New International Version
We will enter into an agreement with you on one condition only: that you become like us by circumcising all your males.
King James Bible
But in this will we consent unto you: If ye will be as we be, that every male of you be circumcised;
Darby Bible Translation
But only in this will we consent to you, if ye will be as we, that every male of you be circumcised;
World English Bible
Only on this condition will we consent to you. If you will be as we are, that every male of you be circumcised;
Young's Literal Translation
'Only for this we consent to you; if ye be as we, to have every male of you circumcised,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
That were a reproach unto us - Because the uncircumcised were not in the covenant of God; and to have given an heiress of the promise to one who had no kind of right to its spiritual blessings, from whom might spring children who would naturally walk in the way of their father would have been absurd, reproachful and wicked. Thus far they were perfectly right; but to make this holy principle a cloak for their deceitful and murderous purposes, was the full sum of all wickedness
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Library"For if Ye Live after the Flesh, Ye Shall Die; but if Ye through the Spirit do Mortify the Deeds of the Body, Ye Shall Live.
Rom. viii. s 13, 14.--"For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die; but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live. For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God." The life and being of many things consists in union,--separate them, and they remain not the same, or they lose their virtue. It is much more thus in Christianity, the power and life of it consists in the union of these things that God hath conjoined, so that if any man pretend to …
Hugh Binning—The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning
They said to them, "We can't do such a thing; we can't give our sister to a man who is not circumcised. That would be a disgrace to us.
Then we will give you our daughters and take your daughters for ourselves. We'll settle among you and become one people with you.
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