This is what the Lord says: The wise must not boast in his wisdom; the mighty must not boast in his might; the rich must not boast in his riches.
But the one who boasts should boast in this, that he understands and knows Mea- that I am the Lord, showing faithful love, justice, and righteousness on the earth, for I delight in these things. [This is] the Lord's declaration.
"The days are coming"-the Lord's declaration-"when I will punish all the circumcised yet uncircumcised:b26
Egypt, Judah, Edom, the Ammonites, Moab, all those who clip the hair on their templesc and reside in the wilderness. All these nations are uncircumcised, and the whole house of Israel is uncircumcised in heart."d