28 For (A)he is not a Jew who is one outwardly, nor is circumcision that which is outward in the flesh. 29 But (B)he is a Jew who is one inwardly; and (C)circumcision is that which is of the heart, by the (D)Spirit, not by the letter; (E)and his praise is not from men, but from God.

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28 A person is not a Jew who is one only outwardly,(A) nor is circumcision merely outward and physical.(B) 29 No, a person is a Jew who is one inwardly; and circumcision is circumcision of the heart,(C) by the Spirit,(D) not by the written code.(E) Such a person’s praise is not from other people, but from God.(F)

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11 and in Him (A)you were also circumcised with a circumcision made without hands, in the removal of (B)the body of the flesh by the circumcision of Christ;

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11 In him you were also circumcised(A) with a circumcision not performed by human hands. Your whole self ruled by the flesh[a](B) was put off when you were circumcised by[b] Christ,

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Footnotes

  1. Colossians 2:11 In contexts like this, the Greek word for flesh (sarx) refers to the sinful state of human beings, often presented as a power in opposition to the Spirit; also in verse 13.
  2. Colossians 2:11 Or put off in the circumcision of

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