Those who are trying to force you to be circumcised are making a play
for human approval- with an eye to escaping persecution for the cross of
Christ. The very ones who accept circumcision do not follow the law
themselves. They want you to be circumcised only that they may boast
about your bodily observance.
The New American Bible, Catholic Bible Publishers, Wichita, Kansas, Copyright 1970, 1978-1979 Edition.
Stephen J. Hartdegen, O.F.M., S.S.L.
Christian P. Ceroke, O.Carm., S.T.D.
Patrick Cardinal O’Boyle, D.D., Archbishop of Washington