Gospel to the uncircumcised (Gal. 2:7)

“On the contrary,

They saw

That I had been entrusted

With the gospel

To the uncircumcised,

Just as Peter had been entrusted

With the gospel

To the circumcised.”

ἀλλὰ τοὐναντίον ἰδόντες ὅτι πεπίστευμαι τὸ εὐαγγέλιον τῆς ἀκροβυστίας καθὼς Πέτρος τῆς περιτομῆς,

Paul said, “On the contrary (ἀλλὰ τοὐναντίον), they saw (ἰδόντες) that I had been entrusted (ὅτι πεπίστευμαι) with the gospel to the uncircumcised (τὸ εὐαγγέλιον τῆς ἀκροβυστίας), just as Peter (καθὼς Πέτρος) had been entrusted with the gospel to the circumcised (τῆς περιτομῆς).”  Paul then made his big pitch for the problem of circumcision.  The uncircumcised were the gentiles.  Literally, they were the men with foreskins on their penis.  Paul said he had been entrusted with these gentiles while Peter would be in charge of the circumcised Jewish Christians.  Actually, according to Acts, chapter 10, Peter had gone to the gentile Cornelius in Caesarea, while Paul taught in the Jewish synagogues of the diaspora in Asia Minor in chapters 13 and 14.  Thus, there was not this absolute distinction between Peter and Paul.  However, there was a predominance of Peter with the Jewish Christians and Paul with the gentile Christians.  Were you aware of the distinction between Jewish Christians and gentile Christians?

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