20 a [a]corrector of the foolish, a teacher of [b]the immature, possessing in the Law the embodiment of knowledge and of the truth—21 you, therefore, who teach someone else, do you not teach yourself? You who [c]preach that one is not to steal, do you steal?22 You who say that one is not to commit adultery, do you commit adultery? You who loathe idols, do you rob temples?23 You who boast [d]in the Law, through your breaking the Law, do you dishonor God?24 For “the name of God is blasphemed among the Gentilesbecause of you,” just as it is written.
25 For indeed circumcision is of value if you practice [e]the Law; but if you are a violator [f]of the Law, your circumcision has turned into uncircumcision.26 So if the [g]uncircumcised man keeps the requirements of the Law, will his uncircumcision not be regarded as circumcision?27 And he who is physically uncircumcised, if he keeps the Law, will he not judge you who [h]though having the letter of the Law and circumcision are a violator [i]of the Law?28 For he is not a Jew who is one outwardly, nor is circumcision that which is outward in the flesh.29 But he is a Jew who is one inwardly; and circumcision is of the heart, by the Spirit, not by the letter; and his praise is not from people, but from God.
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