English Standard Version
I wish those who unsettle you would emasculate themselves!
King James Bible
I would they were even cut off which trouble you.
American Standard Version
I would that they that unsettle you would even go beyond circumcision.
I would they were even cut off, who trouble you.
English Revised Version
I would that they which unsettle you would even cut themselves off.
Webster's Bible Translation
I would they were even cut off who trouble you.
Weymouth New Testament
Would to God that those who are unsettling your faith would even mutilate themselves.
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CommentaryVincent's Word Studies
They were cut off (ἀποκόψονται)
More correctly, would cut themselves off. Perhaps the severest expression in Paul's Epistles. It turns on the practice of circumcision. Paul says in effect: "These people are disturbing you by insisting on circumcision. I would that they would make thorough work of it in their own case, and, instead of merely amputating the foreskin, would castrate themselves, as heathen priests do. Perhaps that would be even a more powerful help to salvation." With this passage should be compared Philippians 3:2, Philippians 3:3, also aimed at the Judaisers: "Beware of the concision" (τὴν κατατομήν), the word directing attention to the fact that these persons had no right to claim circumcision in the true sense. Unaccompanied by faith, love, and obedience, circumcision was no more than physical mutilation. They belonged in the category of those referred to in Leviticus 21:5. Comp. Paul's words on the true circumcision, Romans 2:28, Romans 2:29; Philippians 3:3; Colossians 2:11.
Which trouble (ἀναστατοῦντες)
Only here in Paul, and twice elsewhere, Acts 17:6; Acts 21:38. olxx. Stronger than ταράσσειν disturb. Rather to upset or overthrow. The usual phrase in Class. is ἀνάστατον ποιεῖν to make an upset. Used of driving out from home, ruining a city or country. See on madest an uproar, Acts 21:38. Rev. unsettle is too weak.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
"No one whose testicles are crushed or whose male organ is cut off shall enter the assembly of the LORD.
Yet because of false brothers secretly brought in--who slipped in to spy out our freedom that we have in Christ Jesus, so that they might bring us into slavery--
I have confidence in the Lord that you will take no other view, and the one who is troubling you will bear the penalty, whoever he is.
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