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Lexicon :: Strong's G4061 - peritomē

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peritomē (Key)
Part of Speech
feminine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
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TDNT Reference: 6:72,831

Strong’s Definitions

περιτομή peritomḗ, per-it-om-ay'; from G4059; circumcision (the rite, the condition or the people, literally or figuratively):—X circumcised, circumcision.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 36x

The KJV translates Strong's G4061 in the following manner: circumcision (35x), circumcised (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 36x
The KJV translates Strong's G4061 in the following manner: circumcision (35x), circumcised (1x).
  1. circumcised

    1. the act or rite of circumcision, "they of the circumcision" is a term used of the Jews

      1. of Christians gathered from among the Jews

      2. the state of circumcision

    2. metaph.

      1. of Christians separated from the unclean multitude and truly consecrated to God

      2. the extinction of passions and the removal of spiritual impurity

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
περιτομή peritomḗ, per-it-om-ay'; from G4059; circumcision (the rite, the condition or the people, literally or figuratively):—X circumcised, circumcision.
περιτομή, περιτομῆς, (περιτέμνω), circumcision (on which see περιτέμνω);
a. properly,
α. the act or rite of circumcision: John 7:22; Acts 7:8; Romans 4:11; Galatians 5:11; Philippians 3:5; οἱ ἐκ τῆς περιτομῆς (see ἐκ, II. 7), the circumcised, they of the circumcision, used of Jews, Romans 4:12; of Christians gathered from among the Jews, Acts 11:2; Galatians 2:12; Titus 1:10; οἱ ὄντες ἐκ περιτομῆς, Colossians 4:11.
β. the state of circumcision, the being circumcised: Romans 2:25-28; Romans 3:1; 1 Corinthians 7:19; Galatians 5:6; Galatians 6:15; Colossians 3:11; ἐν περιτομή ὤν, circumcised, Romans 4:10.
γ. by metonymy, 'the circumcision' for οἱ περιτμηθέντες the circumcised, i. e. Jews: Romans 3:30; Romans 4:9, 12; Romans 15:8; Galatians 2:7-9; Ephesians 2:11; οἱ ἐκ περιτομῆς πιστοί, Christian converts from among the Jews, Jewish Christians, Acts 10:45.
b. metaphorically,
α. of Christians: (ἡμεῖς ἐσμεν) περιτομή, separated from the unclean multitude and truly consecrated to God, Philippians 3:3 ((where see Lightfoot)).
β. περιτομή ἀχειροποίητος, the extinction of the passions and the removal of spiritual impurity (see περιτέμνω, at the end), Colossians 2:11a; περιτομή καρδίας in Romans 2:29 denotes the same thing; περιτομή τοῦ Χριστοῦ, of which Christ is the author, Colossians 2:11b. (The noun περιτομή occurs three times in the O. T., viz. Genesis 17:13; Jeremiah 11:16; for מוּלָה, Exodus 4:26; besides in Philo, whose tract περί περιτομῆς is found in Mangey's edition 2, pp. 210-212 (Richter's edition 4, pp. 282-284); Josephus, Antiquities 1, 10, 5; (13, 11 at the end; contra Apion 2, 13, 1, 6); plural, Antiquities 1, 12, 2.)
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BLB Scripture Index of Thayer's

7:8; 10:45; 11:2
2:25; 2:26; 2:27; 2:28; 2:29; 3:1; 3:30; 4:9; 4:10; 4:11; 4:12; 4:12; 15:8
1 Corinthians
2:7; 2:8; 2:9; 2:12; 5:6; 5:11; 6:15
3:3; 3:5
2:11; 2:11; 3:11; 4:11

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number G4061 matches the Greek περιτομή (peritomē),
which occurs 36 times in 32 verses in the TR Greek.

Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 7:22 - Moses therefore gave unto you circumcision; G4061 (not because it is of Moses, but of the fathers;) and ye on the sabbath day circumcise a man.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 7:23 - If a man on the sabbath day receive circumcision, G4061 that the law of Moses should not be broken; are ye angry at me, because I have made a man every whit whole on the sabbath day?
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 7:8 - And he gave him the covenant of circumcision: G4061 and so Abraham begat Isaac, and circumcised him the eighth day; and Isaac begat Jacob; and Jacob begat the twelve patriarchs.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 10:45 - And they of the circumcision G4061 which believed were astonished, as many as came with Peter, because that on the Gentiles also was poured out the gift of the Holy Ghost.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 11:2 - And when Peter was come up to Jerusalem, they that were of the circumcision G4061 contended with him,
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 2:25 - For circumcision G4061 verily profiteth, if thou keep the law: but if thou be a breaker of the law, thy circumcision G4061 is made uncircumcision.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 2:26 - Therefore if the uncircumcision keep the righteousness of the law, shall not his uncircumcision be counted for circumcision? G4061
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 2:27 - And shall not uncircumcision which is by nature, if it fulfil the law, judge thee, who by the letter and circumcision G4061 dost transgress the law?
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 2:28 - For he is not a Jew, which is one outwardly; neither is that circumcision, G4061 which is outward in the flesh:
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 2:29 - But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision G4061 is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of God.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 3:1 - What advantage then hath the Jew? or what profit is there of circumcision? G4061
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 3:30 - Seeing it is one God, which shall justify the circumcision G4061 by faith, and uncircumcision through faith.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 4:9 - Cometh this blessedness then upon the circumcision G4061 only, or upon the uncircumcision also? for we say that faith was reckoned to Abraham for righteousness.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 4:10 - How was it then reckoned? when he was in circumcision, G4061 or in uncircumcision? Not in circumcision, G4061 but in uncircumcision.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 4:11 - And he received the sign of circumcision, G4061 a seal of the righteousness of the faith which he had yet being uncircumcised: that he might be the father of all them that believe, though they be not circumcised; that righteousness might be imputed unto them also:
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 4:12 - And the father of circumcision G4061 to them who are not of the circumcision G4061 only, but who also walk in the steps of that faith of our father Abraham, which he had being yet uncircumcised.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 15:8 - Now I say that Jesus Christ was a minister of the circumcision G4061 for the truth of God, to confirm the promises made unto the fathers:
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 7:19 - Circumcision G4061 is nothing, and uncircumcision is nothing, but the keeping of the commandments of God.
Unchecked Copy BoxGal 2:7 - But contrariwise, when they saw that the gospel of the uncircumcision was committed unto me, as the gospel of the circumcision G4061 was unto Peter;
Unchecked Copy BoxGal 2:8 - (For he that wrought effectually in Peter to the apostleship of the circumcision, G4061 the same was mighty in me toward the Gentiles:)
Unchecked Copy BoxGal 2:9 - And when James, Cephas, and John, who seemed to be pillars, perceived the grace that was given unto me, they gave to me and Barnabas the right hands of fellowship; that we should go unto the heathen, and they unto the circumcision. G4061
Unchecked Copy BoxGal 2:12 - For before that certain came from James, he did eat with the Gentiles: but when they were come, he withdrew and separated himself, fearing them which were of the circumcision. G4061
Unchecked Copy BoxGal 5:6 - For in Jesus Christ neither circumcision G4061 availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision; but faith which worketh by love.
Unchecked Copy BoxGal 5:11 - And I, brethren, if I yet preach circumcision, G4061 why do I yet suffer persecution? then is the offence of the cross ceased.
Unchecked Copy BoxGal 6:15 - For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision G4061 availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision, but a new creature.
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 2:11 - Wherefore remember, that ye being in time past Gentiles in the flesh, who are called Uncircumcision by that which is called the Circumcision G4061 in the flesh made by hands;
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 3:3 - For we are the circumcision, G4061 which worship God in the spirit, and rejoice in Christ Jesus, and have no confidence in the flesh.
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 3:5 - Circumcised G4061 the eighth day, of the stock of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, an Hebrew of the Hebrews; as touching the law, a Pharisee;
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 2:11 - In whom also ye are circumcised with the circumcision G4061 made without hands, in putting off the body of the sins of the flesh by the circumcision G4061 of Christ:
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 3:11 - Where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision G4061 nor uncircumcision, Barbarian, Scythian, bond nor free: but Christ is all, and in all.
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 4:11 - And Jesus, which is called Justus, who are of the circumcision. G4061 These only are my fellowworkers unto the kingdom of God, which have been a comfort unto me.
Unchecked Copy BoxTit 1:10 - For there are many unruly and vain talkers and deceivers, specially they of the circumcision: G4061
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