Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
For we are the circumcision, which worship God in the spirit, and rejoice in Christ Jesus, and have no confidence in the flesh.
Circumcision does indeed profit, if you obey the Law; but if you are a Law-breaker, the fact that you have been circumcised counts for nothing.
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;
In Him also you were circumcised with a circumcision not performed by hand, when you threw off your sinful nature in true Christian circumcision;
although I myself might have some excuse for confidence in outward ceremonies. If any one else claims a right to trust in them, far more may I:
1 Peter 1:23
For you have been begotten again by God's ever-living and enduring word from a germ not of perishable, but of imperishable life.
Then Mary said: "My soul extols the Lord,
In the same way if an uncircumcised man pays attention to the just requirements of the Law, shall not his lack of circumcision be overlooked, and,
unless you can deny that it is one and the same God who will pronounce the circumcised to be acquitted on the ground of faith, and the uncircumcised to be acquitted through the same faith.
1 Corinthians 1:31
in order that it may be as Scripture says, "He who boasts--let his boast be in the Lord."
2 Corinthians 10:17
But "whoever boasts, let his boast be in the Lord."
so that, as Christians, you may have additional reason for glorying about me as the result of my being with you again.