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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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Vine's Expository Dictionary: View Entry

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 - “For this reason Moses has given you circumcision G4061 (not because it is from Moses, but from the fathers), and on the Sabbath you circumcise a man.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 7:23 - “If a man receives circumcision G4061 on the Sabbath so that the Law of Moses will not be broken, are you angry with Me because I made an entire man well on the Sabbath?
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 7:8 - “And He gave him [fn]the covenant of circumcision; G4061 and so Abraham became the father of Isaac, and circumcised him on the eighth day; and Isaac became the father of Jacob, and Jacob of the twelve patriarchs.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 10:45 - All the [fn]circumcised G4061 believers who came with Peter were amazed, because the gift of the Holy Spirit had been poured out on the Gentiles also.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 11:2 - And when Peter came up to Jerusalem, [fn]those who were circumcised G4061 took issue with him,
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 2:25 - For indeed circumcision G4061 is of value if you practice [fn]the Law; but if you are a transgressor [fn]of the Law, your circumcision G4061 has become uncircumcision.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 2:26 - So if the [fn]uncircumcised man keeps the requirements of the Law, will not his uncircumcision be regarded as circumcision? G4061
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 2:27 - And he who is physically uncircumcised, if he keeps the Law, will he not judge you who [fn]though having the letter of the Law and circumcision G4061 are a transgressor [fn]of the Law?
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 2:28 - For he is not a Jew who is one outwardly, nor is circumcision G4061 that which is outward in the flesh.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 2:29 - But he is a Jew who is one inwardly; and circumcision G4061 is that which is of the heart, by the Spirit, not by the letter; and his praise is not from men, but from God.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 3:1 - Then what [fn]advantage has the Jew? Or what is the benefit of circumcision? G4061
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 3:30 - since indeed God who will justify the [fn]circumcised G4061 [fn]by faith and the [fn]uncircumcised through faith is one.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 4:9 - Is this blessing then on [fn]the circumcised, G4061 or on [fn]the uncircumcised also? For we say, “FAITH WAS CREDITED TO ABRAHAM AS RIGHTEOUSNESS.”
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 4:10 - How then was it credited? While he was [fn]circumcised, G4061 or [fn]uncircumcised? Not while [fn]circumcised, G4061 but while [fn]uncircumcised;
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 4:11 - and he received the sign of circumcision, G4061 a seal of the righteousness of the faith which [fn]he had while uncircumcised, so that he might be the father of all who believe without being circumcised, that righteousness might be credited to them,
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 4:12 - and the father of circumcision G4061 to those who not only are of the circumcision, G4061 but who also follow in the steps of the faith of our father Abraham which [fn]he had while uncircumcised.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 15:8 - For I say that Christ has become a servant to the circumcision G4061 on behalf of the truth of God to confirm the promises given to the fathers,
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 7:19 - Circumcision G4061 is nothing, and uncircumcision is nothing, but what matters is the keeping of the commandments of God.
Unchecked Copy BoxGal 2:7 - But on the contrary, seeing that I had been entrusted with the gospel [fn]to the uncircumcised, just as Peter had been [fn]to the circumcised G4061
Unchecked Copy BoxGal 2:8 - (for He who effectually worked for Peter in his apostleship [fn]to the circumcised G4061 effectually worked for me also to the Gentiles),
Unchecked Copy BoxGal 2:9 - and recognizing the grace that had been given to me, [fn]James and Cephas and John, who were reputed to be pillars, gave to me and Barnabas the right [fn]hand of fellowship, so that we might go to the Gentiles and they to the circumcised. G4061
Unchecked Copy BoxGal 2:12 - For prior to the coming of certain men from [fn]James, he used to eat with the Gentiles; but when they came, he began to withdraw and hold himself aloof, fearing [fn]the party of the circumcision. G4061
Unchecked Copy BoxGal 5:6 - For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision G4061 nor uncircumcision means anything, but faith working through love.
Unchecked Copy BoxGal 5:11 - But I, brethren, if I still preach circumcision, G4061 why am I still persecuted? Then the stumbling block of the cross has been abolished.
Unchecked Copy BoxGal 6:15 - For neither is circumcision G4061 anything, nor uncircumcision, but a new [fn]creation.
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 2:11 - Therefore remember that formerly you, the Gentiles in the flesh, who are called “Uncircumcision” by the so-called “Circumcision,” G4061 which is performed in the flesh by human hands
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 3:3 - for we are the true [fn]circumcision, G4061 who worship in the Spirit of God and glory in Christ Jesus and put no confidence in the flesh,
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 3:5 - circumcised G4061 the eighth day, of the nation of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, a Hebrew of Hebrews; as to the Law, a Pharisee;
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 2:11 - and in Him you were also circumcised with a circumcision G4061 made without hands, in the removal of the body of the flesh by the circumcision G4061 of Christ;
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 3:11 - a renewal in which there is no distinction between Greek and Jew, circumcised G4061 and uncircumcised, [fn]barbarian, Scythian, slave and freeman, but Christ is all, and in all.
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 4:11 - and also Jesus who is called Justus; these are the only fellow workers for the kingdom of God who are from the circumcision, G4061 and they have proved to be an encouragement to me.
Unchecked Copy BoxTit 1:10 - For there are many rebellious men, empty talkers and deceivers, especially those of the circumcision, G4061
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