Circumcision of the Heart

25 For circumcision benefits you if you observe the law, but if you are a lawbreaker, your circumcision has become uncircumcision.(A) 26 Therefore if an uncircumcised(B) man keeps the law’s requirements,(C) will his uncircumcision not be counted as circumcision? 27 A man who is physically uncircumcised, but who fulfills the law, will judge you(D) who are a lawbreaker in spite of having the letter of the law and circumcision. 28 For a person is not a Jew who is one outwardly,(E) and true circumcision is not something visible in the flesh. 29 On the contrary, a person is a Jew who is one inwardly,(F) and circumcision is of the heart—by the Spirit, not the letter.[a](G) That man’s praise[b] is not from men but from God.(H)

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  1. Romans 2:29 Or heart—spiritually, not literally
  2. Romans 2:29 In Hb, the words Jew, Judah, and praise are related.

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