Servant to the circumcision

Servant to the circumcision is a name that Paul gave to Jesus (Yeshua‘) because He came first to His own people the Jews. The Jews were marked as a people in covenant with God by the outward sign of circumcision in the flesh. Paul says that God sent Jesus to them first because of His promise to the patriarchs: Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and others.

In the same passage Paul adds that Jesus also served the Gentiles, though the equivalent title does not occur.

Servant to the circumcision, pictured in the Greek text of Romans 15:8. One of the names of Jesus in the New Testament.

Servant to the circumcision, in the Greek text of Romans 15:8.

Servant to the circumcision in Greek:

Diakonos peritomē

Strong’s Concordance numbers: 1249, 4061

Bible reference: Rom. 15:8

Christ has become a servant to the circumcision on behalf of the truth of God to confirm the promises given to the fathers. (Romans 15:8)

The NIV calls Jesus the Servant of the Jews while the KJV has Minister of the circumcision.

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