28 A person is not a Jew who is one only outwardly,(A) nor is circumcision merely outward and physical.(B)

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29 No, a person is a Jew who is one inwardly; and circumcision is circumcision of the heart,(A) by the Spirit,(B) not by the written code.(C) Such a person’s praise is not from other people, but from God.(D)

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15 Neither circumcision nor uncircumcision means anything;(A) what counts is the new creation.(B)

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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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