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27 And the physically uncircumcised man,[a] by keeping the law, will judge you to be the transgressor of the law, even though[b] you have the letter[c] and circumcision!

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  1. Romans 2:27 tn Grk “the uncircumcision by nature.” The word “man” is supplied here to make clear that male circumcision (or uncircumcision) is in view.
  2. Romans 2:27 tn Grk “through,” but here the preposition seems to mean “(along) with,” “though provided with,” as BDAG 224 s.v. διά A.3.c indicates.
  3. Romans 2:27 tn Or “written code.”

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