23 You who boast in the law,(A) do you dishonor God by breaking the law? 24 As it is written: “God’s name is blasphemed among the Gentiles because of you.”[a](B)

25 Circumcision has value if you observe the law,(C) but if you break the law, you have become as though you had not been circumcised.(D) 26 So then, if those who are not circumcised keep the law’s requirements,(E) will they not be regarded as though they were circumcised?(F)

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Footnotes

  1. Romans 2:24 Isaiah 52:5 (see Septuagint); Ezek. 36:20,22