Parallel Verses

Worrell New Testament

As many as wish to make a fair show in the flesh, these constrain you to be circumcised, only that they may not suffer persecution for the cross of Christ.

New American Standard Bible

Those who desire to make a good showing in the flesh try to compel you to be circumcised, simply so that they will not be persecuted for the cross of Christ.

King James Version

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.

Holman Bible

Those who want to make a good showing in the flesh are the ones who would compel you to be circumcised-but only to avoid being persecuted for the cross of Christ.

International Standard Version

These people who want to impress others by their external appearance are trying to force you to be circumcised, simply to avoid being persecuted for the cross of the Messiah.

A Conservative Version

As many as desire to make a good impression in flesh, these compel you to be circumcised, only so that they may not be persecuted for the cross of the Christ.

American Standard Version

As many as desire to make a fair show in the flesh, they compel you to be circumcised; only that they may not be persecuted for the cross of Christ.

Amplified

Those who want to make a good impression and a fine show in the flesh would try to compel you to receive circumcision, simply so that they may escape being persecuted for allegiance to the cross of Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One).

An Understandable Version

Those who attempt to make a good impression by trying to force you to be circumcised really want only to avoid being persecuted for their commitment to Christ.

Anderson New Testament

As many as wish to make a fair show in the flesh, these compel you to be circumcised, only that they may not suffer persecution for the cross of the Christ.

Bible in Basic English

Those who have the desire to seem important in the flesh, put force on you to undergo circumcision; only that they may not be attacked because of the cross of Christ.

Common New Testament

Those who want to make a good showing in the flesh try to compel you to be circumcised, and only in order that they may not be persecuted for the cross of Christ.

Daniel Mace New Testament

they who desire to make a figure in the world, constrain you to be circumcised, only to avoid being persecuted for the cross of Christ.

Darby Translation

As many as desire to have a fair appearance in the flesh, these compel you to be circumcised, only that they may not be persecuted because of the cross of Christ.

Godbey New Testament

So many as wish to make a fair show in the flesh, these compel you to be circumcised; only that they do not suffer persecution on account of the cross of Christ.

Goodspeed New Testament

These men who are trying to force you to let yourselves be circumcised want to present a good appearance externally, to save themselves from having to stand persecution for the cross of Jesus the Christ.

John Wesley New Testament

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

Jubilee 2000 Bible

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

Julia Smith Translation

As many as: wish to have an agreeable demeanor in the flesh, they compel you to be circumcised; only lest they should be driven out for the cross of Christ.

King James 2000

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

Lexham Expanded Bible

As many as are wanting to make a good showing in the flesh, these are attempting to compel you to be circumcised, only so that they will not be persecuted for the cross of Christ.

Modern King James verseion

As many as desire to look well in the flesh, these compel you to be circumcised; only lest they should suffer persecution for the cross of Christ.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

As many as desire with outward appearance to please carnally, they constrain you to be circumcised, only because they would not suffer persecution with the cross of Christ.

Moffatt New Testament

These men who are keen upon you getting circumcised are just men who want to make a grand display in the flesh ??it is simply to avoid being persecuted for the cross of Christ.

Montgomery New Testament

Those who are trying to compel you to be circumcised are such as wish to make a fair show in the flesh, only that they may not suffer persecution for the cross of Christ.

NET Bible

Those who want to make a good showing in external matters are trying to force you to be circumcised. They do so only to avoid being persecuted for the cross of Christ.

New Heart English Bible

As many as desire to make a good showing in the flesh, they compel you to be circumcised; only that they may not be persecuted for the cross of Christ.

Noyes New Testament

As many as desire to make a fair show in the flesh, these are constraining you to be circumcised, only that they may not suffer persecution for the cross of Christ.

Sawyer New Testament

Those who wish to make a fair appearance in the flesh compel you to be circumcised, only that they may not be persecuted for the cross of Christ.

The Emphasized Bible

As many as are wishing to make a good show in flesh, the same, are compelling you to get circumcised, - only that, for the cross of Christ Jesus, they may not be suffering persecution!

Thomas Haweis New Testament

As many as wish to make a fair appearance in the flesh, they compel you to be circumcised, only that they may not suffer persecution for the cross of Christ.

Twentieth Century New Testament

Those who wish to appear to advantage in regard to outward observances are the very people who are trying to compel you to be circumcised; and they do it only to avoid being persecuted for the cross of Jesus, the Christ.

Webster

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

Weymouth New Testament

All who desire to display their zeal for external observances try to compel you to receive circumcision, but their real object is simply to escape being persecuted for the Cross of Christ.

Williams New Testament

These men who are trying to force you to let yourselves be circumcised simply want to make a fine outward show, only to keep you from being persecuted for the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ.

World English Bible

As many as desire to look good in the flesh, they compel you to be circumcised; only that they may not be persecuted for the cross of Christ.

Worsley New Testament

They, who want to make a fair appearance in the flesh, would constrain you to be circumcised; only that they may not be persecuted for the cross of Christ.

Youngs Literal Translation

as many as are willing to make a good appearance in the flesh, these constrain you to be circumcised -- only that for the cross of the Christ they may not be persecuted,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
As many as
ὅσος 
Hosos 
Usage: 76

θέλω ἐθέλω 
thelo 
will/would, will/would have, desire, desirous, list, to will,
Usage: 136

to make a fair shew
εὐπροσωπέω 
Euprosopeo 
Usage: 1

in
ἐν 
En 
in, by, with, among, at, on, through,
Usage: 2128

the flesh
σάρξ 
Sarx 
Usage: 130

οὗτος οὗτοι αὕτη αὕται 
Houtos 
this, these, he, the same, this man, she, they,
Usage: 258

ἀναγκάζω 
Anagkazo 
Usage: 8

ὑμᾶς 
Humas 
you, ye, for your sakes Trans, not tr,
Usage: 314

περιτέμνω 
Peritemno 
Usage: 17

μόνον 
Monon 
only, alone, but
Usage: 62

μή 
me 
not, no, that not, God forbid 9, lest, neither, no man , but, none, not translated,
Usage: 493

for the cross
σταυρός 
Stauros 
Usage: 22

Context Readings

A Final Warning

11 See with what large letters I wrote to you with my own hand. 12 As many as wish to make a fair show in the flesh, these constrain you to be circumcised, only that they may not suffer persecution for the cross of Christ. 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.


Cross References

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!

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."

2 Corinthians 11:13

For such men are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into apostles of Christ;

Galatians 2:3

But not even Titus, who was with me, being a Greek, was compelled to be circumcised;

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 6:5

"And, when ye pray, ye shall not be as the hypocrites; for they love to pray, standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen by men: verily I say to you, they have their reward.

Matthew 6:16

"And, when ye fast, be not as the hypocrites, of a sad countenance; for they disfigure their faces, that they may appear to men to fast. 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;

Matthew 23:28

So ye also outwardly, indeed, appear righteous to men; but within ye are full of hypocrisy and lawlessness.

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.

Acts 15:5

But there rose up some from the sect of the Pharisees, who believed, saying, "It is necessary to circumcise them, and to charge them to keep the law of Moses."

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.

Galatians 2:14

But, when I saw that they were not walking uprightly according to the truth of the Gospel, I said to Cephas in presence of them all, "If you, being a Jew, live as do the gentiles, and not as the Jews, how do you compel the gentiles to live as do the Jews?"

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.

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.

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.

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.



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