Circumcision is nothing and uncircumcision is nothing. Keeping God's commandments is what matters.
Cross ReferencesRomans 2:25
Circumcision has value if you observe the Law, but if you break the Law, your circumcision has become uncircumcision.
If a man who is not circumcised keeps the requirements of the Law, will not his uncircumcision be regarded as circumcision?
The one who is physically uncircumcised yet keeps the Law will condemn you who, even though you have the written code and circumcision, are a lawbreaker.
No, a man is a Jew because he is one inwardly, and circumcision is a matter of the heart, by the Spirit, not by the written code. Such a man's praise does not come from men, but from God.
There is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.
For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision has any value. All that matters is faith, expressed through love.
For neither circumcision nor uncircumcision means anything. What counts is a new creation.
Here there is no Greek or Jew, circumcised or uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave, or free, but Christ is all and is in all.
Chapter Outline1. He discusses marriage;
4. showing it to be a remedy against sinful desires,
10. and that the bond thereof ought not lightly to be dissolved.
20. Every man must be content with his vocation.
25. Virginity wherefore to be embraced;
35. and for what respects we may either marry, or abstain from marrying.
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