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 not even do they who become circumcised themselves keep the Law; but they desire to have you circumcised, that they may glory in your flesh.
Therefore when thou doest alms, do not sound a trumpet before thee, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory of men. Truly do I say to you, They have received their reward.
And all their works they do to be observed by men. They make broad their phylacteries, and enlarge their fringes,
And he said to them, Ye are they who justify yourselves before men; but God knoweth your hearts; for that which is highly exalted among men is an abomination before God.
who devour widows houses, and for a pretence make long prayers. These will receive a far greater condemnation.
He that speaketh from himself seeketh his own glory; but he that seeketh the glory of him that sent him, he is true, and in him is no unrighteousness.
2 Corinthians 10:12
For we do not venture to reckon ourselves among, or compare ourselves with, some of those who commend themselves; but they, measuring themselves among themselves, and comparing themselves with themselves, are not wise.
2 Corinthians 11:13
For such are false apostles, deceitful workmen, transforming themselves into apostles of Christ.
Some indeed preach Christ even from envy and strife, and some also from good will.
looking each of you not to his own interest, but each to the interest of others also.
which things have indeed a show of wisdom in willworship and humiliation and severity to the body, not in any honor for the satisfying of the flesh.
But not even Titus, who was with me, though he was a Greek, was compelled to be circumcised;
And there came down certain men from Judaea, and taught the brethren, Unless ye are circumcised after the custom of Moses, ye cannot be saved.
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.
For many walk, of whom I told you often, and now tell you even weeping, that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ;