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Galatians 6:13 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— For not even they who receive circumcision do themselves keep the law; but they desire to have you circumcised, that they may glory in your flesh.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— For neither they themselves who are circumcised keep the law; but desire to have you circumcised, that they may glory in your flesh.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— For those who are circumcised do not even keep the Law themselves, but they desire to have you circumcised so that they may boast in your flesh.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— For neither they themselves who are circumcised keep the law; but desire to have you circumcised, that they may glory in your flesh.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— For neither do they that are circumcised themselves keep the law; but they wish you to be circumcised, that they may boast in your flesh.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— For, not even they who are getting circumcised, are, themselves, observing law,—but are wishing you to be circumcised, that, in your flesh, they may boast themselves.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— for neither do those circumcised themselves keep the law, but they wish you to be circumcised, that in your flesh they may glory.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— For neither they themselves who are circumcised keep the law: but they will have you to be circumcised, that they may glory in your flesh.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— For neither they themselues who are circumcised, keepe the Law, but desire to haue you circumcised, that they may glory in your flesh.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— For neither do these who are circumcised keep the law; but they will that you be circumcised, that in your flesh they may glory.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— For not even they themselves, who are circumcised, keep the law: but they wish you to become circumcised, that they may glory in your flesh.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
For 1063
{1063} Prime
γάρ
gar
{gar}
A primary particle; properly assigning a reason (used in argument, explanation or intensification; often with other particles).
neither 3761
{3761} Prime
οὐδέ
oude
{oo-deh'}
From G3756 and G1161; not however, that is, neither, nor, not even.
they x846
(0846) Complement
αὐτός
autos
{ow-tos'}
From the particle αὖ [[au]] (perhaps akin to the base of G0109 through the idea of a baffling wind; backward); the reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the compound of G1438) of the third person, and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons.
themselves y846
[0846] Standard
αὐτός
autos
{ow-tos'}
From the particle αὖ [[au]] (perhaps akin to the base of G0109 through the idea of a baffling wind; backward); the reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the compound of G1438) of the third person, and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons.
who are circumcised 4059
{4059} Prime
περιτέμνω
peritemno
{per-ee-tem'-no}
From G4012 and the base of G5114; to cut around, that is, (specifically) to circumcise.
z5746
<5746> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Passive (See G5786)
Mood - Participle (See G5796)
Count - 360
keep 5442
{5442} Prime
φυλάσσω
phulasso
{foo-las'-so}
Probably from G5443 through the idea of isolation; to watch, that is, be on guard (literally or figuratively); by implication to preserve, obey, avoid.
z5719
<5719> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 3019
the law; 3551
{3551} Prime
νόμος
nomos
{nom'-os}
From a primary word νέμω [[nemo]] (to parcel out, especially food or grazing to animals); law (through the idea of prescriptive usage), generally (regulation), specifically (of Moses [including the volume]; also of the Gospel), or figuratively (a principle).
but 235
{0235} Prime
ἀλλά
alla
{al-lah'}
Neuter plural of G0243; properly other things, that is, (adverbially) contrariwise (in many relations).
desire 2309
{2309} Prime
θέλω
thelo
{thel'-o}
In certain tenses θελέω [[theleo]], {thel-eh'-o}; and ἐθέλέω [[etheleo]], {eth-el-eh'-o}, which are otherwise obsolete; apparently strengthened from the alternate form of G0138; to determine (as an active voice option from subjective impulse; whereas G1014 properly denotes rather a passive voice acquiescence in objective considerations), that is, choose or prefer (literally or figuratively); by implication to wish, that is, be inclined to (sometimes adverbially gladly); impersonally for the future tense, to be about to; by Hebraism to delight in.
z5719
<5719> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 3019
to have y4059
[4059] Standard
περιτέμνω
peritemno
{per-ee-tem'-no}
From G4012 and the base of G5114; to cut around, that is, (specifically) to circumcise.
z0
<0000> Grammar
The original word in the Greek or Hebrew is translated by more than one word in the English. The English translation is separated by one or more other words from the original.
you 5209
{5209} Prime
ὑμᾶς
humas
{hoo-mas'}
Accusative of G5210; you (as the object of a verb or preposition).
circumcised, 4059
{4059} Prime
περιτέμνω
peritemno
{per-ee-tem'-no}
From G4012 and the base of G5114; to cut around, that is, (specifically) to circumcise.
z5745
<5745> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Passive (See G5786)
Mood - Infinitive (See G5795)
Count - 105
that 2443
{2443} Prime
ἵνα
hina
{hin'-ah}
Probably from the same as the former part of G1438 (through the demonstrative idea; compare G3588); in order that (denoting the purpose or the result).
they may glory 2744
{2744} Prime
καυχάομαι
kauchaomai
{kow-khah'-om-ahee}
From some (obsolete) base akin to that of αὐχέω [[aucheo]] (to boast) and G2172; to vaunt (in a good or a bad sense).
z5667
<5667> Grammar
Tense - Aorist (See G5777)
Voice - Middle Deponent (See G5788)
Mood - Subjunctive (See G5792)
Count - 55
in 1722
{1722} Prime
ἐν
en
{en}
A primary preposition denoting (fixed) position (in place, time or state), and (by implication) instrumentality (medially or constructively), that is, a relation of rest (intermediate between G1519 and G1537); 'in', at, (up-) on, by, etc.
your 5212
{5212} Prime
ὑμέτερος
humeteros
{hoo-met'-er-os}
From G5210; yours, that is, pertaining to you.
flesh. 4561
{4561} Prime
σάρξ
sarx
{sarx}
Probably from the base of G4563; flesh (as stripped of the skin), that is, (strictly) the meat of an animal (as food), or (by extension) the body (as opposed to the soul (or spirit), or as the symbol of what is external, or as the means of kindred, or (by implication) human nature (with its frailties (physically or morally) and passions), or (specifically) a human being (as such).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Galatians 6:13

