Final Warning and Benediction
See with what large letters I am writing to you j with my own hand.
k It is those who want to make a good showing in the flesh l who would force you to be circumcised, and only m in order that they may not be persecuted for the cross of Christ.
For even those who are circumcised do not themselves keep the law, but they desire to have you circumcised that they may boast in your flesh.
But far be it from me to boast n except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by which the world o has been crucified to me, and I to the world.
For p neither circumcision counts for anything, nor uncircumcision, but q a new creation.
And as for all who walk by this rule, r peace and mercy be upon them, and upon s the Israel of God.
From now on let no one cause me trouble, for I bear on my body the marks of Jesus.
t The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be u with your spirit, brothers. Amen.
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1 Corinthians 16:21
I, Paul, write this greeting with my own hand.
2 Corinthians 11:13
For such men are false apostles, deceitful workmen, disguising themselves as apostles of Christ.
But even Titus, who was with me, was not forced to be circumcised, though he was a Greek.
But if I, brothers, still preach circumcision, why am I still being persecuted? In that case the offense of the cross has been removed.
1 Corinthians 2:2
For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and him crucified.
For we are the circumcision, who worship by the Spirit of God and glory in Christ Jesus and put no confidence in the flesh -
Philippians 3:7 - 8
But whatever gain I had, I counted as loss for the sake of Christ.
We know that our old self was crucified with him in order that the body of sin might be brought to nothing, so that we would no longer be enslaved to sin.
For no one is a Jew who is merely one outwardly, nor is circumcision outward and physical.
For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision counts for anything, but only faith working through love.
Jesus answered, "Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God.
Do not marvel that I said to you, 'You must be born again.
We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life.
But those who turn aside to their crooked ways the Lord will lead away with evildoers! Peace be upon Israel!
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The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit.
The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.
2 Timothy 4:22
The Lord be with your spirit. Grace be with you.