New International Version
What advantage, then, is there in being a Jew, or what value is there in circumcision?
King James Bible
What advantage then hath the Jew? or what profit is there of circumcision?
Darby Bible Translation
What then [is] the superiority of the Jew? or what the profit of circumcision?
World English Bible
Then what advantage does the Jew have? Or what is the profit of circumcision?
Young's Literal Translation
What, then, is the superiority of the Jew? or what the profit of the circumcision?
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Jew. What advantage then hath the Jew? Or what profit is there of circumcision? - As if he had said: You lately allowed, (Romans 2:25), that circumcision verily profited; but if circumcision, or our being in covenant with God, raises us no higher in the Divine favor than the Gentiles; if the virtuous among them are as acceptable as any of us; nay, and condemn our nation too, as no longer deserving the Divine regards; pray tell me, wherein lies the superior honor of the Jew; and what benefit can arise to him from his circumcision, and being vested in the privileges of God's peculiar people?
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'There is no difference.'--ROMANS iii. 22. The things in which all men are alike are far more important than those in which they differ. The diversities are superficial, the identities are deep as life. Physical processes and wants are the same for everybody. All men, be they kings or beggars, civilised or savage, rich or poor, wise or foolish, cultured or illiterate, breathe the same breath, hunger and thirst, eat and drink, sleep, are smitten by the same diseases, and die at last the same death. …
Alexander Maclaren—Romans, Corinthians (To II Corinthians, Chap. V)
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He has done this for no other nation; they do not know his laws. Praise the LORD.
You Samaritans worship what you do not know; we worship what we do know, for salvation is from the Jews.
No, a person is a Jew who is one inwardly; and circumcision is circumcision of the heart, by the Spirit, not by the written code. Such a person's praise is not from other people, but from God.
Much in every way! First of all, the Jews have been entrusted with the very words of God.
What shall we conclude then? Do we have any advantage? Not at all! For we have already made the charge that Jews and Gentiles alike are all under the power of sin.
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