if you know his will and approve of what is superior because you are instructed by the law;
if you are convinced that you are a guide for the blind, a light for those who are in the dark,
an instructor of the foolish, a teacher of infants, because you have in the law the embodiment of knowledge and truth--
you, then, who teach others, do you not teach yourself ? You who preach against stealing, do you steal?122
You who say that people should not commit adultery, do you commit adultery? You who abhor idols, do you rob temples?223
You who brag about the law,3 do you dishonor God by breaking the law?
As it is written: "God's name is blasphemed among the Gentiles because of you."a425
Circumcision has value if you observe the law,5 but if you break the law, you have become as though you had not been circumcised.626
If those who are not circumcised keep the law's requirements,7 will they not be regarded as though they were circumcised?827
The one who is not circumcised physically and yet obeys the law will condemn you9 who, even though you have theb written code and circumcision, are a lawbreaker.
A man is not a Jew if he is only one outwardly,10 nor is circumcision merely outward and physical.11