Bible: Galatians 6

Support One Another

6:1 Brothers and sisters, 1  if a person 2  is discovered in some sin, 3  you who are spiritual 4  restore such a person in a spirit of gentleness. 5  Pay close attention 6  to yourselves, so that you are not tempted too. 6:2 Carry one another’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ. 6:3 For if anyone thinks he is something when he is nothing, he deceives himself. 6:4 Let each one examine 7  his own work. Then he can take pride 8  in himself and not compare himself with 9  someone else. 6:5 For each one will carry 10  his own load.

6:6 Now the one who receives instruction in the word must share all good things with the one who teaches 11  it. 6:7 Do not be deceived. God will not be made a fool. 12  For a person 13  will reap what he sows, 6:8 because the person who sows to his own flesh 14  will reap corruption 15  from the flesh, 16  but the one who sows to the Spirit will reap eternal life from the Spirit. 6:9 So we must not grow weary 17  in doing good, for in due time we will reap, if we do not give up. 18  6:10 So then, 19  whenever we have an opportunity, let us do good to all people, and especially to those who belong to the family of faith. 20 

Final Instructions and Benediction

6:11 See what big letters I make as I write to you with my own hand!

6:12 Those who want to make a good showing in external matters 21  are trying to force you to be circumcised. They do so 22  only to avoid being persecuted 23  for the cross of Christ. 6:13 For those who are circumcised do not obey the law themselves, but they want you to be circumcised so that they can boast about your flesh. 24  6:14 But may I never boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which 25  the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world. 6:15 For 26  neither circumcision nor uncircumcision counts for 27  anything; the only thing that matters is a new creation! 28  6:16 And all who will behave 29  in accordance with this rule, peace and mercy be on them, and on the Israel of God. 30 

6:17 From now on let no one cause me trouble, for I bear the marks of Jesus on my body. 31 

6:18 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be 32  with your spirit, brothers and sisters. 33  Amen.

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