Romans 2:26
New International Version
So then, if those who are not circumcised keep the law’s requirements, will they not be regarded as though they were circumcised?

New Living Translation
And if the Gentiles obey God’s law, won’t God declare them to be his own people?

English Standard Version
So, if a man who is uncircumcised keeps the precepts of the law, will not his uncircumcision be regarded as circumcision?

Berean Study Bible
If a man who is not circumcised keeps the requirements of the law, will not his uncircumcision be regarded as circumcision?

Berean Literal Bible
Therefore if the uncircumcision keeps the requirements of the Law, will not his uncircumcision be reckoned for circumcision?

King James Bible
Therefore if the uncircumcision keep the righteousness of the law, shall not his uncircumcision be counted for circumcision?

New King James Version
Therefore, if an uncircumcised man keeps the righteous requirements of the law, will not his uncircumcision be counted as circumcision?

New American Standard Bible
So if the uncircumcised man keeps the requirements of the Law, will his uncircumcision not be regarded as circumcision?

NASB 1995
So if the uncircumcised man keeps the requirements of the Law, will not his uncircumcision be regarded as circumcision?

NASB 1977
If therefore the uncircumcised man keeps the requirements of the Law, will not his uncircumcision be regarded as circumcision?

Amplified Bible
So if the uncircumcised man keeps the requirements of the Law, will not his uncircumcision be regarded [by God] as circumcision?

Christian Standard Bible
So if an uncircumcised man keeps the law’s requirements, will not his uncircumcision be counted as circumcision?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Therefore if an uncircumcised man keeps the law’s requirements, will his uncircumcision not be counted as circumcision?

American Standard Version
If therefore the uncircumcision keep the ordinances of the law, shall not his uncircumcision be reckoned for circumcision?

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But if he of the uncircumcision will observe the commandments of The Written Law, behold, is not the uncircumcision accounted for circumcision?

Contemporary English Version
In fact, if they obey the Law, they are as good as anyone who is circumcised.

Douay-Rheims Bible
If, then, the uncircumcised keep the justices of the law, shall not this uncircumcision be counted for circumcision?

English Revised Version
If therefore the uncircumcision keep the ordinances of the law, shall not his uncircumcision be reckoned for circumcision?

Good News Translation
If the Gentile, who is not circumcised, obeys the commands of the Law, will not God regard him as though he were circumcised?

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So if a man does what Moses' Teachings demand, won't he be considered circumcised even if he is uncircumcised?

International Standard Version
So if a man who is uncircumcised keeps the requirements of the Law, his uncircumcision will be regarded as circumcision, won't it?

Literal Standard Version
If, therefore, the uncircumcision may keep the righteousness of the Law, will not his uncircumcision be reckoned for circumcision?

NET Bible
Therefore if the uncircumcised man obeys the righteous requirements of the law, will not his uncircumcision be regarded as circumcision?

New Heart English Bible
If therefore the uncircumcised keep the requirements of the law, won't his uncircumcision be counted as circumcision?

Weymouth New Testament
In the same way if an uncircumcised man pays attention to the just requirements of the Law, shall not his lack of circumcision be overlooked, and,

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?

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Jews and the Law
25Circumcision has value if you observe the law, but if you break the law, your circumcision has become uncircumcision. 26 If a man who is not circumcised keeps the requirements of the law, will not his uncircumcision be regarded as circumcision? 27The one who is physically uncircumcised yet keeps the law will condemn you who, even though you have the written code and circumcision, are a lawbreaker.…

Cross References
Romans 2:25
Circumcision has value if you observe the law, but if you break the law, your circumcision has become uncircumcision.

Romans 2:27
The one who is physically uncircumcised yet keeps the law will condemn you who, even though you have the written code and circumcision, are a lawbreaker.

Romans 3:30
since there is only one God, who will justify the circumcised by faith and the uncircumcised through that same faith.

Romans 8:4
so that the righteous standard of the law might be fulfilled in us, who do not walk according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.

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

Galatians 6:15
For neither circumcision nor uncircumcision means anything. What counts is a new creation.

Ephesians 2:11
Therefore remember that formerly you who are Gentiles in the flesh and called uncircumcised by the so-called circumcision (that done in the body by human hands)--


Treasury of Scripture

Therefore if the uncircumcision keep the righteousness of the law, shall not his uncircumcision be counted for circumcision?

Isaiah 56:6,7
Also the sons of the stranger, that join themselves to the LORD, to serve him, and to love the name of the LORD, to be his servants, every one that keepeth the sabbath from polluting it, and taketh hold of my covenant; …

Matthew 8:11,12
And I say unto you, That many shall come from the east and west, and shall sit down with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, in the kingdom of heaven…

Matthew 15:28
Then Jesus answered and said unto her, O woman, great is thy faith: be it unto thee even as thou wilt. And her daughter was made whole from that very hour.











Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
If
ἐὰν (ean)
Conjunction
Strong's 1437: If. From ei and an; a conditional particle; in case that, provided, etc.

a man who is not circumcised
ἀκροβυστία (akrobystia)
Noun - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's 203: From akron and probably a modified form of posthe; the prepuce; by implication, an uncircumcised state or person.

keeps
φυλάσσῃ (phylassē)
Verb - Present Subjunctive Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 5442: Probably from phule through the idea of isolation; to watch, i.e. Be on guard; by implication, to preserve, obey, avoid.

the
τὰ (ta)
Article - Accusative Neuter Plural
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

requirements
δικαιώματα (dikaiōmata)
Noun - Accusative Neuter Plural
Strong's 1345: From dikaioo; an equitable deed; by implication, a statute or decision.

of the
τοῦ (tou)
Article - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

Law,
νόμου (nomou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's 3551: From a primary nemo; law, genitive case, specially, (including the volume); also of the Gospel), or figuratively.

{will} not
οὐχ (ouch)
Adverb
Strong's 3756: No, not. Also ouk, and ouch a primary word; the absolute negative adverb; no or not.

his
αὐτοῦ (autou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

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

be regarded
λογισθήσεται (logisthēsetai)
Verb - Future Indicative Passive - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 3049: To reckon, count, charge with; reason, decide, conclude; think, suppose.

as
εἰς (eis)
Preposition
Strong's 1519: A primary preposition; to or into, of place, time, or purpose; also in adverbial phrases.

circumcision?
περιτομὴν (peritomēn)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's 4061: Circumcision. From peritemno; circumcision.


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