Watch out for those dogs, those men who do evil, those mutilators of the flesh.
Beware of the dogs, beware of the evil workers, beware of the false circumcision;
Watch out for those dogs, those wicked men and their evil deeds, those mutilators who say you must be circumcised to be saved.
Steer clear of the barking dogs, those religious busybodies, all bark and no bite. All they're interested in is appearances--knife-happy circumcisers, I call them.
Be on the watch against dogs, against the workers of evil, against those of the circumcision:
Beware of the dogs, beware of the evil workers, beware of those who mutilate the flesh!
Beware of dogs, beware of evil workers, beware of the mutilation!
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1 sn Dogs is a figurative reference to false teachers whom Paul regards as just as filthy as dogs.
2 tn Grk “beware of the mutilation.”