Parallel Verses

Amplified

But, brethren, if I still preach circumcision [as some accuse me of doing, as necessary to salvation], why am I still suffering persecution? In that case the cross has ceased to be a stumbling block and is made meaningless (done away).

New American Standard Bible

But I, brethren, if I still preach circumcision, why am I still persecuted? Then the stumbling block of the cross has been abolished.

King James Version

And I, brethren, if I yet preach circumcision, why do I yet suffer persecution? then is the offence of the cross ceased.

Holman Bible

Now brothers, if I still preach circumcision, why am I still persecuted? In that case the offense of the cross has been abolished.

International Standard Version

As for me, brothers, if I am still preaching the necessity of circumcision, why am I still being persecuted? In that case the offense of the cross has been removed.

A Conservative Version

But I, brothers, if I still preach circumcision, why am I still persecuted? Then the stumbling-block of the cross has been abolished.

American Standard Version

But I, brethren, if I still preach circumcision, why am I still persecuted? then hath the stumbling-block of the cross been done away.

An Understandable Version

But, brothers, if I were still preaching [that a person had] to be circumcised, why am I being persecuted? [Note: Paul's argument seems to be "I must not be preaching circumcision since I am being persecuted by those who believe in it"]. [If I preached that a person had to be circumcised] then my preaching that Christ died on the cross would not be such an offense [to those who believe in it].

Anderson New Testament

But, brethren, if I yet preach circumcision, why am I yet persecuted? Then, the offense of the cross has ceased.

Bible in Basic English

But I, brothers, if I am still preaching circumcision, why am I still attacked? then has the shame of the cross been taken away.

Common New Testament

But if I, brethren, still preach circumcision, why am I still persecuted? In that case the stumbling block of the cross has been abolished.

Daniel Mace New Testament

as for me, brethren, if I yet preach circumcision, why am I yet persecuted? for then there would not be so much objection to the doctrine of the cross.

Darby Translation

But I, brethren, if I yet preach circumcision, why am I yet persecuted? Then the scandal of the cross has been done away.

Godbey New Testament

But I, brethren, if I yet preach circumcision, why do I still suffer persecution? then the offence of the cross would be done away.

Goodspeed New Testament

And I, brothers, if I am still preaching circumcision, why am I still being persecuted? If that is the case, the cross has ceased to be an obstacle, I suppose!

John Wesley New Testament

But if I, brethren, preach circumcision, why do I yet suffer persecution?

Jubilee 2000 Bible

And I, brethren, if I yet preach circumcision, why do I yet suffer persecution? Then is the offence of the cross ceased.

Julia Smith Translation

And I, brethren, if I yet proclaim circumcision, why am I. yet driven out? therefore the offence of the cross is left unemployed.

King James 2000

And I, brethren, if I yet preach circumcision, why do I yet suffer persecution? then is the offense of the cross ceased.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Now, brothers, if I am still preaching circumcision, why am I still being persecuted? In that case the stumbling block of the cross has been abolished.

Modern King James verseion

And I, brothers, if I yet proclaim circumcision, why am I still persecuted? Then the offense of the Cross has ceased.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Brethren, if I yet preach circumcision: why do I then yet suffer persecution? For then had the offense which the cross giveth, ceased.

Moffatt New Testament

I am 'still preaching circumcision myself,' am I? Then, brothers, why am I still being persecuted? And so the stumbling-block of the cross has lost its force, forsooth!

Montgomery New Testament

But I, brothers, if I "still preach circumcision," why am I still persecuted? Then surely the stumbling-block of the Cross has ceased to be an obstacle!

NET Bible

Now, brothers and sisters, if I am still preaching circumcision, why am I still being persecuted? In that case the offense of the cross has been removed.

New Heart English Bible

But I, brothers, if I still proclaim circumcision, why am I still persecuted? Then the stumbling block of the cross has been removed.

Noyes New Testament

But as for me, brethren, if I still preach circumcision, why do I still suffer persecution? Then hath the cross ceased to be a stumblingblock.

Sawyer New Testament

And I, brothers, if I preach circumcision, why am I yet persecuted? Then has the offense of the cross ceased.

The Emphasized Bible

I, however, brethren - if, circumcision, I yet proclaim, why am I yet persecuted? After all, the stumbling-block of the cross hath been set aside.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

But I, brethren, if I yet preach circumcision, why am I still persecuted? then indeed the offence of the cross is at an end.

Twentieth Century New Testament

If I, Brothers, am still proclaiming circumcision, why am I still persecuted? It seems that the Cross has ceased to be an obstacle!

Webster

And I, brethren, if I yet preach circumcision, why do I yet suffer persecution? then hath the offense of the cross ceased.

Weymouth New Testament

As for me, brethren, if I am still a preacher of circumcision, how is it that I am still suffering persecution? In that case the Cross has ceased to be a stumbling-block!

Williams New Testament

As for me, myself, brothers, if I am still preaching circumcision, why am I still being persecuted? In such a case the hindrance done by the cross has presumably ceased!

World English Bible

But I, brothers, if I still preach circumcision, why am I still persecuted? Then the stumbling block of the cross has been removed.

