Romans 2:28
New International Version
A person is not a Jew who is one only outwardly, nor is circumcision merely outward and physical.

New Living Translation
For you are not a true Jew just because you were born of Jewish parents or because you have gone through the ceremony of circumcision.

English Standard Version
For no one is a Jew who is merely one outwardly, nor is circumcision outward and physical.

Berean Study Bible
A man is not a Jew because he is one outwardly, nor is circumcision only outward and physical.

Berean Literal Bible
For the one on the outside a Jew is not, neither that on the outside in flesh is circumcision.

King James Bible
For he is not a Jew, which is one outwardly; neither is that circumcision, which is outward in the flesh:

New King James Version
For he is not a Jew who is one outwardly, nor is circumcision that which is outward in the flesh;

New American Standard Bible
For he is not a Jew who is one outwardly, nor is circumcision that which is outward in the flesh.

NASB 1995
For he is not a Jew who is one outwardly, nor is circumcision that which is outward in the flesh.

NASB 1977
For he is not a Jew who is one outwardly; neither is circumcision that which is outward in the flesh.

Amplified Bible
For he is not a [real] Jew who is only one outwardly, nor is [true] circumcision something external and physical.

Christian Standard Bible
For a person is not a Jew who is one outwardly, and true circumcision is not something visible in the flesh.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For a person is not a Jew who is one outwardly, and true circumcision is not something visible in the flesh.

American Standard Version
For he is not a Jew who is one outwardly; neither is that circumcision which is outward in the flesh:

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For he is not a Jew who is one outwardly, neither is that which is seen in the flesh circumcision.

Contemporary English Version
Just because you live like a Jew and are circumcised doesn't make you a real Jew.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For it is not he is a Jew, who is so outwardly; nor is that circumcision which is outwardly in the flesh:

English Revised Version
For he is not a Jew, which is one outwardly; neither is that circumcision, which is outward in the flesh:

Good News Translation
After all, who is a real Jew, truly circumcised? It is not the man who is a Jew on the outside, whose circumcision is a physical thing.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
A person is not a Jew because of his appearance, nor is circumcision a matter of how the body looks.

International Standard Version
For a person is not a Jew because of his appearance, nor is circumcision something just external and physical.

Literal Standard Version
For he is not a Jew who is [so] outwardly, neither [is] circumcision that which is outward in flesh;

NET Bible
For a person is not a Jew who is one outwardly, nor is circumcision something that is outward in the flesh,

New Heart English Bible
For he is not a Jew who is one outwardly, neither is that circumcision which is outward in the flesh;

Weymouth New Testament
For the true Jew is not the man who is simply a Jew outwardly, and true circumcision is not that which is outward and bodily.

World English Bible
For he is not a Jew who is one outwardly, neither is that circumcision which is outward in the flesh;

Young's Literal Translation
For he is not a Jew who is so outwardly, neither is circumcision that which is outward in flesh;

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Jews and the Law
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. 28 A man is not a Jew because he is one outwardly, nor is circumcision only outward and physical. 29No, a man is a Jew because he is one inwardly, and circumcision is a matter of the heart, by the Spirit, not by the written code. Such a man’s praise does not come from men, but from God.…

Cross References
Jeremiah 4:4
Circumcise yourselves to the LORD, and remove the foreskins of your hearts, O men of Judah and people of Jerusalem. Otherwise, My wrath will break out like fire and burn with no one to extinguish it, because of your evil deeds."

Jeremiah 9:25
"Behold, the days are coming," declares the LORD, "when I will punish all who are circumcised yet uncircumcised:

Jeremiah 9:26
Egypt, Judah, Edom, Ammon, Moab, and all the inhabitants of the desert who clip the hair of their temples. For all these nations are uncircumcised, and the whole house of Israel is uncircumcised in heart."

John 8:39
"Abraham is our father," they replied. "If you were children of Abraham," said Jesus, "you would do the works of Abraham.

Romans 2:17
Now you, if you call yourself a Jew; if you rely on the law and boast in God;

Romans 9:6
It is not as though God's word has failed. For not all who are descended from Israel are Israel.

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


Treasury of Scripture

For he is not a Jew, which is one outwardly; neither is that circumcision, which is outward in the flesh:

For he.

Romans 9:6-8
Not as though the word of God hath taken none effect. For they are not all Israel, which are of Israel: …

Psalm 73:1
A Psalm of Asaph. Truly God is good to Israel, even to such as are of a clean heart.

Isaiah 1:9-15
Except the LORD of hosts had left unto us a very small remnant, we should have been as Sodom, and we should have been like unto Gomorrah…

neither.

Jeremiah 9:26
Egypt, and Judah, and Edom, and the children of Ammon, and Moab, and all that are in the utmost corners, that dwell in the wilderness: for all these nations are uncircumcised, and all the house of Israel are uncircumcised in the heart.

Romans 4:10-12
How was it then reckoned? when he was in circumcision, or in uncircumcision? Not in circumcision, but in uncircumcision…

1 Peter 3:21
The like figure whereunto even baptism doth also now save us (not the putting away of the filth of the flesh, but the answer of a good conscience toward God,) by the resurrection of Jesus Christ:











Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
A [man]
(ho)
Article - Nominative 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.

is
ἐστιν (estin)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

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

a Jew
Ἰουδαῖός (Ioudaios)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 2453: Jewish. From Iouda; Judaean, i.e. Belonging to Jehudah.

[ because he is one ]
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc.

outwardly,
φανερῷ (phanerō)
Adjective - Dative Neuter Singular
Strong's 5318: Apparent, clear, visible, manifest; adv: clearly. From phaino; shining, i.e. Apparent; neuter publicly, externally.

nor
οὐδὲ (oude)
Conjunction
Strong's 3761: Neither, nor, not even, and not. From ou and de; not however, i.e. Neither, nor, not even.

[is] circumcision
περιτομή (peritomē)
Noun - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's 4061: Circumcision. From peritemno; circumcision.

[ only ] outward
φανερῷ (phanerō)
Adjective - Dative Neuter Singular
Strong's 5318: Apparent, clear, visible, manifest; adv: clearly. From phaino; shining, i.e. Apparent; neuter publicly, externally.

[and]
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc.

physical.
σαρκὶ (sarki)
Noun - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's 4561: Flesh, body, human nature, materiality; kindred.


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