Circumcision of No Avail

25 (A)For circumcision is indeed profitable if you keep the law; but if you are a breaker of the law, your circumcision has become uncircumcision. 26 Therefore, (B)if an uncircumcised man keeps the righteous requirements of the law, will not his uncircumcision be counted as circumcision? 27 And will not the physically uncircumcised, if he fulfills the law, (C)judge you who, even with your [a]written code and circumcision, are a transgressor of the law? 28 For (D)he is not a Jew who is one outwardly, nor is circumcision that which is outward in the flesh; 29 but he is a Jew (E)who is one inwardly; and (F)circumcision is that of the heart, (G)in the Spirit, not in the letter; (H)whose [b]praise is not from men but from God.

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  1. Romans 2:27 Lit. letter
  2. Romans 2:29 A play on words—Jew is literally praise.

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