Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Not however that God's word has failed; for all who have sprung from Israel do not count as Israel,
and do not imagine that you can say to yourselves, 'We have Abraham as our forefather,' for I tell you that God can raise up descendants for Abraham from these stones.
Jesus saw Nathanael approaching, and said of him, "Look! here is a true Israelite, in whom there is no deceitfulness!"
You are descendants of Abraham, I know; but you want to kill me, because my teaching gains no ground within you.
For neither circumcision nor uncircumcision is of any importance; but only a renewed nature.
Your sufferings I know, and your poverty--but you are rich--and the evil name given you by those who say that they themselves are Jews, and are not, but are Satan's synagogue.
What then were the circumstances under which this took place? Was it after he had been circumcised, or before?
1 Peter 3:21
And, corresponding to that figure, the water of baptism now saves you--not the washing off of material defilement, but the craving of a good conscience after God--through the resurrection of Jesus Christ,