Galatians 5:2

“Behold, I Paul say unto you, that if ye be circumcised, Christ shall profit you nothing.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Beholde, I Paul say vnto you that if ye be circumcised, Christ shal profite you nothing.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Behold I, Paul, say to you that if you receive circumcision, Christ will be of no benefit to you.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Behold, I Paul say unto you, that, if ye receive circumcision, Christ will profit you nothing.
- American Standard Version (1901)

See, I Paul say to you, that if you undergo circumcision, Christ will be of no use to you.
- Basic English Bible

Behold, I, Paul, say to you, that if ye are circumcised, Christ shall profit you nothing.
- Darby Bible

Behold, I Paul say to you, that if ye be circumcised, Christ will profit you nothing.
- Webster's Bible

Remember that it is I Paul who tell you that if you receive circumcision Christ will avail you nothing.
- Weymouth Bible

Behold, I, Paul, tell you that if you receive circumcision, Christ will profit you nothing.
- World English Bible

Lo! Y Poul seie to you, that if ye ben circumcidid, Crist schal no thing profite to you.
- Wycliffe Bible

lo, I Paul do say to you, that if ye be circumcised, Christ shall profit you nothing;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Galatians 5:2


5:2 If ye be circumcised - And seek to be justified thereby. Christ - The Christian institution. Will profit you nothing - For you hereby disclaim Christ, and all the blessings which are through faith in him.


People's Bible Notes for Galatians 5:2


Ga 5:2 Behold, I Paul. He makes emphatic what he is about to say, by repeating his name, so familiar to his own converts. If ye be circumcised, Christ shall profit you nothing. Their circumcision, under the circumstances, would be the sign of their submission to the law of Moses. They, Gentile Christians, could not thus become Jews and remain Christians. It would be proof of trust in Moses rather than Christ, in the law rather than in the gospel.

Discussion for Galatians 5

  • Wayne
    The fruit of the Spirit has some of the same similarities as natural fruit. It time and the right environment for the fruit to grow. Spiritual fruit Also takes time and the right environment in which to grow. Neither natural or spiritual fruit matures overnight. Interestingly enough both are desirable and will give strength "the one to the body,the other to the spirit
  • Eric
    The Lord is at hand.
  • Bruce
    A wretch: not sure what you meant by living in the law? That will bring spiritual death!Reading HIS WORD,Being in church that preaches heaven and hell,the joy of salvation,called of the FATHER John 6:44,forgiveness Acts2:38, things NEW! -- ll Corinthians 5:17. You will be changed! If you slip, l John 1:9- l John 2:1. Best thing that ever happened to me! The next day I woke up to a different world!
  • Steve morrow
    proverbs 18:21 death and life are in the power of the tongue and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof---john 6:63 it is the spirit that quickeneth the flesh profiteth nothing the words that I speak unto you they are spirit and they are life---john 5:21 for as the FATHER raiseth up the dead and quickeneth them even so the SON quickeneth whom HE will---proverbs 1:23 turn you at MY reproof behold I will pour out MY spirit unto you I will make known MY words unto you---john 3:34 for HE whom GOD hath sent speaketh the words of GOD for GOD giveth not the spirit by measure unto HIM---john 6:27 labor not for the meat which perisheth but for that meat which endureth unto everlasting life which the SON OF MAN shall give unto you for HIM hath GOD THE FATHER sealed---JOHN 15:4 abide in ME and I in you as the branch cannot bear fruit of itself except it abide in the vine no more can you except you abide in ME---john 15:5 I am the vine you are the branches HE that abideth in ME and I in HIM the same bringeth forth much fruit FOR WITHOUT ME YOU CAN DO NOTHING------LOVING THE LORD JESUS CHRIST
  • Shirley
    Jesus died on the cross for our sins.... Now our part is to live like He lived...Sacrifice our lives by living our life like Jesus !! Give our all by living like Jesus !!
  • Carol
    Thank you JESUS for dying on the cross for my sins. Thank you for saving a wretch like me. I can do nothing without you. I work with the public and it is hard to treat everyone the same but , I do.... I know I am working for the Lord and no one else. I have to remind myself of this. My husband Scott is a great encouragement in my life. He tells me to pray and give this to the Lord. I love him.

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