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.

They constrain

Bible References

As desire

Galatians 6:13
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.
Matthew 6:2
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.
Matthew 23:5
And all their works they do to be observed by men. They make broad their phylacteries, and enlarge their fringes,
Luke 16:15
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.
Luke 20:47
who devour widows houses, and for a pretence make long prayers. These will receive a far greater condemnation.
John 7:18
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.
Philippians 1:15
Some indeed preach Christ even from envy and strife, and some also from good will.
Philippians 2:4
looking each of you not to his own interest, but each to the interest of others also.
Colossians 2:23
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.

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
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.


Galatians 5:11
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.
Philippians 3:18
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;