Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
But idle is their devotion while they lay down precepts which are mere human rules.'
Before, not after. And he received circumcision as a sign, a mark attesting the reality of the faith-righteousness which was his while still uncircumcised, that he might be the forefather of all those who believe even though they are uncircumcised--in order that this righteousness might be placed to their credit;
Now faith is a well-grounded assurance of that for which we hope, and a conviction of the reality of things which we do not see.