Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

For indeed circumcision is of value if you practice the Law; but if you are a transgressor of the Law, your circumcision has become uncircumcision.

King James Version

For circumcision verily profiteth, if thou keep the law: but if thou be a breaker of the law, thy circumcision is made uncircumcision.

Holman Bible

For circumcision benefits you if you observe the law, but if you are a lawbreaker, your circumcision has become uncircumcision.

International Standard Version

For circumcision is valuable if you observe the Law, but if you break the Law, your having been circumcised has no more value than if you were uncircumcised.

A Conservative Version

For circumcision is indeed beneficial if thou perform law, but if thou are a transgressor of law, thy circumcision has become uncircumcision.

American Standard Version

For circumcision indeed profiteth, if thou be a doer of the law: but if thou be a transgressor of the law, thy circumcision is become uncircumcision.

Amplified

Circumcision [the sign of the covenant of Abraham] is indeed of value if you practice the Law; but if you habitually break the Law, your circumcision has become uncircumcision [it is meaningless in God’s sight].

An Understandable Version

Now the practice of circumcision [i.e., the Jewish rite of identity, signifying the responsibility to observe the law of Moses] is worthwhile, providing you obey [the rest of] the law of Moses. But if you disobey the law, you might as well have never been circumcised.

Anderson New Testament

Now, circumcision is indeed profitable, if you keep the law: but, if you transgress the law, your circumcision becomes uncircumcision.

Bible in Basic English

It is true that circumcision is of use if you keep the law, but if you go against the law it is as if you had it not.

Common New Testament

Circumcision indeed is of value if you obey the law; but if you break the law, your circumcision has become uncircumcision.

Daniel Mace New Testament

Circumcision indeed is an advantage, if you keep the law: but if you violate the law, your being a Jew makes you no better than a heathen.

Darby Translation

For circumcision indeed profits if thou keep the law; but if thou be a law-transgressor, thy circumcision is become uncircumcision.

Godbey New Testament

For circumcision indeed profits, if you do the law: but if you be a transgressor of the law, your circumcision has become uncircumcision.

Goodspeed New Testament

Circumcision will help you only if you observe the Law; but if you are a lawbreaker, you might as well be uncircumcised.

John Wesley New Testament

Circumcision indeed profiteth, if thou keepest the law; but if thou art a transgressor of the law, thy circumcision is become uncircumcision.

Julia Smith Translation

For truly circumcision profits, if thou do the law: and if thou be a transgressor of the law, thy circumcision has become uncircumcision.

King James 2000

For circumcision verily profits, if you keep the law: but if you are a breaker of the law, your circumcision is made uncircumcision.

Lexham Expanded Bible

For circumcision is of value if you do the law, but if you should be a transgressor of the law, your circumcision has become uncircumcision.

Modern King James verseion

For circumcision truly profits if you keep the Law, but if you are a transgressor of the Law, circumcision becomes uncircumcision.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Circumcision verily availeth if thou keep the law: But if thou break the law thy circumcision is made uncircumcision.

Moffatt New Testament

Circumcision is certainly of use, provided you keep the Law; but if you are a breaker of the Law, then your circumcision is turned into uncircumcision.

Montgomery New Testament

Circumcision does indeed profit, if you are obedient to the Law; but if you habitually break the Law, your circumcision is become uncircumcision.

NET Bible

For circumcision has its value if you practice the law, but if you break the law, your circumcision has become uncircumcision.

New Heart English Bible

For circumcision indeed profits, if you are a doer of the law, but if you are a transgressor of the law, your circumcision has become uncircumcision.

Noyes New Testament

For circumcision is indeed a benefit to thee, if thou keep the Law; but if thou art a breaker of the Law, thy circumcision hath become uncircumcision.

Sawyer New Testament

For circumcision indeed is profitable if you perform the law, but if you are a transgressor of the law, your circumcision becomes uncircumcision.

The Emphasized Bible

For, circumcision, indeed, profiteth - if, law, thou be practising; but, if thou be a transgressor of law, thy circumcision, hath become, uncircumcision

Thomas Haweis New Testament

For circumcision indeed is advantageous, if thou practise the law: but if thou art a transgressor of the law, thy circumcision becomes uncircumcision,

Twentieth Century New Testament

Circumcision has its value, if you are obeying the Law. But, if you are a breaker of the Law, your circumcision is no better than uncircumcision.

