New Living Translation
And if the Gentiles obey God's law, won't God declare them to be his own people?
King James Bible
Therefore if the uncircumcision keep the righteousness of the law, shall not his uncircumcision be counted for circumcision?
Darby Bible Translation
If therefore the uncircumcision keep the requirements of the law, shall not his uncircumcision be reckoned for circumcision,
World English Bible
If therefore the uncircumcised keep the ordinances of the law, won't his uncircumcision be accounted as circumcision?
Young's Literal Translation
If, therefore the uncircumcision the righteousness of the law may keep, shall not his uncircumcision for circumcision be reckoned?
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
2:26 If the uncircumcision - That is, a person uncircumcised. Keep the law - Walk agreeably to it. Shall not his uncircumcision be counted for circumcision - In the sight of God?
LibraryThe Same Necessary and Eternal Different Relations
that different things bear one to another, and the same consequent fitness or unfitness of the application of different things or different relations one to another, with regard to which the will of God always and necessarily does determine itself, to choose to act only what is agreeable to justice, equity, goodness, and truth, in order to the welfare of the whole universe, ought likewise constantly to determine the wills of all subordinate rational beings, to govern all their actions by the same …
Samuel Clarke—A Discourse Concerning the Being and Attributes of God
Councils of Ariminum and Seleucia.
Epistle xvi. From Felix Bishop of Messana to St. Gregory.
Entire Sanctification in Type.
The Jewish ceremony of circumcision has value only if you obey God's law. But if you don't obey God's law, you are no better off than an uncircumcised Gentile.
In fact, uncircumcised Gentiles who keep God's law will condemn you Jews who are circumcised and possess God's law but don't obey it.
There is only one God, and he makes people right with himself only by faith, whether they are Jews or Gentiles.
He did this so that the just requirement of the law would be fully satisfied for us, who no longer follow our sinful nature but instead follow the Spirit.
1 Corinthians 7:19
For it makes no difference whether or not a man has been circumcised. The important thing is to keep God's commandments.
It doesn't matter whether we have been circumcised or not. What counts is whether we have been transformed into a new creation.
Don't forget that you Gentiles used to be outsiders. You were called "uncircumcised heathens" by the Jews, who were proud of their circumcision, even though it affected only their bodies and not their hearts.
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