Ephesians 2:11

“Wherefore remember, that ye being in time past Gentiles in the flesh, who are called Uncircumcision by that which is called the Circumcision in the flesh made by hands;”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Wherefore remember that ye being in time passed Gentiles in the flesh, who are called vncircumcision by that which is called the Circumcision in the flesh made by hands,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Therefore remember that formerly you, the Gentiles in the flesh, who are called "Uncircumcision by the so-called "Circumcision," {which is} performed in the flesh by human hands--"
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Wherefore remember, that once ye, the Gentiles in the flesh, who are called Uncircumcision by that which is called Circumcision, in the flesh, made by hands;
- American Standard Version (1901)

For this reason keep it in mind that in the past you, the Gentiles in the flesh, who are looked on as being outside the circumcision by those who have circumcision, in the flesh, made by hands;
- Basic English Bible

Wherefore remember that *ye*, once nations in [the] flesh, who [are] called uncircumcision by that called circumcision in [the] flesh done with the hand;
- Darby Bible

Wherefore remember, that ye being in time past Gentiles in the flesh, who are called Uncircumcision by that which is called the Circumcision in the flesh made by hands;
- Webster's Bible

Therefore, do not forget that formerly you were Gentiles as to your bodily condition. You were called the Uncircumcision by those who style themselves the Circumcised--their circumcision being one which the knife has effected.
- Weymouth Bible

Therefore remember that once you, the Gentiles in the flesh, who are called "uncircumcision" by that which is called "circumcision," (in the flesh, made by hands);
- World English Bible

For which thing be ye myndeful, that sumtyme ye weren hethene in fleisch, which weren seid prepucie, fro that that is seid circumcisioun maad bi hond in fleisch;
- Wycliffe Bible

Wherefore, remember, that ye [were] once the nations in the flesh, who are called Uncircumcision by that called Circumcision in the flesh made by hands,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Ephesians 2:11


2:11 Wherefore remember - Such a remembrance strengthens faith, and increases gratitude. That ye being formerly gentiles in the flesh - Neither circumcised in body nor in spirit. Who were accordingly called the uncircumcision - By way of reproach. By that which is called the circumcision - By those who call themselves the circumcised, and think this a proof that they are the people of God; and who indeed have that outward circumcision which is performed by hands in the flesh.


People's Bible Notes for Ephesians 2:11


Eph 2:11 Wherefore remember. Remembrance of all that God had done would awake gratitude. Uncircumcision. Gentiles were so called by the Jews, who were the Circumcision. In the flesh made by hands. There was a circumcision not in the flesh, not made with hands, but of the Spirit, and in the heart (Ro 2:28,29).

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