Webster

For circumcision verily profiteth, if thou keepest the law; but if thou art a breaker of the law, thy circumcision is made uncircumcision.

Weymouth New Testament

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.

Williams New Testament

Now circumcision benefits you only if you practice the law, but if you break the law, your circumcision is no better than uncircumcision.

World English Bible

For circumcision indeed profits, if you are a doer of the law, but if you are a transgressor of the law, your circumcision has become uncircumcision.

Worrell New Testament

For circumcision, indeed, profits, if you do the law; but, if you are transgressors of the law, your circumcision has become uncircumcision.

Worsley New Testament

For circumcision indeed is profitable, if thou keep the law: but if thou be a transgressor of the law, thy circumcision is become uncircumcision.

Youngs Literal Translation

For circumcision, indeed, doth profit, if law thou mayest practise, but if a transgressor of law thou mayest be, thy circumcision hath become uncircumcision.

Interlinear

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

περιτομή 
Peritome 
περιτομή 
Peritome 
Usage: 34
Usage: 34

μέν 
men 
indeed, verily, truly, not tr,
Usage: 63

ὠφελέω 
Opheleo 
Usage: 8

if
ἐάν 
Ean 
ἐάν 
Ean 
Usage: 155
Usage: 155

thou keep
πράσσω 
Prasso 
Usage: 35

the law
νόμος 
Nomos 
law
Usage: 179

but
δέ 
De 
but, and, now, then, also, yet, yea, so, moreover, nevertheless, for, even, , not tr
Usage: 2184

thou be
εἰμί 
Eimi 
I am , am, it is I , be, I was , have been, not tr
Usage: 72

παραβάτης 
Parabates 
Usage: 5

of the law
νόμος 
Nomos 
law
Usage: 179

thy
σοῦ 
Sou 
thy, thee, thine, thine own, thou, not tr
Usage: 241

is made
γίνομαι 
Ginomai 
be, come to pass, be made, be done, come, become, God forbid , arise, have, be fulfilled, be married to, be preferred, not tr, , vr done
Usage: 531

References

Context Readings

Circumcision Of The Heart

24 For “the name of God is blasphemed among the Gentiles because of you,” just as it is written. 25 For indeed circumcision is of value if you practice the Law; but if you are a transgressor of the Law, your circumcision has become uncircumcision. 26 So if the uncircumcised man keeps the requirements of the Law, will not his uncircumcision be regarded as circumcision?



Cross References

Jeremiah 4:4

Circumcise yourselves to the Lord
And remove the foreskins of your heart,
Men of Judah and inhabitants of Jerusalem,
Or else My wrath will go forth like fire
And burn with none to quench it,
Because of the evil of your deeds.”

Deuteronomy 30:6

“Moreover the Lord your God will circumcise your heart and the heart of your descendants, to love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul, so that you may live.

Jeremiah 9:25-26

“Behold, the days are coming,” declares the Lord, “that I will punish all who are circumcised and yet uncircumcised—

Acts 7:51

“You men who are stiff-necked and uncircumcised in heart and ears are always resisting the Holy Spirit; you are doing just as your fathers did.

Romans 2:23

You who boast in the Law, through your breaking the Law, do you dishonor God?

Romans 2:28-2

For he is not a Jew who is one outwardly, nor is circumcision that which is outward in the flesh.

Romans 4:11-12

and he received the sign of circumcision, a seal of the righteousness of the faith which he had while uncircumcised, so that he might be the father of all who believe without being circumcised, that righteousness might be credited to them,

Galatians 5:3-6

And I testify again to every man who receives circumcision, that he is under obligation to keep the whole Law.

Galatians 6:15

For neither is circumcision anything, nor uncircumcision, but a new creation.

Ephesians 2:11-12

Therefore remember that formerly you, the Gentiles in the flesh, who are called “Uncircumcision” by the so-called “Circumcision,” which is performed in the flesh by human hands—

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