12 Those who desire 1to make a good showing in the flesh try to 2compel you to be circumcised, simply so that they 3will not be persecuted for the cross of Christ.
13 For those who are circumcised do not even 4keep the Law themselves, but they desire to have you circumcised so that they may 5boast in your flesh.
14 But 6may it never be that I would boast, 7except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, 8through which the world has been crucified to me, and 9I to the world.