Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
And they are informed of thee, that thou teachest all the Jews which are among the Gentiles to forsake Moses, saying that they ought not to circumcise their children, neither to walk after the customs.
Then they brought forward false witnesses, who said, "This man is constantly saying things against this holy place and against the Law,
Paul wished to take this man on with him, and so on account of the Jews in that district he had him circumcised, for they all knew that his father was a Greek.
Three days later, he invited the leading Jews to come to see him, and when they came he said to them, "Brothers, I have done nothing against our people, or the customs of our forefathers, yet I was turned over to the Romans as a prisoner at Jerusalem.
Treat people who are overscrupulous in their faith like brothers; do not criticize their views.
1 Corinthians 9:19
Though I am free from anyone's control, I have made myself everyone's slave, so as to win over all the more.
This is the freedom with which Christ has freed us. So stand firm in it, and do not get under a yoke of slavery again.
These men who are trying to force you to let yourselves be circumcised want to present a good appearance externally, to save themselves from having to stand persecution for the cross of Jesus the Christ.
And the Pharisees and the scribes asked him, "Why do your disciples not observe the rules handed down by our ancestors, but eat food without purifying their hands?"