Behold I, Paul, say to you that if you receive circumcision, Christ will be of no benefit to you.
But some men came down from Judea and were teaching the brethren, "Unless you are circumcised according to the custom of Moses, you cannot be saved."
I, Paul, myself urge you, by the meekness and gentleness of Christ, I who am humble when face to face with you, but bold to you when I am away!
For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision is of any avail, but faith working through love.
Since we have heard that some persons from us have disturbed you with words, unsettling your minds, although we gave them no instructions,
Paul wanted this man to accompany him; and he took him and circumcised him because of the Jews who were in those places, for they all knew that his father was a Greek.
but Israel, who pursued the law of righteousness, has not attained that law.
For I bear them witness that they have a zeal for God, but it is not according to knowledge.
But even Titus, who was with me, was not compelled to be circumcised, though he was a Greek.
I testify again to every man who receives circumcision, that he is under obligation to keep the whole Law.
But if I, brethren, still preach circumcision, why am I still persecuted? In that case the stumbling block of the cross has been abolished.
For we also have had the good news preached to us, just as they did; but the message they heard was of no value to them, because those who heard did not combine it with faith.
I, Paul, write this greeting in my own hand.