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Romans 2:28

    Romans 2:28 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    For he is not a Jew, which is one outwardly; neither is that circumcision, which is outward in the flesh:

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    For he is not a Jew, which is one outwardly; neither is that circumcision, which is outward in the flesh:

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    For he is not a Jew who is one outwardly; neither is that circumcision which is outward in the flesh:

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    The true Jew is not one who is only so publicly, and circumcision is not that which may be seen in the flesh:

    Webster's Revision

    For he is not a Jew who is one outwardly; neither is that circumcision which is outward in the flesh:

    World English Bible

    For he is not a Jew who is one outwardly, neither is that circumcision which is outward in the flesh;

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    For he is not a Jew, which is one outwardly; neither is that circumcision, which is outward in the flesh:

    Clarke's Commentary on Romans 2:28

    For he is not a Jew - A genuine member of the Church of God, who has only an outward profession.

    Neither is that circumcision - Circumcision is a rite which represents a spiritual thing, viz. the change and purification of the heart, as may be seen, Jeremiah 4:4, Jeremiah 4:6, Jeremiah 4:10; Jeremiah 9:26; Ezekiel 44:7, Ezekiel 44:9.

    Barnes' Notes on Romans 2:28

    For he is not a Jew ... - He who is merely descended from Abraham, and is circumcised, and externally conforms to the Law only, does not possess the true character, and manifest the true spirit, contemplated by the separation of the Jewish people. Their separation required much more.

    Neither is that circumcision ... - Neither does it meet the full design of the rite of circumcision, that it is externally performed. It contemplated much more; see Romans 2:29.