Philippians 3:5

“Circumcised the eighth day, of the stock of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, an Hebrew of the Hebrews; as touching the law, a Pharisee;”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Circumcised the eight day, of the stocke of Israel, of the tribe of Beniamin, an Hebrew of the Hebrewes, as touching the Law, a Pharise:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

circumcised the eighth day, of the nation of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, a Hebrew of Hebrews; as to the Law, a Pharisee;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

circumcised the eighth day, of the stock of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, a Hebrew of Hebrews; as touching the law, a Pharisee;
- American Standard Version (1901)

Being given circumcision on the eighth day, of the nation of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, a Hebrew of Hebrews; in relation to the law, a Pharisee:
- Basic English Bible

as to circumcision, [I received it] the eighth day; of [the] race of Israel, of [the] tribe of Benjamin, Hebrew of Hebrews; as to [the] law, a Pharisee;
- Darby Bible

Circumcised the eighth day, of the stock of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, a Hebrew of the Hebrews; with respect to the law, a Pharisee;
- Webster's Bible

circumcised, as I was, on the eighth day, a member of the race of Israel and of the tribe of Benjamin, a Hebrew sprung from Hebrews; as to the Law a Pharisee;
- Weymouth Bible

circumcised the eighth day, of the stock of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, a Hebrew of Hebrews; concerning the law, a Pharisee;
- World English Bible

Y more, that was circumcidid in the eiytthe dai, of the kyn of Israel, of the lynage of Beniamyn, an Ebrew of Ebrewis, bi the lawe a Farisee,
- Wycliffe Bible

circumcision on the eighth day! of the race of Israel! of the tribe of Benjamin! a Hebrew of Hebrews! according to law a Pharisee!
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Philippians 3:5


3:5 Circumcised the eighth day - Not at ripe age, as a proselyte. Of the tribe of Benjamin - Sprung from the wife, not the handmaid. An Hebrew of Hebrews - By both my parents; in everything, nation, religion, language. Touching the law, a pharisee - One of that sect who most accurately observe it.


People's Bible Notes for Philippians 3:5


Php 3:5 Circumcised the eighth day. As enjoined by the law (Lu 1:59). Of the stock of Israel. Descended from Israel (Jacob), who had the birthright of Isaac and Abraham (Ge 27:27-29). [Of] the tribe of Benjamin. A tribe descended from the beloved Rachel (Ge 35:24); a tribe that remained faithful when the Ten Tribes of Israel seceded (1Ki 12:20,21), the tribe on whose soil Jerusalem and the temple stood (Jos 18:28 1Ch 9:3). An Hebrew of the Hebrews. Hebrew by race, by religion, by education, and by custom. See 2Co 11:22. A Pharisee. A member of the strictest sect in Israel, "after the straitest manner of the sect".

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