Circumcision does not help (Gal. 5:2)


Now I,


Say to you

That if you receive circumcision,

Christ will be

Of no advantage

To you.”

Ἴδε ἐγὼ Παῦλος λέγω ὑμῖν ὅτι ἐὰν περιτέμνησθε Χριστὸς ὑμᾶς οὐδὲν ὠφελήσει.

Paul said, “Listen (Ἴδε)!  Now I, Paul (ἐγὼ Παῦλος), say to you (λέγω ὑμῖν) that if you receive circumcision (ὅτι ἐὰν περιτέμνησθε), Christ (Χριστὸς) will be of no advantage to you (ὑμᾶς οὐδὲν ὠφελήσει).”  Paul told the Galatians to listen up.  He gave a very personal and emphatic note.  He said to the Galatians that circumcision was not worth it.  There was no advantage or profit in being circumcised.  He emphasized that the circumcision even takes away the value of Jesus Christ.  Is circumcision a big deal in your life?