Galatians 6:15
New International Version
Neither circumcision nor uncircumcision means anything; what counts is the new creation.

New Living Translation
It doesn't matter whether we have been circumcised or not. What counts is whether we have been transformed into a new creation.

English Standard Version
For neither circumcision counts for anything, nor uncircumcision, but a new creation.

Berean Study Bible
For neither circumcision nor uncircumcision means anything. What counts is a new creation.

Berean Literal Bible
For neither circumcision nor uncircumcision is anything; instead, a new creation.

New American Standard Bible
For neither is circumcision anything, nor uncircumcision, but a new creation.

King James Bible
For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision, but a new creature.

Christian Standard Bible
For both circumcision and uncircumcision mean nothing; what matters instead is a new creation.

Contemporary English Version
It doesn't matter if you are circumcised or not. All that matters is that you are a new person.

Good News Translation
It does not matter at all whether or not one is circumcised; what does matter is being a new creature.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For both circumcision and uncircumcision mean nothing; what matters instead is a new creation.

International Standard Version
For neither circumcision nor uncircumcision matters. Rather, what matters is being a new creation.

NET Bible
For neither circumcision nor uncircumcision counts for anything; the only thing that matters is a new creation!

New Heart English Bible
For neither is circumcision anything, nor uncircumcision, but a new creation.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For the circumcision is not anything, neither is uncircumcision; only the new creation.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Certainly, it doesn't matter whether a person is circumcised or not. Rather, what matters is being a new creation.

New American Standard 1977
For neither is circumcision anything, nor uncircumcision, but a new creation.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision avails any thing nor uncircumcision, but a new creature.

King James 2000 Bible
For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision avails anything, nor uncircumcision, but a new creation.

American King James Version
For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision avails any thing, nor uncircumcision, but a new creature.

American Standard Version
For neither is circumcision anything, nor uncircumcision, but a new creature.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision, but a new creature.

Darby Bible Translation
For [in Christ Jesus] neither is circumcision anything, nor uncircumcision; but new creation.

English Revised Version
For neither is circumcision anything, nor uncircumcision, but a new creature.

Webster's Bible Translation
For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision, but a new creature.

Weymouth New Testament
For neither circumcision nor uncircumcision is of any importance; but only a renewed nature.

World English Bible
For in Christ Jesus neither is circumcision anything, nor uncircumcision, but a new creation.

Young's Literal Translation
for in Christ Jesus neither circumcision availeth anything, nor uncircumcision, but a new creation;
Study Bible
Paul's Final Warning
14But as for me, may I never boast, except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world. 15For neither circumcision nor uncircumcision means anything. What counts is a new creation. 16Peace and mercy to all who walk by this rule, even to the Israel of God.…
Cross References
Romans 2:26
If a man who is not circumcised keeps the requirements of the Law, will not his uncircumcision be regarded as circumcision?

Romans 2:28
A man is not a Jew because he is one outwardly, nor is circumcision only outward and physical.

Romans 6:4
We therefore were buried with Him through baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may walk in newness of life.

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

2 Corinthians 5:17
Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away. Behold, the new has come!

Galatians 5:6
For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision has any value. All that matters is faith, expressed through love.

Ephesians 2:10
For we are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance as our way of life.

Ephesians 2:15
by abolishing in His flesh the law of commandments and decrees. He did this to create in Himself one new man out of the two, thus making peace

Ephesians 4:24
and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.

Philippians 3:3
For it is we who are the circumcision, we who worship by the Spirit of God, who glory in Christ Jesus, and who put no confidence in the flesh--

Colossians 3:10
and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator.

Treasury of Scripture

For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision avails any thing, nor uncircumcision, but a new creature.

in.

Galatians 5:6
For in Jesus Christ neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision; but faith which worketh by love.

Romans 8:1
There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.

2 Corinthians 5:17
Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

neither.

1 Corinthians 7:19
Circumcision is nothing, and uncircumcision is nothing, but the keeping of the commandments of God.

but.

2 Corinthians 5:17
Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

Ephesians 2:10
For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.

Ephesians 4:24
And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.







