Circumcision

Circumcision

 
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  • (When she called Moses a "blood-smeared bridegroom," she was referring to the circumcision.) After that, the LORD left him alone. - Exodus 4:26


  • When the baby was eight days old, all the relatives and friends came for the circumcision ceremony. They wanted to name him Zechariah, after his father. - Luke 1:59


  • But you work on the Sabbath, too, when you obey Moses' law of circumcision. (Actually, this tradition of circumcision is older than the law of Moses; it goes back to Abraham.) - John 7:22


  • God also gave Abraham the covenant of circumcision at that time. And so Isaac, Abraham's son, was circumcised when he was eight days old. Isaac became the father of Jacob, and Jacob was the father of the twelve patriarchs of the Jewish nation. - Acts 7:8


  • While Paul and Barnabas were at Antioch of Syria, some men from Judea arrived and began to teach the Christians*: "Unless you keep the ancient Jewish custom of circumcision taught by Moses, you cannot be saved."1 - Acts 15:1


  • The Jewish ceremony of circumcision is worth something only if you obey God's law. But if you don't obey God's law, you are no better off than an uncircumcised Gentile. - Romans 2:25


  • For you are not a true Jew just because you were born of Jewish parents or because you have gone through the Jewish ceremony of circumcision. - Romans 2:28


  • No, a true Jew is one whose heart is right with God. And true circumcision is not a cutting of the body but a change of heart produced by God's Spirit. Whoever has that kind of change seeks praise from God, not from people. - Romans 2:29


  • Then what's the advantage of being a Jew? Is there any value in the Jewish ceremony of circumcision? - Romans 3:1


  • The circumcision ceremony was a sign that Abraham already had faith and that God had already accepted him and declared him to be righteous--even before he was circumcised. So Abraham is the spiritual father of those who have faith but have not been circumcised. They are made right with God by faith. - Romans 4:11


  • When he first arrived, he ate with the Gentile Christians, who don't bother with circumcision. But afterward, when some Jewish friends of James came, Peter wouldn't eat with the Gentiles anymore because he was afraid of what these legalists would say. - Galatians 2:12


  • Listen! I, Paul, tell you this: If you are counting on circumcision to make you right with God, then Christ cannot help you. - Galatians 5:2


  • I only wish that those troublemakers who want to mutilate you by circumcision would mutilate themselves.*2 - Galatians 5:12


  • And even those who advocate circumcision don't really keep the whole law. They only want you to be circumcised so they can brag about it and claim you as their disciples. - Galatians 6:13


  • Don't forget that you Gentiles used to be outsiders by birth. You were called "the uncircumcised ones" by the Jews, who were proud of their circumcision, even though it affected only their bodies and not their hearts. - Ephesians 2:11
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    New Living Translation Bible used with permission Tyndale House Publishers.

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