Romans 4:11-12

11 And he received the sign of circumcision, a seal of the righteousness of the faith which he had while still uncircumcised, that he might be the father of all those who believe, though they are uncircumcised, that righteousness might be imputed to them also,

12 and the father of circumcision to those who not only are of the circumcision, but who also walk in the steps of the faith which our father Abraham had while still uncircumcised.

Circumcision didn’t bring righteousness, but it was a sign of righteousness imputed by faith and of Abraham’s covenant with God.

Abraham had a physical relationship with Israel and a spiritual relationship with all who believe.

He was the father to those who were circumcised (Israel) and who walked in faith as he did.

walk = general conduct in relation to others

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