Galatians 6:11-18 NIV

Not Circumcision but a New Creation

11 See what large letters I use as I write to you with my own hand!1

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12 Those who want to make a good impression outwardly2 are trying to compel you to be circumcised.3 The only reason they do this is to avoid being persecuted4 for the cross of Christ.

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13 Not even those who are circumcised obey the law,5 yet they want you to be circumcised that they may boast about your flesh.6

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14 May I never boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ,7 through whicha the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.8

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15 Neither circumcision nor uncircumcision means anything;9 what counts is a new creation.10

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16 Peace and mercy to all who follow this rule, even to the Israel of God.
17 Finally, let no one cause me trouble, for I bear on my body the marks11 of Jesus.

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18 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ12 be with your spirit,13 brothers. Amen.

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