New Living Translation
Listen! I, Paul, tell you this: If you are counting on circumcision to make you right with God, then Christ will be of no benefit to you.
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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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
5:2 If ye be circumcised - And seek to be justified thereby. Christ - The Christian institution. Will profit you nothing - For you hereby disclaim Christ, and all the blessings which are through faith in him.
LibraryThe Fruit of the Spirit
'But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, 23. Meekness, temperance'--GAL. v. 22, 23. 'The fruit of the Spirit,' says Paul, not the fruits, as we might more naturally have expected, and as the phrase is most often quoted; all this rich variety of graces, of conduct and character, is thought of as one. The individual members are not isolated graces, but all connected, springing from one root and constituting an organic whole. There is further to …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Faith the Sole Saving Act.
Walking with God.
Sixth Day for the Spirit of Love in the Church
While Paul and Barnabas were at Antioch of Syria, some men from Judea arrived and began to teach the believers: "Unless you are circumcised as required by the law of Moses, you cannot be saved."
But then some of the believers who belonged to the sect of the Pharisees stood up and insisted, "The Gentile converts must be circumcised and required to follow the law of Moses."
2 Corinthians 10:1
Now I, Paul, appeal to you with the gentleness and kindness of Christ--though I realize you think I am timid in person and bold only when I write from far away.
I'll say it again. If you are trying to find favor with God by being circumcised, you must obey every regulation in the whole law of Moses.
For when we place our faith in Christ Jesus, there is no benefit in being circumcised or being uncircumcised. What is important is faith expressing itself in love.
I, Paul, write this with my own hand: I will repay it. And I won't mention that you owe me your very soul!
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