To the Galatians
6 Brothers, even if a man takes a false step before he is aware of it, you who have spiritual qualifications try to readjust such a man in a spirit of mildness.+ But keep an eye on yourself,+ for fear you too may be tempted.+ 2 Go on carrying the burdens of one another,+ and in this way you will fulfill the law of the Christ.+ 3 For if anyone thinks he is something when he is nothing,+ he is deceiving himself. 4 But let each one examine his own actions,+ and then he will have cause for rejoicing in regard to himself alone, and not in comparison with the other person.+ 5 For each one will carry his own load.+
6 Moreover, let anyone who is being taught the word share in all good things with the one who gives such teaching.+
7 Do not be misled: God is not one to be mocked. For whatever a person is sowing, this he will also reap;+ 8 because the one sowing with a view to his flesh will reap corruption from his flesh,+ but the one sowing with a view to the spirit will reap everlasting life from the spirit.+ 9 So let us not give up in doing what is fine,+ for in due time we will reap if we do not tire out.+ 10 So, then, as long as we have the opportunity, let us work what is good toward all, but especially toward those related to us in the faith.
11 See with what large letters* I have written you with my own hand.
12 All those who want to make a good impression in the flesh are the ones who try to compel you to get circumcised,+ doing so only to avoid being persecuted for the torture stake of the Christ. 13 For even those who are getting circumcised do not keep the Law themselves,+ but they want you to be circumcised so that they may have cause for boasting about your flesh. 14 But may I never boast, except in the torture stake of our Lord Jesus Christ,+ through whom the world has been put to death with regard to me and I with regard to the world. 15 For neither is circumcision anything nor is uncircumcision,+ but a new creation is.+ 16 As for all those who walk orderly by this rule of conduct, peace and mercy be upon them, yes, upon the Israel of God.+
17 From now on* let no one make trouble for me, for I am bearing on my body the brand marks of a slave of Jesus.+
18 The undeserved kindness of our Lord Jesus Christ be with the spirit you show, brothers. Amen.