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

  • Melody
    I also love this book because it has the fruit's of God's spirit in it.
  • Renee Allen
    To the wretch looking for salvation, I myself an an recovering addict. I relasped a lot of times before one day I ask GOD to take the erges away from me. Glory be to GOD He did. It wasn't easy and this christian walk isn't either. When we are weak call on Him , HE will give us the strength to make it through and a way out! Proud of you continue leaning on GOD!
  • BSP
    Verse 26 warns us against being egotistical.
  • Lilian
    We are saved by God's grace. We are not under the law BUT OBEDIENCE TO GOD'S LAW AND HIS WORDS ARE MORE IMPORTANT TO MEDITATE THAN SACRIFICE. JESUS IS THE PERFECT OBEDIENCE TO THE FATHER BY FULFILLING THE SCRIPTURES. THE FAITH COMES ONLY BY HEARING THE WORDS OF GOD WITHOUT HIS WORDS IT'S IMPOSSIBLE TO PLEASE HIM WE WILL EASILY DROWNED IN OLD SIN. WE MUST KNOW HOW TO RECEIVE HIS WORDS .
  • A WRETCH LOOKING FOR SALVATION
    Chapter 5 verse 1 , Just happened to be the verse of the day after my last relapse into drug addiction and gave me a feeling that the Lord was speaking to me . It gave me a renewed hope that this time I will finally walk the straight path that I long for . I hope that all who suffer addiction will see this and find a way to live in God's law and have peace in their lives.
  • Lilian
    Jesus already took our sins, pain, worries, our unrighteousness and curse by his blood HE ALREADY MADE EVERYTHING NEW WHEN HE DIED ON THE CROSS. Our Job now is to believe Jesus that He is the Son of God, Follow Jesus and Live like Jesus . Avoid the Old SIN AND MUST DO REPENTANCE. PRAISE HIM AND THANK HIM EVERYDAY for HE IS WORTHY. JESUS THE ONLY JEHOVAH THE PROVIDER, OUR PEACE AMEN

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