28 For a person is not a Jew who is one outwardly,(A) and true circumcision is not something visible in the flesh. 29 On the contrary, a person is a Jew who is one inwardly,(B) and circumcision is of the heart—by the Spirit, not the letter.[a](C) That man’s praise[b] is not from men but from God.(D)

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Footnotes

  1. Romans 2:29 Or heart—spiritually, not literally
  2. Romans 2:29 In Hb, the words Jew, Judah, and praise are related.

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