Philippians 3:2

“Beware of dogs, beware of evil workers, beware of the concision.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Beware of dogs, beware of euill workers: beware of the concision.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Beware of the dogs, beware of the evil workers, beware of the false circumcision;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Beware of the dogs, beware of the evil workers, beware of the concision:
- American Standard Version (1901)

Be on the watch against dogs, against the workers of evil, against those of the circumcision:
- Basic English Bible

See to dogs, see to evil workmen, see to the concision.
- Darby Bible

Beware of dogs, beware of evil-workers, beware of the concision.
- Webster's Bible

Beware of `the dogs,' the bad workmen, the self-mutilators.
- Weymouth Bible

Beware of the dogs, beware of the evil workers, beware of the false circumcision.
- World English Bible

Se ye houndis, se ye yuele werk men, se ye dyuysioun.
- Wycliffe Bible

look to the dogs, look to the evil-workers, look to the concision;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Philippians 3:2


3:2 Beware of dogs - Unclean, unholy, rapacious men. The title which the Jews usually gave the gentiles, he returns upon themselves. The concision - Circumcision being now ceased, the apostle will not call them the circumcision, but coins a term on purpose, taken from a Greek word used by the LXX, #Lev 21:5|, for such a cutting as God had forbidden.


People's Bible Notes for Philippians 3:2


Php 3:2 Beware of dogs. Those snarling and snapping like dogs. The Judaizing teachers, who so troubled the early churches, are meant. See Ga 1:6-9. Beware of evil workers. So called because by their false teaching about the necessity of circumcision they wrought evil. Beware of the concision. Applied to those who called themselves the circumcision. It means simply a "cutting", the class who were mutilated. It is contemptuous.

Discussion for Philippians 3:2

  • so, how do we apply this warning today? i see that in protestant churches, circumcision is replaced, disguised, as "formal membership ", or covenanting with a certain body of saints. it is a kind of cutting away, member nonmember. the nonmembers refusing to put any confidence in the flesh, even giving up the privileges attached to membership, to remain in the truth that it is christ who has made us members by the spirit, and there is no higher degree of membership to consign oneself to. but rather, faith expressed thru love.

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