and in Him you were also circumcised with a circumcision made without hands, in the removal of the body of the flesh by the circumcision of Christ;
But he is a Jew who is one inwardly; and circumcision is that which is of the heart, by the Spirit, not by the letter; and his praise is not from men, but from God.
knowing this, that our old self was crucified with Him, in order that our body of sin might be done away with, so that we would no longer be slaves to sin;
for we are the true circumcision, who worship in the Spirit of God and glory in Christ Jesus and put no confidence in the flesh,
So circumcise your heart, and stiffen your neck no longer.
“Moreover the Lord your God will circumcise your heart and the heart of your descendants, to love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul, so that you may live.
“ Circumcise yourselves to the Lord And remove the foreskins of your heart, Men of Judah and inhabitants of Jerusalem, Or else My wrath will go forth like fire And burn with none to quench it, Because of the evil of your deeds.”
“We heard Him say, ‘ I will destroy this temple made with hands, and in three days I will build another made without hands.’”
And when eight days had passed, before His circumcision, His name was then called Jesus, the name given by the angel before He was conceived in the womb.
However, the Most High does not dwell in houses made by human hands; as the prophet says:
The God who made the world and all things in it, since He is Lord of heaven and earth, does not dwell in temples made with hands;
For we know that if the earthly tent which is our house is torn down, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.
Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come.
I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself up for me.
But when the fullness of the time came, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the Law,
Now those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.
For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them.
that, in reference to your former manner of life, you lay aside the old self, which is being corrupted in accordance with the lusts of deceit,
But now you also, put them all aside: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and abusive speech from your mouth.
But when Christ appeared as a high priest of the good things to come, He entered through the greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say, not of this creation;
For Christ did not enter a holy place made with hands, a mere copy of the true one, but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us;