Worrell New Testament

But I, brethren, if I still preach circumcision, why am I still persecuted? then the stumbling-block of the cross has been done away!

Worsley New Testament

And I, brethren, if I still preach circumcision, why am I still persecuted by the Jews? for then the offence of the cross is ceased.

Youngs Literal Translation

And I, brethren, if uncircumcision I yet preach, why yet am I persecuted? then hath the stumbling-block of the cross been done away;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
And
δέ 
De 
but, and, now, then, also, yet, yea, so, moreover, nevertheless, for, even, , not tr
Usage: 2184

I
ἐγώ 
Ego 
κηρύσσω 
Kerusso 
I, my, me, not tr
preach, publish, proclaim, preached , preacher
Usage: 174
Usage: 49

G80
ἀδελφός 
Adelphos 
Usage: 302

if
εἰ 
Ei 
if, whether, that, not tr,
Usage: 218

yet
ἔτι 
Eti 
ἔτι 
Eti 
Usage: 75
Usage: 75

κηρύσσω 
Kerusso 
Usage: 49

περιτομή 
Peritome 
Usage: 34

why
τίς 
Tis 
Usage: 344

do I
διώκω 
Dioko 
Usage: 28

διώκω 
Dioko 
Usage: 28

ἄρα 
Ara 
therefore , so then , now therefore , then , wherefore , haply , not tr,
Usage: 35

is
καταργέω 
Katargeo 
Usage: 25

the offence
σκάνδαλον 
Skandalon 
Usage: 8

of the cross
σταυρός 
Stauros 
Usage: 22

References

Images Galatians 5:11

Prayers for Galatians 5:11

Context Readings

Live In Freedom And Love One Another

10 [For my part] I have confidence [toward you] in the Lord that you will take no contrary view of the matter but will come to think with me. But he who is unsettling you, whoever he is, will have to bear the penalty. 11 But, brethren, if I still preach circumcision [as some accuse me of doing, as necessary to salvation], why am I still suffering persecution? In that case the cross has ceased to be a stumbling block and is made meaningless (done away). 12 I wish those who unsettle and confuse you would [ go all the way and] cut themselves off!


Cross References

1 Corinthians 1:23

We preach Christ (the Messiah) crucified, [preaching which] to the Jews is a scandal and an offensive stumbling block [that springs a snare or trap], and to the Gentiles it is absurd and utterly unphilosophical nonsense.

Galatians 4:29

Yet [just] as at that time the child [of ordinary birth] born according to the flesh despised and persecuted him [who was born remarkably] according to [the promise and the working of] the [Holy] Spirit, so it is now also.

Galatians 6:12

Those who want to make a good impression and a fine show in the flesh would try to compel you to receive circumcision, simply so that they may escape being persecuted for allegiance to the cross of Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One).

Isaiah 8:14

And He shall be a sanctuary [a sacred and indestructible asylum to those who reverently fear and trust in Him]; but He shall be a Stone of stumbling and a Rock of offense to both the houses of Israel, a trap and a snare to the inhabitants of Jerusalem.

Acts 16:3

Paul desired Timothy to go with him [ as a missionary]; and he took him and circumcised him because of the Jews that were in those places, all of whom knew that his father was a Greek.

Acts 21:21

Now they have been informed about you that you continually teach all the Jews who live among the Gentiles to turn back from and forsake Moses, advising them not to circumcise their children or pay any attention to the observance of the [Mosaic] customs.

Acts 21:28

Shouting, Men of Israel, help! [Help!] This is the man who is teaching everybody everywhere against the people and the Law and this place! Moreover, he has also [actually] brought Greeks into the temple; he has desecrated and polluted this holy place!

Acts 22:21-22

And the Lord said to me, Go, for I will send you far away unto the Gentiles (nations).

Acts 23:13-14

There were more than forty [men of them], who formed this conspiracy [swearing together this oath and curse].

Romans 9:32-33

For what reason? Because [they pursued it] not through faith, relying [instead] on the merit of their works [they did not depend on faith but on what they could do]. They have stumbled over the Stumbling Stone.

1 Corinthians 1:18

For the story and message of the cross is sheer absurdity and folly to those who are perishing and on their way to perdition, but to us who are being saved it is the [manifestation of] the power of God.

1 Corinthians 15:30

[For that matter], why do I live [dangerously as I do, running such risks that I am] in peril every hour?

2 Corinthians 11:23-26

Are they [ministering] servants of Christ (the Messiah)? I am talking like one beside himself, [but] I am more, with far more extensive and abundant labors, with far more imprisonments, [beaten] with countless stripes, and frequently [at the point of] death.

Galatians 2:3

But [all went well!] even Titus, who was with me, was not compelled [as some had anticipated] to be circumcised, although he was a Greek.

Galatians 6:17

From now on let no person trouble me [by making it necessary for me to vindicate my apostolic authority and the divine truth of my Gospel], for I bear on my body the [brand] marks of the Lord Jesus [the wounds, scars, and other outward evidence of persecutions -- "these testify to His ownership of me]!

1 Peter 2:8-9

And, A Stone that will cause stumbling and a Rock that will give [men] offense; they stumble because they disobey and disbelieve [God's] Word, as those [who reject Him] were destined (appointed) to do.

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