Brothers, if someone is overtaken by any transgression, y’all– the spiritual ones– must restore such a one in a spirit of gentleness, watching yourself lest you too are tempted. 2
Carry one another’s burdens, and thus y’all will fulfill the law of Christ. 3
For if anyone considers himself to be something even though he is nothing, he deceives himself. 4
But each one must examine his own work, and then he will have glorying in himself alone, and not in others. 5
For each one shall carry his own load. 6
But the one being taught the Word must share all good things with the teacher. 7
Y’all don’t be deceived; God is not mocked. For what a man sows, that he also reaps. 8
Because the one who sows to his own flesh will reap ruin from the flesh, but the one who sows to the Spirit will reap eternal life. 9
But we should not grow weary in doing good. For in the proper time we will reap a harvest, if we do not give up. 10
So, then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, especially to the household of the Faith.
See what large letters I write to y’all with my own hand! 12
Those who want to make a good show in the flesh try to compel y’all to be circumcised only so that they might not be persecuted for the Cross of Christ. 13
For the circumcised ones themselves don’t keep law, but they want y’all to be circumcised so that they may boast in your flesh. 14
But may I never boast except in the Cross of our Lord Jesus Christ through which the world has been crucified to me and I to the world. 15
For neither circumcision nor uncircumcision is anything; all that matters is a new creation. 16
So peace and mercy on those who will keep this rule, even on the Israel of God.
Finally, let no one cause me trouble, for I bear in my body the brand-marks of Jesus.18
The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with y'all's spirit, brothers.
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