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Romans 3:1

    Romans 3:1 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    What advantage then hath the Jew? or what profit is there of circumcision?

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    What advantage then has the Jew? or what profit is there of circumcision?

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    What advantage then hath the Jew? or what is the profit of circumcision?

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    How then is the Jew better off? or what profit is there in circumcision?

    Webster's Revision

    What advantage then hath the Jew? or what is the profit of circumcision?

    World English Bible

    Then what advantage does the Jew have? Or what is the profit of circumcision?

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    What advantage then hath the Jew? or what is the profit of circumcision?

    Clarke's Commentary on Romans 3:1

    Jew. What advantage then hath the Jew? Or what profit is there of circumcision? - As if he had said: You lately allowed, (Romans 2:25), that circumcision verily profited; but if circumcision, or our being in covenant with God, raises us no higher in the Divine favor than the Gentiles; if the virtuous among them are as acceptable as any of us; nay, and condemn our nation too, as no longer deserving the Divine regards; pray tell me, wherein lies the superior honor of the Jew; and what benefit can arise to him from his circumcision, and being vested in the privileges of God's peculiar people?

    Barnes' Notes on Romans 3:1

    What advantage ... - The design of the first part of this chapter is to answer some of the objections which might be offered by a Jew to the statements in the last chapter. The first objection is stated in this verse. A Jew would naturally ask, if the view which the apostle had given were correct, what special benefit could the Jew derive from his religion? The objection would arise particularly from the position advanced Romans 2:25-26, that if a pagan should do the things required by the Law, he would be treated as "if" he had been circumcised. Hence, the question, "what profit is there of circumcision?"

    Wesley's Notes on Romans 3:1

    3:1 What then, may some say, is the advantage of the Jew, or of the circumcision - That is, those that are circumcised, above the gentiles?