Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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.

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 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. 13 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. 14 But, for my part, may I never boast of anything except the cross of Jesus Christ, our Master, through whom the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.


Cross References

Matthew 23:3

Therefore practice and lay to heart everything that they tell preach but do not practice.

Matthew 23:15

Alas for you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, hypocrites that you are! You scour land and sea to make a single convert, and, when he is gained, you make him twice as deserving of the Pit as you are yourselves.

Matthew 23:23

Alas for you, Teachers of the Law and Pharisees, hypocrites that you are! You pay tithes on mint, fennel, and caraway seed, and have neglected the weightier matters of the Law--justice, mercy, and good faith. These last you ought to have put into practice, without neglecting the first.

Romans 2:17-25

But, perhaps, you bear the name of 'Jew,' and are relying upon Law, and boast of belonging to God, and understand his will,

Romans 3:9-19

What follows, then? Are we Jews in any way superior to others? Not at all. Our indictment against both Jews and Greeks was that all alike were in subjection to sin.

1 Corinthians 3:21

Therefore let no one boast about men; for all things are yours--

1 Corinthians 5:6

Your boasting is unseemly. Do not you know that even a little leaven leavens all the dough?

2 Corinthians 11:18

As so many are boasting of earthly things, I, too, will boast.

Philippians 3:3

For it is we who are the circumcised--we whose worship is prompted by the Spirit of God, who exult in Christ Jesus, and who do not rely upon external privileges;

2 Peter 2:19

They promise them freedom, while they themselves are slaves to corrupt habits; for a man is the slave of anything to which he gives way.

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