Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
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.
For those who are circumcised do not obey the law themselves, but they want you to be circumcised so that they can boast about your flesh.
Thus whenever you do charitable giving, do not blow a trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in synagogues and on streets so that people will praise them. I tell you the truth, they have their reward.
They do all their deeds to be seen by people, for they make their phylacteries wide and their tassels long.
But Jesus said to them, "You are the ones who justify yourselves in men's eyes, but God knows your hearts. For what is highly prized among men is utterly detestable in God's sight.
They devour widows' property, and as a show make long prayers. They will receive a more severe punishment."
The person who speaks on his own authority desires to receive honor for himself; the one who desires the honor of the one who sent him is a man of integrity, and there is no unrighteousness in him.
2 Corinthians 10:12
For we would not dare to classify or compare ourselves with some of those who recommend themselves. But when they measure themselves by themselves and compare themselves with themselves, they are without understanding.
2 Corinthians 11:13
For such people are false apostles, deceitful workers, disguising themselves as apostles of Christ.
Some, to be sure, are preaching Christ from envy and rivalry, but others from goodwill.
Each of you should be concerned not only about your own interests, but about the interests of others as well.
Even though they have the appearance of wisdom with their self-imposed worship and false humility achieved by an unsparing treatment of the body -- a wisdom with no true value -- they in reality result in fleshly indulgence.
Yet not even Titus, who was with me, was compelled to be circumcised, although he was a Greek.
Now some men came down from Judea and began to teach the brothers, "Unless you are circumcised according to the custom of Moses, you cannot be saved."
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.
For many live, about whom I have often told you, and now, with tears, I tell you that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ.