Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


And he received the sign of circumcision, a seal of the righteousness of the faith which he had yet being uncircumcised: that he might be the father of all them that believe, though they be not circumcised; that righteousness might be imputed unto them also:

That righteousness

Bible References

The sign

Genesis 17:10
This [is] my covenant which you shall keep, between me and you, and [also] with your offspring after you: Every male among you shall be circumcised.
Exodus 12:13
And the blood will be a sign for you on the houses where you are, and I will see the blood, and I will pass over you, and there will not be a destructive plague among you when I strike the land of Egypt.
Exodus 31:13
"And you, speak to the {Israelites}, saying, 'Surely you must keep my Sabbaths, because it [is] a sign between me and you throughout your generations, [in order] to know that I [am] Yahweh, who consecrates you.
Ezekiel 20:12
And also my Sabbaths I gave to them to be a sign between me and between them {so they would know} that I, Yahweh, [am] [the one] sanctifying them.

A seal

Romans 2:28
For the Jew is not {one outwardly}, nor [is] circumcision {outwardly}, in the flesh.
Deuteronomy 30:6
"And Yahweh your God will circumcise your heart and the heart of your offspring to love Yahweh your God with all your heart and with all your inner self {so that you may live}.
2 Corinthians 1:22
[who] also sealed us and gave the down payment of the Spirit in our hearts.
Ephesians 1:13
in whom also you, when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, in whom also when you believed you were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit,
Ephesians 4:30
and do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.
Revelation 9:4
And it was told to them that they should not damage the grass of the earth or any green [plant] or any tree, except those people who do not have the seal of God on their foreheads.


Romans 4:13
For the promise to Abraham or to his descendants, [that] he would be heir of the world, [was] not through the law, but through the righteousness by faith.
Romans 3:22
that is, the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe. For [there] is no distinction,
Romans 9:30
What then shall we say? That the Gentiles, who did not pursue righteousness, attained righteousness--even the righteousness [that is] by faith.
Romans 10:6
But the righteousness from faith speaks like this: "Do not say in your heart, 'Who will ascend into heaven?'" (that is, to bring Christ down),
Galatians 5:5
For through the Spirit by faith we eagerly await the hope of righteousness.
Philippians 3:9
and may be found in him, not having my righteousness [which is] from the law, but [which is] through faith in Christ, the righteousness from God on the basis of faith,
Hebrews 11:7
By faith Noah, having been warned about things not yet seen, out of reverence constructed an ark for the deliverance of his family, by which he pronounced sentence on the world and became an heir of the righteousness that comes by faith.
2 Peter 1:1
Simeon Peter, a slave and apostle of Jesus Christ, to those who have obtained a faith equal in value to ours by the righteousness of our God and Savior Jesus Christ.

That righteousness

Romans 4:6
just as David also speaks about the blessing of the person to whom God credits righteousness apart from works:

General references

Genesis 12:2
And I will make you a great nation, and I will bless you, and I will make your name great. And you will be a blessing.
Genesis 17:24
Abraham [was] ninety-nine years old when he circumcised the flesh of his foreskin.
Leviticus 12:3
And on the eighth day his foreskin's flesh shall be circumcised.
Luke 5:39
And no one [after] drinking old [wine] wants new, because he says, 'The old is [just] fine!'"
Acts 10:47
"Surely no one can withhold the water for these [people] to be baptized, who have received the Holy Spirit as we also did!"
Romans 3:30
since God [is] one, who will justify {those who are circumcised} by faith and {those who are uncircumcised} through faith.
Galatians 3:9
So then, the ones [who have] faith are blessed together with Abraham who believed.