You who say that people should not commit adultery, do you commit adultery? You who abhor idols, do you rob temples?123
You who brag about the law,2 do you dishonor God by breaking the law?
As it is written: "God's name is blasphemed among the Gentiles because of you."a325
Circumcision has value if you observe the law,4 but if you break the law, you have become as though you had not been circumcised.526
If those who are not circumcised keep the law's requirements,6 will they not be regarded as though they were circumcised?727
The one who is not circumcised physically and yet obeys the law will condemn you8 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,9 nor is circumcision merely outward and physical.1029
No, a man is a Jew if he is one inwardly; and circumcision is circumcision of the heart,11 by the Spirit,12 not by the written code.13 Such a man's praise is not from men, but from God.14