Romans 2:24-29 NIV

24 As it is written: "God's name is blasphemed among the Gentiles because of you."a1

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    • b 2:24 - Isaiah 52:5; Ezek. 36:22
      25 Circumcision has value if you observe the law,2 but if you break the law, you have become as though you had not been circumcised.3

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          26 If those who are not circumcised keep the law's requirements,4 will they not be regarded as though they were circumcised?5

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          27 The one who is not circumcised physically and yet obeys the law will condemn you6 who, even though you have theb written code and circumcision, are a lawbreaker.

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            • c 2:27 - Or "who, by means of a"
              28 A man is not a Jew if he is only one outwardly,7 nor is circumcision merely outward and physical.8

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              29 No, a man is a Jew if he is one inwardly; and circumcision is circumcision of the heart,9 by the Spirit,10 not by the written code.11 Such a man's praise is not from men, but from God.12

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