For he is not a Jew who is one outwardly, nor is circumcision that which is outward in the flesh.
For neither is circumcision anything, nor uncircumcision, but a new creation.
and do not suppose that you can say to yourselves, ‘ We have Abraham for our father’; for I say to you that from these stones God is able to raise up children to Abraham.
But it is not as though the word of God has failed. For they are not all Israel who are descended from Israel;
‘I know your tribulation and your poverty (but you are rich), and the blasphemy by those who say they are Jews and are not, but are a synagogue of Satan.
A Psalm of Asaph. Surely God is good to Israel, To those who are pure in heart!
Unless the Lord of hosts Had left us a few survivors, We would be like Sodom, We would be like Gomorrah.
“ Hear this, O house of Jacob, who are named Israel And who came forth from the loins of Judah, Who swear by the name of the Lord And invoke the God of Israel, But not in truth nor in righteousness.
Egypt and Judah, and Edom and the sons of Ammon, and Moab and all those inhabiting the desert who clip the hair on their temples; for all the nations are uncircumcised, and all the house of Israel are uncircumcised of heart.”
Then she conceived again and gave birth to a daughter. And the Lord said to him, “Name her Lo-ruhamah, for I will no longer have compassion on the house of Israel, that I would ever forgive them.
Jesus saw Nathanael coming to Him, and *said of him, “Behold, an Israelite indeed, in whom there is no deceit!”
I know that you are Abraham’s descendants; yet you seek to kill Me, because My word has no place in you.
But if you bear the name “Jew” and rely upon the Law and boast in God,
How then was it credited? While he was circumcised, or uncircumcised? Not while circumcised, but while uncircumcised;
Corresponding to that, baptism now saves you— not the removal of dirt from the flesh, but an appeal to God for a good conscience—through the resurrection of Jesus Christ,