New International Version
Now you, if you call yourself a Jew; if you rely on the law and boast in God;
King James Bible
Behold, thou art called a Jew, and restest in the law, and makest thy boast of God,
Darby Bible Translation
But if *thou* art named a Jew, and restest in the law, and makest thy boast in God,
World English Bible
Indeed you bear the name of a Jew, and rest on the law, and glory in God,
Young's Literal Translation
Lo, thou art named a Jew, and dost rest upon the law, and dost boast in God,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Behold, thou art called a Jew - What the apostle had said in the preceding verses being sufficient to enforce conviction on the conscience of the Jew, he now throws off the cover, and openly argues with him in the most plain and nervous manner; asserting that his superior knowledge, privileges, and profession, served only to aggravate his condemnation. And that, in fact, he who, under all his greater advantages, transgressed the law of God, stood condemned by the honest Gentile, who, to the best of his knowledge obeyed it. Dr. Taylor.
And restest in the law - Thou trustest in it for thy endless salvation. The word επαναπαυη, implies the strongest confidence of safety and security. Thou reposest thy whole trust and confidence in this law.
And makest thy boast of God - That thou knowest his nature and attributes, which are not known to the Gentiles. The word, καυχασαι, implies the idea of exulting in any thing, as being a proper object of hope and dependence: and, when referred to God, it points out that He is the sure cause of hope, dependence, joy, and happiness; and that it is the highest honor to be called to know his name, and be employed in his service. As if the apostle had said: You rejoice in God as the object of your hope and dependence; you praise and magnify him; you account it your greatest honor that He is your God, and that you worship him.
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you who call yourselves citizens of the holy city and claim to rely on the God of Israel-- the LORD Almighty is his name:
Her leaders judge for a bribe, her priests teach for a price, and her prophets tell fortunes for money. Yet they look for the LORD's support and say, "Is not the LORD among us? No disaster will come upon us."
You study the Scriptures diligently because you think that in them you have eternal life. These are the very Scriptures that testify about me,
"But do not think I will accuse you before the Father. Your accuser is Moses, on whom your hopes are set.
Then they hurled insults at him and said, "You are this fellow's disciple! We are disciples of Moses!
You who boast in the law, do you dishonor God by breaking the law?
A person is not a Jew who is one only outwardly, nor is circumcision merely outward and physical.
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