7:22 However, because Moses gave you the practice of circumcision 1 (not that it came from Moses, but from the forefathers), you circumcise a male child 2 on the Sabbath. 7:23 But if a male child 3 is circumcised 4 on the Sabbath so that the law of Moses is not broken, 5 why are you angry with me because I made a man completely well 6 on the Sabbath?
1 tn Grk “gave you circumcision.”
2 tn Grk “a man.” While the text literally reads “circumcise a man” in actual fact the practice of circumcising male infants on the eighth day after birth (see Phil 3:5) is primarily what is in view here.
3 tn Grk “a man.” See the note on “male child” in the previous verse.
4 tn Grk “receives circumcision.”
5 sn If a male child is circumcised on the Sabbath so that the law of Moses is not broken. The Rabbis counted 248 parts to a man’s body. In the Talmud (b. Yoma 85b) R. Eleazar ben Azariah (ca.
6 tn Or “made an entire man well.”