New American Standard Bible
And I testify again to every man who receives circumcision, that he is under obligation to keep the whole Law.
King James Bible
For I testify again to every man that is circumcised, that he is a debtor to do the whole law.
Darby Bible Translation
And I witness again to every man who is circumcised, that he is debtor to do the whole law.
World English Bible
Yes, I testify again to every man who receives circumcision, that he is a debtor to do the whole law.
Young's Literal Translation
and I testify again to every man circumcised, that he is a debtor to do the whole law;
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
For I testify again - Probably he had stated this when he had preached the gospel to them first, and he now solemnly bears witness to the same thing again. Bloomfield, however, supposes that the word "again" here (πάλιν palin) means, on the other hand, or, "furthermore," or, as we would say, "and again."
That he is a debtor to do the whole law - He binds himself to obey all the Law of Moses. Circumcision was the distinguishing badge of the Jews, as baptism is of Christians. A man, therefore, who became circumcised became a professor of the Jewish religion, and bound himself to obey all its special laws. This must be understood, of course, with reference to the point under discussion; and means, if he did it with a view to justification, or as a thing that was necessary and binding. It would not apply to such a case as that of Timothy, where it was a matter of mere expediency or prudence; see the note at Galatians 5:2.
LibraryFourteenth Sunday after Trinity Works of the Flesh and Fruits of the Spirit.
Text: Galatians 5, 16-24. 16 But I say, Walk by the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh. 17 For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; for these are contrary the one to the other; that ye may not do the things that ye would. 18 But if ye are led by the Spirit, ye are not under the law. 19 Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these: fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, 20 idolatry, sorcery, enmities, strife, jealousies, wraths, …
Martin Luther—Epistle Sermons, Vol. III
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for I have five brothers-- in order that he may warn them, so that they will not also come to this place of torment.'
Some men came down from Judea and began teaching the brethren, "Unless you are circumcised according to the custom of Moses, you cannot be saved."
For indeed circumcision is of value if you practice the Law; but if you are a transgressor of the Law, your circumcision has become uncircumcision.
Behold I, Paul, say to you that if you receive circumcision, Christ will be of no benefit to you.
For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision means anything, but faith working through love.
For whoever keeps the whole law and yet stumbles in one point, he has become guilty of all.
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