Lexicon
For
γὰρ (gar)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1063: For. A primary particle; properly, assigning a reason.

neither
οὔτε (oute)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 3777: And not, neither, nor. From ou and te; not too, i.e. Neither or nor; by analogy, not even.

circumcision
περιτομή (peritomē)
Noun - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 4061: Circumcision. From peritemno; circumcision.

nor
οὔτε (oute)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 3777: And not, neither, nor. From ou and te; not too, i.e. Neither or nor; by analogy, not even.

uncircumcision
ἀκροβυστία (akrobystia)
Noun - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 203: From akron and probably a modified form of posthe; the prepuce; by implication, an uncircumcised state or person.

means
ἐστιν (estin)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

anything.
τί (ti)
Interrogative / Indefinite Pronoun - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 5100: Any one, some one, a certain one or thing. An enclitic indefinite pronoun; some or any person or object.

[What counts is]
ἀλλὰ (alla)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 235: But, except, however. Neuter plural of allos; properly, other things, i.e. contrariwise.

a new
καινὴ (kainē)
Adjective - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 2537: Fresh, new, unused, novel. Of uncertain affinity; new

creation.
κτίσις (ktisis)
Noun - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 2937: From ktizo; original formation.
(15) In Christ Jesus.--These words are omitted by the Vatican MS. and by the best editors. They would seem to have come in from the parallel passage in Galatians 5:6.

Neither circumcision . . .--We have had almost the same words in Galatians 5:6 and in 1Corinthians 7:19. It is interesting to note the different ways in which the sentence is completed:--

Circumcision is nothing, and uncircumcision is nothing, but

Faith which worketh by love (Galatians 5:6).

A new creature (Galatians 6:15).

Keeping the commandments of God (1Corinthians 7:19).

The first is an analytical statement of the process which takes place in the Christian; the second is the state resulting from that process; the last is the visible sign and expression of the presence of that state.

A new creature.--The Greek may mean either the "act of new creation" or the "person newly created." The Authorised version apparently takes it in the latter sense, which perhaps is to be preferred.

