Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

For not even those who have been circumcised themselves keep law, but they want you to be circumcised, so that they may boast in thy flesh.

New American Standard Bible

For those who are circumcised do not even keep the Law themselves, but they desire to have you circumcised so that they may boast in your flesh.

King James Version

For neither they themselves who are circumcised keep the law; but desire to have you circumcised, that they may glory in your flesh.

Holman Bible

For even the circumcised don’t keep the law themselves; however, they want you to be circumcised in order to boast about your flesh.

International Standard Version

Why, not even those who are circumcised obey the Law! They simply want you to be circumcised so that they can boast about your external appearance.

American Standard Version

For not even they who receive circumcision do themselves keep the law; but they desire to have you circumcised, that they may glory in your flesh.

Amplified

For even the circumcised [Jews] themselves do not [really] keep the Law, but they want to have you circumcised so that they may boast in your flesh [that is, in the fact that they convinced you to be circumcised].

An Understandable Version

For not even those who practice circumcision comply with [the requirements of] the law of Moses, yet they want you to be circumcised so they can take credit for this physical evidence [of your compliance with the law of Moses].

Anderson New Testament

For not even do those very men, who are circumcised, keep the law: but they wish you to be circumcised, that they may boast in your flesh.

Bible in Basic English

Because even those who undergo circumcision do not themselves keep the law; but they would have you undergo circumcision, so that they may have glory in your flesh.

Common New Testament

For those who are circumcised do not even keep the Law themselves, but they desire to have you circumcised so that they may boast in your flesh.

Daniel Mace New Testament

for even they who are circumcised, do not themselves observe the law in other respects; but they dedesire to have you circumcised, that they may have matter of glorying upon that account.

Darby Translation

For neither do they that are circumcised themselves keep the law; but they wish you to be circumcised, that they may boast in your flesh.

Godbey New Testament

For neither do those who are circumcised keep the law; but they wish you to be circumcised, in order that they may glory in your flesh.

Goodspeed New Testament

Why, even those who let themselves be circumcised do not observe the Law themselves! But they want you to let yourselves be circumcised so that they can boast of that physical fact about you!

John Wesley New Testament

For neither they who are circumcised keep the law; but they desire to have you circumcised, that they may glory in your flesh.

Julia Smith Translation

For neither they being circumcised themselves observe the law; but they wish you to be circumcised, that they might boast in your flesh.

King James 2000

For neither they themselves who are circumcised keep the law; but desire to have you circumcised, that they may glory in your flesh.

Lexham Expanded Bible

For not even those who are circumcised observe the law themselves, but they want you to be circumcised in order that they may boast in your flesh.

Modern King James verseion

For they themselves, having been circumcised, do not even keep the Law, but they desire you to be circumcised so that they may boast in your flesh.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

For they themselves which are circumcised keep not the law: but desire to have you circumcised that they might rejoice in your flesh.

Moffatt New Testament

Why, even the circumcision party do not observe the Law themselves! They merely want you to get circumcised, so as to boast over your flesh!

Montgomery New Testament

Even those who are being circumcised, are not themselves keeping the Law, but they want you to be circumcised so that they may glory in your flesh.

NET Bible

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.

New Heart English Bible

For even they who receive circumcision do not keep the law themselves, but they desire to have you circumcised, that they may boast in your flesh.

Noyes New Testament

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.

Sawyer New Testament

For the circumcised themselves do not keep the law, but they wish you to be circumcised that they may glory in your flesh.

The Emphasized Bible

For, not even they who are getting circumcised, are, themselves, observing law, - but are wishing you to be circumcised, that, in your flesh, they may boast themselves.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

For even they who are themselves circumcised do not keep the law, but desire you to be circumcised, that they may glory in your flesh.

Twentieth Century New Testament

Even these men who are circumcised do not themselves keep the Law; yet they want you to be circumcised, so that they may boast of your observance of the rite.

Webster

For neither they themselves who are circumcised keep the law; but desire to have you circumcised, that they may glory in your flesh.

Weymouth New Testament

For these very men do not really keep the Law of Moses, but they would have you receive circumcision in order that they may glory in *your* bodies.

Williams New Testament

Indeed, the very men who let themselves be circumcised do not themselves observe the law. But they simply want you to let yourselves be circumcised, so that they can boast of you as members of their party.

World English Bible

For even they who receive circumcision don't keep the law themselves, but they desire to have you circumcised, that they may boast in your flesh.

Worrell New Testament

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.

Worsley New Testament

For they, who are circumcised, do not themselves keep the law: but they would have you circumcised, that they may glory in your flesh.

Youngs Literal Translation

for neither do those circumcised themselves keep the law, but they wish you to be circumcised, that in your flesh they may glory.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
For
γάρ 
Gar 
for, , not tr
Usage: 825

οὐδέ 
Oude 
neither, nor, not, no not, not so much as, then not, not tr,
Usage: 83


which, who, the things, the son,
Usage: 0


Usage: 0

who

which, who, the things, the son,
Usage: 0

περιτέμνω 
Peritemno 
Usage: 17

φυλάσσω 
Phulasso 
Usage: 25

the law
νόμος 
Nomos 
law
Usage: 179

but
ἀλλά 
Alla 
but, yea, yet, nevertheless, howbeit, nay, therefore, save, not tr,
Usage: 461

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

to have
περιτέμνω 
Peritemno 
Usage: 17

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

περιτέμνω 
Peritemno 
Usage: 17

ἵνα 
Hina 
that, to,
Usage: 472

καυχάομαι 
Kauchaomai 
Usage: 37

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

ὑμέτερος 
Humeteros 
Usage: 4

Context Readings

A Final Warning

12 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. 13 For not even those who have been circumcised themselves keep law, but they want you to be circumcised, so that they may boast in thy flesh. 14 But may it not be from me to boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.


Cross References

Matthew 23:3

All things therefore, however many they may tell you to observe, observe and do, but do not ye according to their works, for they say, and do not.

Matthew 23:15

Woe to you, scholars and Pharisees, hypocrites! Because ye encompass the sea and the land to make one proselyte, and when it happens, ye make him twice more a son of hell than yourselves.

Matthew 23:23

Woe to you, scholars and Pharisees, hypocrites! Because ye tithe the mint and the anise and the cummin, and have omitted the weightier matters of the law--justice and mercy and faith. These things must be done, and not neglecting t

Romans 2:17-25

Behold, thou are called a Jew, and rely upon the law, and boast in God,

Romans 3:9-19

What then? Are we better? Not at all. For we already charged both Jews and Greeks to all be under sin,

1 Corinthians 3:21

Therefore let not one man boast in men. For all things are yours,

1 Corinthians 5:6

Your boasting is not good. Know ye not that a little leaven leavens the whole lump?

2 Corinthians 11:18

Since many boast according to the flesh, I too will boast.

Philippians 3:3

For we are the circumcision, men who worship in spirit to God, and who boast in Christ Jesus, and not being confident in flesh.

2 Peter 2:19

promising them freedom, while they themselves are bondmen of corruption, for by what any man has been overcome, of this he has also been enslaved.

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