Concision: (Gr. katatome; i.e., "mutilation"), a term used by Paul contemptuously
of those who were zealots for circumcision
(Philippians 3:2) Instead of the
warning, "Beware of the circumcision" (peritome) i.e., of the party
who pressed on Gentile converts the necessity of still observing that
ordinance, he says, "Beware of the concision;" as much as to say,
"This circumcision which they vaunt of is in Christ only as the
gashings and mutilations of idolatrous heathen."