For I tell you that Christ has become a servant of the Jews on behalf of God’s truth, to confirm the promises made to the patriarchs
For I say that Christ has become a servant to the circumcision on behalf of the truth of God to confirm the promises given to the fathers,
Remember that Christ came as a servant to the Jews to show that God is true to the promises he made to their ancestors.
Jesus, staying true to God's purposes, reached out in a special way to the Jewish insiders so that the old ancestral promises would come true for them.
Now I say that Christ has been made a servant of the circumcision to give effect to the undertakings given by God to the fathers,
For I tell you that Christ has become a servant of the circumcised on behalf of the truth of God in order that he might confirm the promises given to the patriarchs,
Now I say that Jesus Christ has become a servant to the circumcision for the truth of God, to confirm the promises made to the fathers,
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1 tn Grk “of the circumcision”; that is, the Jews.
2 tn Or “to the patriarchs.”