outwardly, nor is circumcision merely outward and physical.

New Living Translation
For you are not a true Jew just because you were born of Jewish parents or because you have gone through the ceremony of circumcision.

English Standard Version
For no one is a Jew who is merely one outwardly, nor is circumcision outward and physical.

Berean Study Bible
A man is not a Jew because he is one outwardly, nor is circumcision only outward and physical.

Berean Literal Bible
For the one on the outside a Jew is not, neither that on the outside in flesh is circumcision.

New American Standard Bible
For he is not a Jew who is one outwardly, nor is circumcision that which is outward in the flesh.

King James Bible
For he is not a Jew, which is one outwardly; neither is that circumcision, which is outward in the flesh:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For a person is not a Jew who is one outwardly, and true circumcision is not something visible in the flesh.

International Standard Version
For a person is not a Jew because of his appearance, nor is circumcision something just external and physical.

NET Bible
For a person is not a Jew who is one outwardly, nor is circumcision something that is outward in the flesh,

New Heart English Bible
For he is not a Jew who is one outwardly, neither is that circumcision which is outward in the flesh;

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For he is not a Jew who is one outwardly, neither is that which is seen in the flesh circumcision.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
A person is not a Jew because of his appearance, nor is circumcision a matter of how the body looks.

New American Standard 1977
For he is not a Jew who is one outwardly; neither is circumcision that which is outward in the flesh.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For he is not a Jew who is one outwardly, neither is circumcision that which is done outwardly in the flesh;

King James 2000 Bible
For he is not a Jew, who is one outwardly; neither is that circumcision, which is outward in the flesh:

American King James Version
For he is not a Jew, which is one outwardly; neither is that circumcision, which is outward in the flesh:

American Standard Version
For he is not a Jew who is one outwardly; neither is that circumcision which is outward in the flesh:

Douay-Rheims Bible
For it is not he is a Jew, who is so outwardly; nor is that circumcision which is outwardly in the flesh:

Darby Bible Translation
For he is not a Jew who [is] one outwardly, neither that circumcision which is outward in flesh;

English Revised Version
For he is not a Jew, which is one outwardly; neither is that circumcision, which is outward in the flesh:

Webster's Bible Translation
For he is not a Jew, who is one outwardly; neither is that circumcision, which is outward in the flesh:

Weymouth New Testament
For the true Jew is not the man who is simply a Jew outwardly, and true circumcision is not that which is outward and bodily.

World English Bible
For he is not a Jew who is one outwardly, neither is that circumcision which is outward in the flesh;

Young's Literal Translation
For he is not a Jew who is so outwardly, neither is circumcision that which is outward in flesh;
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
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.
Study Bible
The Jews and the Law
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. 28A man is not a Jew because he is one outwardly, nor is circumcision only outward and physical. 29No, a man is a Jew because he is one inwardly, and circumcision is a matter of the heart, by the Spirit, not by the written code. Such a man’s praise does not come from men, but from God.…
Cross References
Jeremiah 4:4
"Circumcise yourselves to the LORD And remove the foreskins of your heart, Men of Judah and inhabitants of Jerusalem, Or else My wrath will go forth like fire And burn with none to quench it, Because of the evil of your deeds."

Jeremiah 9:25
"Behold, the days are coming," declares the LORD, "that I will punish all who are circumcised and yet uncircumcised--

Jeremiah 9:26
Egypt and Judah, and Edom and the sons of Ammon, and Moab and all those inhabiting the desert who clip the hair on their temples; for all the nations are uncircumcised, and all the house of Israel are uncircumcised of heart."

John 8:39
"Abraham is our father," they replied. "If you were children of Abraham," said Jesus, "you would do the works of Abraham.

Romans 2:17
Now you, if you call yourself a Jew; if you rely on the Law and boast in God;

Romans 9:6
It is not as though God's word has failed. For not all who are descended from Israel are Israel.

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

For he is not a Jew, which is one outwardly; neither is that circumcision, which is outward in the flesh:

For he.

Romans 9:6-8 Not as though the word of God has taken none effect. For they are …

Psalm 73:1 Truly God is good to Israel, even to such as are of a clean heart.

Isaiah 1:9-15 Except the LORD of hosts had left to us a very small remnant, we …

Isaiah 48:1,2 Hear you this, O house of Jacob, which are called by the name of …

Hosea 1:6-9 And she conceived again, and bore a daughter. And God said to him, …

Matthew 3:9 And think not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham to our father: …

John 1:47 Jesus saw Nathanael coming to him, and said of him, Behold an Israelite …

John 8:37-39 I know that you are Abraham's seed; but you seek to kill me, because …

Galatians 6:15 For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision avails any thing, nor uncircumcision, …

Revelation 2:9 I know your works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but you are rich) …

neither.

Jeremiah 9:26 Egypt, and Judah, and Edom, and the children of Ammon, and Moab, …

Romans 4:10-12 How was it then reckoned? when he was in circumcision, or in uncircumcision? …

1 Peter 3:21 The like figure whereunto even baptism does also now save us (not …

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