Verse 15. - For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision availeth anything, nor uncircumcision, but a new creature (οὔτε γὰρ περιτομή τι ἔστιν οὔτε ἀκροβυστία ἀλλὰ καινὴ κτίσις); for neither is circumcision anything, nor un-circumcision, but a new creature (or, creation). The reading of the Textus Receptus, followed in our Authorized Version, is this: ἐν γὰρ Ξριστῷ Ἰησοῦ οὔτε περιτομή τι ἰσχύει οὔτε ἀκροβυστία ἀλλὰ καινὴ κτίσις. But by almost all recent editors this reading is replaced by the one given above. That ἔστιν is the true reading, and not ἰσχύει, all are agreed in thinking; ἰσχύει being regarded as a correction imported from Galatians 5:6. The evidence for the rejection of ἐν Ξριστῷ Ἰησοῦ, which is found in all the uncial manuscripts except the Vatican, is by no means equally decisive. The presence of those words in Galatians 5:6, where they are very suitable to the context, has with great probability been supposed to explain their being also found here, being introduced, like ἰσχύει from the former passage, by the copyists; but here the qualification made by them is not so certainly required. The apostle felt it to be not merely true relatively, that is, for those "in Christ Jesus," but, since Christ died on a cross, true absolutely, that for salvation neither circumcision was aught, nor uncircumcision, but only a new creature. For the discussion of the terms of the aphorism as here stated, as compared with its form in Galatians 5:6 and in 1 Corinthians 7:19, the reader is referred to the notes on Galatians 5:6. The words καινὴ κτίσις may mean either "a new creature," or "a new act of creation making a man a new creature." It is hardly admissible to take κτὶσις as "creation" in a collective sense, as in Romans 8:19; though this may, perhaps, be its meaning in 2 Corinthians 5:17, "If any man is in Christ, there is a new creation," that is (perhaps), he finds himself, as it were, in a new heaven and a new earth. Christians as such are elsewhere described by the apostle as the product of God's creative hand; thus in Ephesians 2:10, "For we are his workmanship (ποίημα), created (κτισθέντες) in Christ Jesus for good works." As "begotten again" (1 Peter 1:23, ἀναγεγεννημένοι), or "born anew" (John 3:3, γεννηθέντες ἄνωθεν), subjects of a "regeneration" (παλιγγενεσία, Titus 3:5), they must, of course, be the products of a new act of creation. In 2 Corinthians 5:14-18 the sentence, "If any man is in Christ, there is a new creation," or "he is a new creature," lies embedded in a passage which describes in language of remarkable intenseness the transforming influence of Christ's death, wherever by faith it has been fully grasped. That passage, occurring as it does in an Epistle written nearly at the same time as the Epistle to the Galatians, leaves no doubt as to the ideas which in the apostle's mind cluster round the term" new creation," mentioned, here too as in effect there, in close connection with the cross of Christ, his sole supreme glory. It points to the state of a sinner consciously reconciled to God by the death of Christ, and finding himself thus translated into the midst of new perceptions, new joys, new habits of life. new expectations. "The old things are passed away" - guilt, the overmastering power of sin, laborious effort after goodness frustrated after all and ineffectual, the servile routine of a dead unquickening ceremonialism: "behold, all things are become new, and all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself through Christ." The phrase, "a new creature," appears to have been used by the Jews to describe the change resulting in the case of a heathen becoming a proselyte. That was no doubt a great change; but far greater seemed to the apostle to be the transformation in the case of one translated from the bondage and darkness of the "letter" into the "newness of the Spirit" (Romans 7:6). lie had himself experienced how marvellously great as well as how blessed the transition was; and he has described it in glowing terms also in Ephesians 1:17-2:10. In the present passage the particle "for" seems to point back, not exclusively to ver. 14, but to the general tenor of the whole passage in vers. 12-14, as rebuking that great ado about circumcision which the innovators referred to were making in the Galatian Churches, thereby diverting the minds of those that listened to them from the Christian's true business. This sense of the particle may seem somewhat loose; but it suits well the rapid, decisive, summarizing strain with which the apostle is now closing up his letter. The supreme concern, he means, for every one who wishes to be a member of God's kingdom is that he shall realize in his own experience the "new creation;" alike in the freedom and joy of adoption which appertains thereto (ch. 4.), and also in that walking of the Spirit which includes the crucifixion of the flesh (Galatians 5:16-25). On this point we may compare Ephesians 4:23, 21 and Romans 12:2. 6:12-15 Proud, vain, and carnal hearts, are content with just so much religion as will help to keep up a fair show. But the apostle professes his own faith, hope, and joy; and that his principal glory was in the cross of Christ. By which is here meant, his sufferings and death on the cross, the doctrine of salvation by a crucified Redeemer. By Christ, or by the cross of Christ, the world is crucified to the believer, and he to the world. The more we consider the sufferings of the Redeemer from the world, the less likely shall we be to love the world. The apostle was as little affected by its charms, as a beholder would be by any thing which had been graceful in the face of a crucified person, when he beholds it blackened in the agonies of death. He was no more affected by the objects around him, than one who is expiring would be struck with any of the prospects his dying eyes might view from the cross on which he hung. And as to those who have truly believed in Christ Jesus, all things are counted as utterly worthless compared with him. There is a new creation; old things are passed away, and new views and dispositions are brought in under the regenerating influences of God the Holy Spirit. Believers are brought into a new world, and being created in Christ Jesus unto good works, are formed to a life of holiness. It is a change of mind and heart, whereby we are enabled to believe in the Lord Jesus, and to live to God; and where this inward, practical religion is wanting, outward professions, or names, will never stand in any stead.
Jump to Previous
Availeth Christ Circumcision Counts Creation Creature Importance Jesus Means Nature New Order Renewed Uncircumcision
Jump to Next
Availeth Christ Circumcision Counts Creation Creature Importance Jesus Means Nature New Order Renewed Uncircumcision
Links
Galatians 6:15 NIV
Galatians 6:15 NLT
Galatians 6:15 ESV
Galatians 6:15 NASB
Galatians 6:15 KJV

Galatians 6:15 Bible Apps
Galatians 6:15 Biblia Paralela
Galatians 6:15 Chinese Bible
Galatians 6:15 French Bible
Galatians 6:15 German Bible

Alphabetical: a anything but circumcision counts creation For is means Neither new nor uncircumcision what

NT Letters: Galatians 6:15 For in Christ Jesus neither is circumcision (Gal. Ga) Christian Bible Study Resources, Dictionary, Concordance and Search Tools
Galatians 6:14
Top of Page
Top of Page