New International Version
Mark my words! I, Paul, tell you that if you let yourselves be circumcised, Christ will be of no value to you at all.
King James Bible
Behold, I Paul say unto you, that if ye be circumcised, Christ shall profit you nothing.
Darby Bible Translation
Behold, I, Paul, say to you, that if ye are circumcised, Christ shall profit you nothing.
World English Bible
Behold, I, Paul, tell you that if you receive circumcision, Christ will profit you nothing.
Young's Literal Translation
lo, I Paul do say to you, that if ye be circumcised, Christ shall profit you nothing;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
If ye be circumcised - By circumcision you take on you the whole obligation of the Jewish law, and consequently profess to seek salvation by means of its observances; and therefore Christ can profit you nothing; for, by seeking justification by the works of the law, you renounce justification by faith in Christ.
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Certain people came down from Judea to Antioch and were teaching the believers: "Unless you are circumcised, according to the custom taught by Moses, you cannot be saved."
Then some of the believers who belonged to the party of the Pharisees stood up and said, "The Gentiles must be circumcised and required to keep the law of Moses."
2 Corinthians 10:1
By the humility and gentleness of Christ, I appeal to you--I, Paul, who am "timid" when face to face with you, but "bold" toward you when away!
Again I declare to every man who lets himself be circumcised that he is obligated to obey the whole law.
For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision has any value. The only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love.
I, Paul, am writing this with my own hand. I will pay it back--not to mention that you owe me your very self.
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