Deuteronomy 10:16
New International Version
Circumcise your hearts, therefore, and do not be stiff-necked any longer.

New Living Translation
Therefore, change your hearts and stop being stubborn.

English Standard Version
Circumcise therefore the foreskin of your heart, and be no longer stubborn.

Berean Study Bible
Circumcise your hearts, therefore, and stiffen your necks no more.

King James Bible
Circumcise therefore the foreskin of your heart, and be no more stiffnecked.

New King James Version
Therefore circumcise the foreskin of your heart, and be stiff-necked no longer.

New American Standard Bible
So circumcise your heart, and do not stiffen your neck any longer.

NASB 1995
“So circumcise your heart, and stiffen your neck no longer.

NASB 1977
“Circumcise then your heart, and stiffen your neck no more.

Amplified Bible
So circumcise [that is, remove sin from] your heart, and be stiff-necked (stubborn, obstinate) no longer.

Christian Standard Bible
Therefore, circumcise your hearts and don’t be stiff-necked any longer.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Therefore, circumcise your hearts and don’t be stiff-necked any longer.

American Standard Version
Circumcise therefore the foreskin of your heart, and be no more stiffnecked.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Circumcise the uncircumcision of your heart and do not harden your neck again.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Therefore ye shall circumcise the hardness of your heart, and ye shall not harden your neck.

Contemporary English Version
Remember your agreement with the LORD and stop being so stubborn.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Circumcise therefore the foreskin of your heart, and stiffen your neck no more.

English Revised Version
Circumcise therefore the foreskin of your heart, and be no more stiffnecked.

Good News Translation
So then, from now on be obedient to the LORD and stop being stubborn.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So circumcise your uncircumcised hearts, and don't be impossible to deal with any longer.

International Standard Version
Therefore, circumcise your heart and stop being stubborn.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Circumcise therefore the foreskin of your heart, and be no more stiffnecked.

Literal Standard Version
And you have circumcised the foreskin of your heart, and you do not harden your neck anymore.

NET Bible
Therefore, cleanse your heart and stop being so stubborn!

New Heart English Bible
Circumcise therefore the foreskin of your heart, and be no more stiff-necked.

World English Bible
Circumcise therefore the foreskin of your heart, and be no more stiff-necked.

Young's Literal Translation
and ye have circumcised the foreskin of your heart, and your neck ye do not harden any more;

Additional Translations ...
Context
A Call to Obedience
15Yet the LORD has set His affection on your fathers and loved them. And He has chosen you, their descendants after them, above all the peoples, even to this day. 16Circumcise your hearts, therefore, and stiffen your necks no more. 17For the LORD your God is God of gods and Lord of lords, the great, mighty, and awesome God, showing no partiality and accepting no bribe.…

Cross References
Genesis 17:11
You are to circumcise the flesh of your foreskin, and this will be a sign of the covenant between Me and you.

Leviticus 26:41
and I acted with hostility toward them and brought them into the land of their enemies--and if their uncircumcised hearts will be humbled and they will make amends for their iniquity,

Deuteronomy 9:6
Understand, then, that it is not because of your righteousness that the LORD your God is giving you this good land to possess, for you are a stiff-necked people.

Deuteronomy 9:13
The LORD also said to me, "I have seen this people, and they are indeed a stiff-necked people.

Deuteronomy 30:6
The LORD your God will circumcise your hearts and the hearts of your descendants, and you will love Him with all your heart and with all your soul, so that you may live.

Jeremiah 4:4
Circumcise yourselves to the LORD, and remove the foreskins of your hearts, O men of Judah and people of Jerusalem. Otherwise, My wrath will break out like fire and burn with no one to extinguish it, because of your evil deeds."

Ezekiel 44:7
In addition to all your other abominations, you brought in foreigners uncircumcised in both heart and flesh to occupy My sanctuary; you defiled My temple when you offered My food--the fat and the blood; you broke My covenant.


Treasury of Scripture

Circumcise therefore the foreskin of your heart, and be no more stiff necked.

Circumcise

Deuteronomy 30:6
And the LORD thy God will circumcise thine heart, and the heart of thy seed, to love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, that thou mayest live.

Leviticus 26:41
And that I also have walked contrary unto them, and have brought them into the land of their enemies; if then their uncircumcised hearts be humbled, and they then accept of the punishment of their iniquity:

Jeremiah 4:4,14
Circumcise yourselves to the LORD, and take away the foreskins of your heart, ye men of Judah and inhabitants of Jerusalem: lest my fury come forth like fire, and burn that none can quench it, because of the evil of your doings…

stiff-necked

Deuteronomy 9:6,13
Understand therefore, that the LORD thy God giveth thee not this good land to possess it for thy righteousness; for thou art a stiffnecked people…

Deuteronomy 31:27
For I know thy rebellion, and thy stiff neck: behold, while I am yet alive with you this day, ye have been rebellious against the LORD; and how much more after my death?

James 4:6,7
But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble…









(16) Circumcise . . . your heart.--"For circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter" (Romans 2:29). The verse literally runs thus: Circumcise the foreskin of your heart, and ye will harden your neck no more. It is the same line of thought as St. Paul's (Galatians 5:16) "Walk in the Spirit, and (then) ye will not fulfil the lust of the flesh."

(17,18) A great God, a mighty, and a terrible . . . he doth execute the judgment of the fatherless and widow.--"Behold (says Rashi) His might! And close beside His might thou mayest find His humility." It is not otherwise in later passages of Scripture: "He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds. He telleth the number of the stars, and calleth them all by their names."

Verse 16. - They were, therefore, to lay aside all insensibility of heart and all obduracy, to acknowledge God's supremacy, to imitate his beneficence, and to fear and worship him. Circumcise therefore the foreskin of your heart. As circumcision was the symbol of purification and sign of consecration to God, so the Israelites are enjoined to realize in fact what that rite symbolized, viz. purity of heart and receptivity for the things of God. This is enforced by the consideration that Jehovah the alone God, the Almighty, is mighty and terrible without respect to persons, and at the same time is a righteous Judge, and the Protector of the helpless and destitute.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Circumcise
וּמַלְתֶּ֕ם (ū·mal·tem)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - second person masculine plural
Strong's 4135: To cut short, curtail, to blunt, to destroy

your hearts, therefore,
לְבַבְכֶ֑ם (lə·ḇaḇ·ḵem)
Noun - masculine singular construct | second person masculine plural
Strong's 3824: Inner man, mind, will, heart

and stiffen
תַקְשׁ֖וּ (ṯaq·šū)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - second person masculine plural
Strong's 7185: To be hard, severe or fierce

your necks
וְעָ֨רְפְּכֶ֔ם (wə·‘ā·rə·pə·ḵem)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular construct | second person masculine plural
Strong's 6203: The nape, back of the neck, the back

no
לֹ֥א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

more.
עֽוֹד׃ (‘ō·wḏ)
Adverb
Strong's 5750: Iteration, continuance, again, repeatedly, still, more


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