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 neither do those themselves who are circumcised keep the law; but they wish you to be circumcised, that they may glory in your flesh.
Matthew 6:2
When, therefore, you are doing alms, do not sound a trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory of men. Verily I say to you, they receive their reward.
Matthew 23:5
But all their works they do with the view to be seen by men; for they make broad their phylacteries and enlarge their fringes;
Luke 16:15
And He said to them, "Ye are those who justify yourselves before men; but God knoweth your hearts; because that which is exalted among men is an abomination before God.
Luke 20:47
who devour the houses of widows; and, for a pretense, make long prayers. These shall receive greater condemnation."
John 7:18
He that speaks from himself seeks his own glory; but He Who seeketh the glory of Him Who sent Him the Same is true, and there is no unrighteousness in Him.
2 Corinthians 10:12
For we are not bold to judge ourselves among, or to compare ourselves with, some of those who commend themselves; but they measuring themselves among themselves, and comparing themselves with themselves, are without understanding.
2 Corinthians 11:13
For such men are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into apostles of Christ;
Philippians 1:15
Some, indeed, preach Christ even because of envy and strife; and some also of good-will;
Philippians 2:4
not looking each to his own things, but each also to the things of others.
Colossians 2:23
Which things, having, indeed, a show of wisdom, in will-worship, humility, and severe treatment of the body, are not of any value, against the indulgence of the flesh.

They constrain

Galatians 2:3
But not even Titus, who was with me, being a Greek, was compelled to be circumcised;
Acts 15:1
And some, coming down from Judaea, were teaching the brethren, "Unless ye be circumcised after the custom of Moses, ye cannot be saved."


Galatians 5:11
But I, brethren, if I still preach circumcision, why am I still persecuted? then the stumbling-block of the cross has been done away!
Philippians 3:18
For many are walking, of whom I often told you, and now tell you even weeping, that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ.