Then certain men who came down from Judaea taught the brethren and said, Except ye be circumcised after the manner of Moses, ye cannot be saved.
But there rose up certain of the sect of the Pharisees who had believed, saying, That it was needful to circumcise them and to command them to keep the law of Moses.
forasmuch as we have heard that certain ones who went out from us have troubled you with words, subverting your souls, saying, Ye must be circumcised and keep the law, to whom we gave no such commandment,
for we have heard him say that this Jesus of Nazareth shall destroy this place and shall change the traditions which Moses delivered us.
This shall be my covenant, which ye shall keep between me and you and thy seed after thee: Every male among you shall be circumcised.
Moses therefore gave unto you circumcision (not because it is of Moses, but of the fathers), and ye on the sabbath day circumcise a man.
And they, being accompanied by some from the congregation , passed through Phenice and Samaria, declaring the conversion of the Gentiles, and they caused great joy unto all the brethren.
Then it pleased the apostles and elders, with the whole congregation , to send chosen men of their own company to Antioch with Paul and Barnabas; namely, Judas surnamed Barsabas and Silas, principal men among the brethren;
And when they heard it, they glorified the Lord and said unto him, Thou seest, brother, how many thousands of Jews there are who have believed, and they are all zealous of the law;
Blessed is the man to whom the Lord does not impute sin.
Is anyone called being circumcised? Let him not become uncircumcised. Is anyone called in uncircumcision? Let him not be circumcised.
Then fourteen years later I went up again to Jerusalem with Barnabas and took Titus with me also.
But not even Titus, who was with me, being a Greek, was compelled to be circumcised,
But when Peter was come to Antioch, I withstood him to the face because he was to be blamed.
Stand fast therefore in the liberty with which Christ has made us free and do not be entangled again with the yoke of slavery.
For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision avails anything nor uncircumcision, but faith which works by charity.
For neither they themselves who are circumcised keep the law, but desire to have you circumcised that they may glory in your flesh.
Beware of dogs, beware of evil workers, beware of the concision.
Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the traditions of men, according to the elements of the world, and not after Christ.
In whom also ye are circumcised with the circumcision made without hands, in putting off the body of the sins of the flesh by the circumcision of the Christ;
Let no one therefore judge you in food or in drink or in respect of a feast day or of the new moon or of the sabbath days,