from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Absence of circumcision; not being circumcised.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The absence or want of circumcision.
- n. People not circumcised; the Gentiles.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Absence of circumcision; the condition of being uncircumcised.
- n. Hence, people who are not circumcised; the Gentiles: often with the.
Is any called in uncircumcision? let him not be circumcised.
Abraham was pardoned and accepted in uncircumcision, a circumstance which, as it might silence the fears of the poor uncircumcised Gentiles, so it might lower the pride and conceitedness of the Jews, who gloried in their circumcision, as if they had the monopoly of all happiness.
Here are two reasons why Abraham was justified by faith in uncircumcision: --
Gentiles before they were baptized: as Abraham was justified by faith, being yet in uncircumcision, to show that God is not tied to a method, nor confines himself to external signs.
With this argument Paul proves that Abraham was justified by faith, because he was justified when he was in uncircumcision: and so here.
For which cause be mindful that you, being heretofore gentiles is the flesh, who are called uncircumcision by that which is called circumcision in the flesh, made by hands:
His faith was counted to him for righteousness while he was in uncircumcision.
And shall not uncircumcision which is by nature, if it fulfil the law, judge thee, who by the letter and circumcision dost transgress the law?
5 [2: 11] Wherefore, remember that you were formerly gentiles by birth, called uncircumcision by that called circumcision made in the flesh by the hand, [2: 12] that at that time you were without Christ, alienated from the polity of Israel, and strangers to the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world; [2: 13] but now, in Christ
002: 027 Won't the uncircumcision which is by nature, if it fulfills the law, judge you, who with the letter and circumcision are a transgressor of the law?