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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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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. 13 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. 14 But far be it from me to have glory in anything, but only in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which this world has come to an end on the cross for me, and I for it.


Cross References

Matthew 23:3

All things, then, which they give you orders to do, these do and keep: but do not take their works as your example, for they say and do not.

Matthew 23:15

A curse is on you, scribes and Pharisees, false ones! for you go about land and sea to get one disciple and, having him, you make him twice as much a son of hell as yourselves.

Matthew 23:23

A curse is on you, scribes and Pharisees, false ones! for you make men give a tenth of all sorts of sweet-smelling plants, but you give no thought to the more important things of the law, righteousness, and mercy, and faith; but it is right for you to do these, and not to let the others be undone.

Romans 2:17-25

But as for you who have the name of Jew, and are resting on the law, and take pride in God,

Romans 3:9-19

What then? are we worse off than they? In no way: because we have before made it clear that Jews as well as Greeks are all under the power of sin;

1 Corinthians 3:21

So let no one take pride in men. For all things are yours;

1 Corinthians 5:6

This pride of yours is not good. Do you not see that a little leaven makes a change in all the mass?

2 Corinthians 11:18

Seeing that there are those who take credit to themselves after the flesh, I will do the same.

Philippians 3:3

For we are the circumcision, who give worship to God and have glory in Jesus Christ, and have no faith in the flesh:

2 Peter 2:19

Saying that they will be free, while they themselves are the servants of destruction; because whatever gets the better of a man makes a servant of him.

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