Uncircumcised (עָרֵל i.e. having a foreskin, ἀκροβυστίαν ἔχων; and so ἀκροβυστία, the prepuce, alone, for "uncircumcision"), a word literally denoting a heathen among the Jews. So also it is sometimes used figuratively "of uncircumcised lips," i.e. dull of speech; stammering, one whose lips still have, as it were, the foreskin, and are therefore too thick and large to bring out words easily and fluently (Ex 6:12,30). So, likewise "their ear is uncircumcised," shut up by a foreskin (Jer 6:10); also "their uncircumcised heart," to which the precepts of religion and piety cannot penetrate (Le 26:41; De 10:16; Jer 4:4; Eze 44:9; Isa 6:10; Ac 7:51; Jas 1:21; Col 2:13). So, also, "the foreskin of a tree" i.e. uncircumcised fruit, the fruit of the first three years, which by the law was to be regarded as unclean (Le 19:23). SEE CIRCUMCISION.