New American Standard Bible
Then what advantage has the Jew? Or what is the benefit of circumcision?
King James Bible
What advantage then hath the Jew? or what profit is there of circumcision?
Darby Bible Translation
What then is the superiority of the Jew? or what the profit of circumcision?
World English Bible
Then what advantage does the Jew have? Or what is the profit of circumcision?
Young's Literal Translation
What, then, is the superiority of the Jew? or what the profit of the circumcision?
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
What advantage ... - The design of the first part of this chapter is to answer some of the objections which might be offered by a Jew to the statements in the last chapter. The first objection is stated in this verse. A Jew would naturally ask, if the view which the apostle had given were correct, what special benefit could the Jew derive from his religion? The objection would arise particularly from the position advanced Romans 2:25-26, that if a pagan should do the things required by the Law, he would be treated as "if" he had been circumcised. Hence, the question, "what profit is there of circumcision?"
LibraryGod Justified, Though Man Believes Not
"For what if some did not believe? Shall their unbelief make the faith of God without effect? God forbid: yea, let God be true, and every man a liar; as it is written, That thou mightest be justified in thy sayings, and mightest overcome when thou art judged."--Romans 3:3,4. The seed of Israel had great privileges even before the coming of Christ. God had promised by covenant that they should have those privileges; and they did enjoy them. They had a revelation and a light divine, while all the world …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 38: 1892
How Christ is the Way in General, "I am the Way. "
He has not dealt thus with any nation; And as for His ordinances, they have not known them. Praise the LORD!
"You worship what you do not know; we worship what we know, for salvation is from the Jews.
But he is a Jew who is one inwardly; and circumcision is that which is of the heart, by the Spirit, not by the letter; and his praise is not from men, but from God.
Great in every respect. First of all, that they were entrusted with the oracles of God.
What then? Are we better than they? Not at all; for we have already charged that both Jews and Greeks are all under sin;
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