Those who want to make a good impression outwardly1 are trying to compel you to be circumcised.2 The only reason they do this is to avoid being persecuted3 for the cross of Christ.
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Not even those who are circumcised obey the law,4 yet they want you to be circumcised that they may boast about your flesh.5
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May I never boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ,6 through which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.7
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Neither circumcision nor uncircumcision means anything;8 what counts is a new creation.9
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Peace and mercy to all who follow this rule, even to the Israel of God.
Finally, let no one cause me trouble, for I bear on my body the marks10 of Jesus.
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The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ11 be with your spirit,12 brothers. Amen.
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