1 Corinthians 7:19

19 Circumcision is nothing and uncircumcision is nothing. Keeping God’s commands is what counts.

1 Corinthians 7:19 in Other Translations

KJV
19 Circumcision is nothing, and uncircumcision is nothing, but the keeping of the commandments of God.
ESV
19 For neither circumcision counts for anything nor uncircumcision, but keeping the commandments of God.
NLT
19 For it makes no difference whether or not a man has been circumcised. The important thing is to keep God’s commandments.
MSG
19 Being Jewish isn't the point. The really important thing is obeying God's call, following his commands.
CSB
19 Circumcision does not matter and uncircumcision does not matter, but keeping God's commandments does.

1 Corinthians 7:19 In-Context

17 Nevertheless, each person should live as a believer in whatever situation the Lord has assigned to them, just as God has called them. This is the rule I lay down in all the churches.
18 Was a man already circumcised when he was called? He should not become uncircumcised. Was a man uncircumcised when he was called? He should not be circumcised.
19 Circumcision is nothing and uncircumcision is nothing. Keeping God’s commands is what counts.
20 Each person should remain in the situation they were in when God called them.
21 Were you a slave when you were called? Don’t let it trouble you—although if you can gain your freedom, do so.

Cross References 1

  • 1. Romans 2:25-27; Galatians 5:6; Galatians 6:15; Colossians 3:11
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