6 Brothers, even though a man takes some false step*+ before he is aware of it, YOU who have spiritual+ qualifications try to readjust* such a man in a spirit of mildness,+ as you each keep an eye on yourself,+ for fear you also may be tempted.+ 2 Go on carrying the burdens*+ of one another, and thus fulfill the law of the Christ.+ 3 For if anyone thinks he is something when he is nothing,+ he is deceiving his own mind. 4 But let each one* prove what his own work is,+ and then he will have cause for exultation 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 orally+ taught* the word share+ in all good things with the one who gives such oral teaching.+ 7 Do not be misled:+ God is not one to be mocked.+ For whatever a man is sowing, this he will also reap;+ 8 because he who is sowing with a view to his flesh will reap corruption from his flesh,+ but he who is 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 season we shall reap if we do not tire out.+ 10 Really, then, as long as we have time favorable for it,+ 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 pleasing appearance in the flesh are the ones that try to compel YOU to get circumcised,+ only that they may not be persecuted for the torture stake* of the Christ,+ Jesus.* 13 For not even do those who are getting circumcised keep the Law themselves,+ but they want YOU to be circumcised that they may have cause for boasting in YOUR flesh. 14 Never may it occur that I should boast, except in the torture stake+ of our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom the world has been impaled to me+ and I to the world. 15 For neither is circumcision anything nor is uncircumcision,+ but a new creation+ [is something]. 16 And all those who will walk orderly by this rule of conduct,* upon them be peace and mercy, even upon the Israel* of God.+ 17 Henceforth* let no one be making trouble for me, for I am carrying 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.
^ Lit., “should be overtaken.”
^ Or, “to restore to proper position; to bring into proper alignment.”
^ Or, “troublesome things.” Lit., “heavy things.” Gr., baʹre.
^ “Each one,” אACDVg; P46B, “him.”
^ Lit., “being sounded down to.” Gr., ka·te·khouʹme·nos; Lat., ca·te·ci·zaʹtur.
^ Or, “You see.”
^ Or, “with what a long letter.”
^ See App 5C.
^ “Christ, Jesus,” P46B; אACDVgSyp, “Christ.”
^ “By . . . rule of conduct.” Or, “by . . . canon (rule).” Lit., “to the (measuring) reed.” Gr., toi ka·noʹni; Lat., reʹgu·lam, “regulation”; J18(Heb.), qenehʹ ham·mid·dahʹ, “the reed of measure.” Compare Eze 40:5 ftn, “Reed.”
^ Meaning “God Contends; Contender (Perseverer) With God.”
^ Or, “Finally.”
^ “Our,” P46ABCDVgSyp; א, “the.”