This is a thorough bible study about the meaning of the Hebrew word עָרֵל, ‘ʽarel’ translated ‘uncircumcised’ (Strong’s 6189), and gives every verse where the Hebrew word “ʽarel” appears. To obtain a true understanding of this word these scriptures need to be meditated on and notes made of their meaning in different contexts. This requires putting scriptures together where they seem to have a similar meaning, and then meditating even more. The truth will be revealed by the Holy Spirit, who has been given to guide us into all truth (John 16:13). Wherever this word ʽarel appears in the Hebrew, the translation of it is highlighted with bold type and underline. In Hebrew the suffixes and some prepositions are added to the basic word to enhance the meaning, and where this has been done the meaning of the suffix or preposition has been included in highlighted text. Every blessing be to those who seek the truth of God‘s word.
#1.2 Scriptures for עָרֵל (Htr. ʽarel) meaning ‘uncircumcised’ Strong’s 6189
Genesis 17:14 And an uncircumcised male whose flesh of his foreskin is not circumcised, that soul shall be cut off from his people; he has broken my covenant.
Exodus 6:12 And Moses spoke before YHWH, saying, Behold, the children of Israel have not listened to me; how then shall Pharaoh hear me, who am of uncircumcised lips?
The Bible describes Yahweh (YHWH) as the god who delivered Israel from Egypt and gave the Ten Commandments, and says that Yahweh revealed himself to Israel as the LORD who would not permit his people to make idols or worship other gods “I am Yahweh, that is My name; I will not give My glory to another, or My praise to idols.”
6:30 And Moses said before YHWH, Behold, I am of uncircumcised lips, and how shall Pharaoh listen to me?
12:48 And when a stranger shall sojourn with you, and will keep the Passover to YHWH, let all his males be circumcised, and then let him come near and keep it; and he shall be as one who is born in the land: for no uncircumcised person shall eat of it.
Leviticus 19:23 And when you shall come into the land, and shall have planted all kinds of trees for food, then you shall count its fruit as uncircumcised: three years shall it be as uncircumcised to you: it shall not be eaten of.
26:41 And that I also have walked contrary to them, and have brought them into the land of their enemies; if then their uncircumcised hearts are humbled, and they then accept of the punishment of their iniquity:
Joshua 5:7 And their sons, whom he raised up in their place, them Joshua circumcised: for they were uncircumcised, because they had not circumcised them by the way.
Judges 14:3 Then his father and his mother said to him, Is there never a woman among the daughters of your brethren, or among all my people, that you go to take a wife of the uncircumcised Philistines? And Samson said to his father, Get her for me; for she pleases me well.
15:18 And he was very thirsty, and called on YHWH, and said, You have given this great deliverance into the hand of your servant: and now shall I die for thirst, and fall into the hand of the uncircumcised?
1 Samuel 14:6 And Jonathan said to the young man who carried his armour, Come, and let us go over to the garrison of these uncircumcised: it may be that YHWH will work for us: for there is no restraint to YHWH to save by many or by few.
17:26 And David spoke to the men who stood by him, saying, What shall be done to the man who kills this Philistine, and takes away the reproach from Israel? For who is this uncircumcised Philistine, that he should defy the armies of the living God?
17:36 Your servant killed both the lion and the bear: and this uncircumcised Philistine shall be as one of them, seeing he has defied the armies of the living God.
31:4 Then Saul said to his armour-bearer, Draw your sword, and thrust me through with it; lest these uncircumcised come and thrust me through, and abuse me. But his armour-bearer would not; for he was very afraid. Therefore Saul took a sword, and fell upon it.
2 Samuel 1:20 Do not tell it in Gath, do not publish it in the streets of Askelon; lest the daughters of the Philistines rejoice, lest the daughters of the uncircumcised triumph.
1 Chronicles 10:4 Then said Saul to his armour-bearer, Draw your sword, and thrust me through with it; lest these uncircumcised come and abuse me. But his armourbearer would not; for he was very afraid. So Saul took a sword, and fell upon it.
Isaiah 52:1 Awake, awake; put on your strength, O Zion; put on your beautiful garments, O Jerusalem, the holy city: for now on the uncircumcised and the unclean shall no more come into you.
Jeremiah 6:10 To whom shall I speak, and give warning, that they may hear? behold, their ear is uncircumcised, and they cannot hear: behold, the word of YHWH is to them a reproach; they have no delight in it.
9:26 Egypt, and Judah, and Edom, and the children of Ammon, and Moab, and all that are in the utmost corners, who dwell in the wilderness: for all these nations are uncircumcised, and all the house of Israel are uncircumcised in the heart.
Eze 28:10 You shall die the deaths of the uncircumcised by the hand of strangers: for I have spoken it, says the Lord GOD.
31:18 To whom are you thus like in glory and in greatness among the trees of Eden? Yet shall you be brought down with the trees of Eden to the lower parts of the earth: you shall lie in the midst of the uncircumcised with those slain by the sword. This is Pharaoh and all his multitude, says the Lord GOD.
32:19 Whom do you pass in beauty? go down, and be laid with the uncircumcised.
32:21 The strong among the mighty shall speak to him out of the midst of hell with those who help him: they have gone down, they lie uncircumcised, slain by the sword.
32:24 There is Elam and all her multitude round about her grave, all of them slain, fallen by the sword, who have gone down uncircumcised into the lower parts of the earth, who caused their terror in the land of the living; yet have they borne their shame with those who go down to the pit.
32:25 They have set her a bed in the midst of the slain with all her multitude: her graves are round about him: all of them uncircumcised, slain by the sword: though their terror was caused in the land of the living, yet have they borne their shame with those who go down to the pit: he is put in the midst of the slain.
32:26 There is Meshech, Tubal, and all her multitude: her graves are round about him: all of them uncircumcised, slain by the sword, though they caused their terror in the land of the living.
32:27 And they shall not lie with the mighty who are fallen of the uncircumcised, who have gone down to hell with their weapons of war: and they have laid their swords under their heads, but their iniquities shall be upon their bones, though they were the terror of the mighty in the land of the living.
32:28 Yes, you shall be broken in the midst of the uncircumcised, and shall lie with those who were slain with the sword.
32:29 There is Edom, her kings, and all her princes, who with their might are laid by those who were slain by the sword: they shall lie with the uncircumcised, and with those who go down to the pit.
32:30 There are the princes of the north, all of them, and all the Zidonians, who have gone down with the slain; with their terror they are ashamed of their might; and they lie uncircumcised with those slain by the sword, and bear their shame with those who go down to the pit.
32:31 Pharaoh shall see them, and shall be comforted over all his multitude, even Pharaoh and all his army slain by the sword, says the Lord GOD.
32:32 For I have caused my terror in the land of the living: and he shall be laid in the midst of the uncircumcised, with those slain with the sword, even Pharaoh and all his multitude, says the Lord GOD.
44:7 In that you have brought into my sanctuary strangers, uncircumcised in heart, and uncircumcised in flesh, to be in my sanctuary, to pollute it, even my house, when you offer my bread, the fat and the blood, and they have broken my covenant because of all your abominations.
44:9 Thus says the Lord GOD; No stranger, uncircumcised in heart, nor uncircumcised in flesh, shall enter into my sanctuary, of any stranger who is among the children of Israel.
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