Neither circumcision nor uncircumcision means anything; what counts is a new creation.
For neither is circumcision anything, nor uncircumcision, but a new creation.
It doesn’t make any difference now whether we have been circumcised or not. What counts is whether we really have been changed into new and different people.
Can't you see the central issue in all this? It is not what you and I do--submit to circumcision, reject circumcision. It is what [God] is doing, and he is creating something totally new, a free life!
For having circumcision is nothing, and not having circumcision is nothing, but only a new order of existence.
For neither circumcision nor uncircumcision is anything; but a new creation is everything!
For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision avails anything, but a new creation.
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1 tc The phrase “in Christ Jesus” is found after “For” in some
2 tn Grk “is.”
3 tn Grk “but a new creation”; the words “the only thing that matters” have been supplied to reflect the implied contrast with the previous clause (see also Gal 5:6).