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although I could. Others may brag about themselves, but I have more reason to brag than anyone else. I was circumcised when I was eight days old,[a] and I am from the nation of Israel and the tribe of Benjamin. I am a true Hebrew. As a Pharisee, I strictly obeyed the Law of Moses. And I was so eager that I even made trouble for the church. I did everything the Law demands in order to please God.

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  1. 3.5 when I was eight days old: Jewish boys are circumcised eight days after birth.

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