Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Summary

As many as desire to make a fair shew in the flesh, they constrain you to be circumcised; only lest they should suffer persecution for the cross of Christ.

They constrain

Bible References

As desire

Galatians 6:13
For even the circumcised don’t keep the law themselves; however, they want you to be circumcised in order to boast about your flesh.
Matthew 6:2
So whenever you give to the poor, don’t sound a trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and on the streets, to be applauded by people. I assure you: They’ve got their reward!
Matthew 23:5
They do everything to be observed by others: They enlarge their phylacteries and lengthen their tassels.
Luke 16:15
And He told them: “You are the ones who justify yourselves in the sight of others, but God knows your hearts. For what is highly admired by people is revolting in God’s sight.
Luke 20:47
They devour widows’ houses and say long prayers just for show. These will receive greater punishment.”
John 7:18
The one who speaks for himself seeks his own glory. But He who seeks the glory of the One who sent Him is true, and there is no unrighteousness in Him.
2 Corinthians 10:12
For we don’t dare classify or compare ourselves with some who commend themselves. But in measuring themselves by themselves and comparing themselves to themselves, they lack understanding.
2 Corinthians 11:13
For such people are false apostles, deceitful workers, disguising themselves as apostles of Christ.
Philippians 1:15
To be sure, some preach Christ out of envy and strife, but others out of good will.
Philippians 2:4
Everyone should look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others.
Colossians 2:23
Although these have a reputation of wisdom by promoting ascetic practices, humility, and severe treatment of the body, they are not of any value in curbing self-indulgence.

They constrain

Galatians 2:3
But not even Titus who was with me, though he was a Greek, was compelled to be circumcised.
Acts 15:1
Some men came down from Judea and began to teach the brothers: “Unless you are circumcised according to the custom prescribed by Moses, you cannot be saved!”

Lest

Galatians 5:11
Now brothers, if I still preach circumcision, why am I still persecuted? In that case the offense of the cross has been abolished.
Philippians 3:18
For I have often told you, and now say again with tears, that many live as enemies of the cross of Christ.

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