What advantage then has the Jew? or what profit is there of circumcision?
And Esau said, Behold, I am at the point of death: and what profit shall this birthright be to me?
For what has the wise more than the fool? what has the poor, who knows to walk before the living?
Since there are many things that increase vanity, how is man the better?
To what purpose is the multitude of your sacrifices unto me? says the LORD: I am full of the burnt offerings of rams, and the fat of fed beasts; and I delight not in the blood of bullocks, or of lambs, or of male goats.
You have said, It is vain to serve God: and what profit is it that we have kept his ordinance, and that we have walked in mourning before the LORD of hosts?
For circumcision verily profits, if you keep the law: but if you are a breaker of the law, your circumcision is made uncircumcision.
If after the manner of men I have fought with beasts at Ephesus, what is the gain to me, if the dead rise not? let us eat and drink; for tomorrow we die.
Be not carried about with various and strange doctrines. For it is a good thing that the heart be established with grace; not with foods, which have not profited them that have been observing them.