New Living Translation
Then what's the advantage of being a Jew? Is there any value in the ceremony of 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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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
3:1 What then, may some say, is the advantage of the Jew, or of the circumcision - That is, those that are circumcised, above the gentiles?
LibraryHow Christ is Made Use of for Justification as a Way.
What Christ hath done to purchase, procure, and bring about our justification before God, is mentioned already, viz. That he stood in the room of sinners, engaging for them as their cautioner, undertaking, and at length paying down the ransom; becoming sin, or a sacrifice for sin, and a curse for them, and so laying down his life a ransom to satisfy divine justice; and this he hath made known in the gospel, calling sinners to an accepting of him as their only Mediator, and to a resting upon him for …
John Brown (of Wamphray)—Christ The Way, The Truth, and The Life
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Certainty of Our Justification.
He has not done this for any other nation; they do not know his regulations. Praise the LORD!
You Samaritans know very little about the one you worship, while we Jews know all about him, for salvation comes through the Jews.
No, a true Jew is one whose heart is right with God. And true circumcision is not merely obeying the letter of the law; rather, it is a change of heart produced by God's Spirit. And a person with a changed heart seeks praise from God, not from people.
Yes, there are great benefits! First of all, the Jews were entrusted with the whole revelation of God.
Well then, should we conclude that we Jews are better than others? No, not at all, for we have already shown that all people, whether Jews or Gentiles, are under the power of sin.
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