Romans 2:28

“For he is not a Jew, which is one outwardly; neither is that circumcision, which is outward in the flesh:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For hee is not a Iew, which is one outwardly, neither is that Circumcision, which is outward in the flesh:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For he is not a Jew who is one outwardly, nor is circumcision that which is outward in the flesh.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For he is not a Jew who is one outwardly; neither is that circumcision which is outward in the flesh:
- American Standard Version (1901)

The true Jew is not one who is only so publicly, and circumcision is not that which may be seen in the flesh:
- Basic English Bible

For he is not a Jew who [is] one outwardly, neither that circumcision which is outward in flesh;
- Darby Bible

For he is not a Jew, who is one outwardly; neither is that circumcision, which is outward in the flesh:
- Webster's Bible

For the true Jew is not the man who is simply a Jew outwardly, and true circumcision is not that which is outward and bodily.
- Weymouth Bible

For he is not a Jew who is one outwardly, neither is that circumcision which is outward in the flesh;
- World English Bible

For he that is in opene is not a Jew, nether it is circumsicioun that is openli in the fleisch;
- Wycliffe Bible

For he is not a Jew who is [so] outwardly, neither [is] circumcision that which is outward in flesh;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Romans 2:28


2:28 For he is not a Jew - In the most important sense, that is, one of God's beloved people. Who is one in outward show only; neither is that the true, acceptable circumcision, which is apparent in the flesh.


People's Bible Notes for Romans 2:28


Ro 2:28 For he is not a Jew. He is not a Jew, in the religious sense of one of God's chosen people, who is one outwardly alone. Neither [is that] circumcision, the true circumcision, that which makes one a member of God's covenanted church, "which is outward in the flesh".

Discussion for Romans 2:28

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