_ _ Translate, “For not even do they who submit to circumcision, keep the law themselves (Romans 2:17-23), but they wish you (emphatical) to be circumcised,” etc. They arbitrarily selected circumcision out of the whole law, as though observing it would stand instead of their non-observance of the rest of the law.

_ _ that they may glory in your flesh — namely, in the outward change (opposed to an inward change wrought by the SPIRIT) which they have effected in bringing you over to their own Jewish-Christian party.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Galatians 6:11-18.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Galatians 6:13

For neither they themselves keep the whole law — So far are they from a real zeal for it. But yet they desire to have you circumcised, that they may glory in your flesh — That they may boast of you as their proselytes, and make a merit of this with the other Jews.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Galatians 6:13

For neither they themselves who are circumcised keep the law; but desire to have you circumcised, that they may glory in (l) your flesh.

(l) That they have entangled you in Judaism, and yet he dwells on the aspect of circumcision.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
keep:

Matthew 23:3 All therefore whatsoever they bid you observe, [that] observe and do; but do not ye after their works: for they say, and do not.
Matthew 23:15 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye compass sea and land to make one proselyte, and when he is made, ye make him twofold more the child of hell than yourselves.
Matthew 23:23 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have omitted the weightier [matters] of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone.
Romans 2:17-24 Behold, thou art called a Jew, and restest in the law, and makest thy boast of God, ... For the name of God is blasphemed among the Gentiles through you, as it is written.
Romans 3:9-19 What then? are we better [than they]? No, in no wise: for we have before proved both Jews and Gentiles, that they are all under sin; ... Now we know that what things soever the law saith, it saith to them who are under the law: that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God.
2 Peter 2:19 While they promise them liberty, they themselves are the servants of corruption: for of whom a man is overcome, of the same is he brought in bondage.

that they may:

1 Corinthians 3:21 Therefore let no man glory in men. For all things are yours;
1 Corinthians 5:6 Your glorying [is] not good. Know ye not that a little leaven leaveneth the whole lump?
2 Corinthians 11:18 Seeing that many glory after the flesh, I will glory also.
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