Romans 2:26

“Therefore if the uncircumcision keep the righteousness of the law, shall not his uncircumcision be counted for circumcision?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Therefore, if the vncircumcision keepe the righteousnesse of the Law, shall not his vncircumcision be counted for Circumcision?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

So if the uncircumcised man keeps the requirements of the Law, will not his uncircumcision be regarded as circumcision?
- New American Standard Version (1995)

If therefore the uncircumcision keep the ordinances of the law, shall not his uncircumcision be reckoned for circumcision?
- American Standard Version (1901)

If those who have not circumcision keep the rules of the law, will it not be credited to them as circumcision?
- Basic English Bible

If therefore the uncircumcision keep the requirements of the law, shall not his uncircumcision be reckoned for circumcision,
- Darby Bible

Therefore, if the uncircumcision keepeth the righteousness of the law, shall not his uncircumcision be counted for circumcision?
- Webster's Bible

In the same way if an uncircumcised man pays attention to the just requirements of the Law, shall not his lack of circumcision be overlooked, and,
- Weymouth Bible

If therefore the uncircumcised keep the ordinances of the law, won't his uncircumcision be accounted as circumcision?
- World English Bible

Therfor if prepucie kepe the riytwisnessis of the lawe, whethir his prepucie schal not be arettid in to circumcisioun?
- Wycliffe Bible

If, therefore the uncircumcision the righteousness of the law may keep, shall not his uncircumcision for circumcision be reckoned?
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Romans 2:26


2:26 If the uncircumcision - That is, a person uncircumcised. Keep the law - Walk agreeably to it. Shall not his uncircumcision be counted for circumcision - In the sight of God?


People's Bible Notes for Romans 2:26


Ro 2:26 Therefore. The converse of this is also true. If the Jewish law-breaker can annul his circumcision thus, then if the uncircumcision, the Gentiles, keepeth the righteousness of the law, his uncircumcised state will not be counted against him. Shall not his uncircumcision we counted for circumcision? He supposes the possible case of a Gentile who might render such an obedience to the moral precepts of the law as a pious Jews could render, and argues that his uncircumcision would not make the obedience less acceptable. Circumcision is not, then, the thing that the Gentile needs, but righteousness. The disobedient Jew virtually becomes a Gentile, and the obedient Gentile virtually becomes a Jew.

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