1Brethren, if a man is overtaken in any trespass, you who are spiritual should restore him in a spirit of gentleness. Look to yourself, lest you too be tempted. 2Bear one another's burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ. 3For if any one thinks he is something, when he is nothing, he deceives himself. 4But let each one test his own work, and then his reason to boast will be in himself alone and not in his neighbour. 5For each man will have to bear his own load.
6Let him who is taught the word share all good things with him who teaches.
7Do not be deceived; God is not mocked, for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap. 8For he who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption; but he who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life. 9And let us not grow weary in well-doing, for in due season we shall reap, if we do not lose heart. 10So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all men, and especially to those who are of the household of faith.
116.11: 1 Cor 16.21.See with what large letters I am writing to you with my own hand. 12It is those who want to make a good showing in the flesh that would compel you to be circumcised, and only in order that they may not be persecuted for the cross of Christ. 13For even those who receive circumcision do not themselves keep the law, but they desire to have you circumcised that they may glory in your flesh. 14But far be it from me to glory except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by which6.14 Or through whom the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world. 15For neither circumcision counts for anything, nor uncircumcision, but a new creation. 166.16: Ps 125.5.Peace and mercy be upon all who walk by this rule, upon the Israel of God.
17Henceforth let no man trouble me; for I bear on my body the marks of Jesus.
18The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit, brethren. Amen.
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