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NEW WORLD TRANSLATION OF THE HOLY SCRIPTURES (1984 EDITION) See 2013 revision

Galatians 6:1-18

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.+  Go on carrying the burdens*+ of one another, and thus fulfill the law of the Christ.+  For if anyone thinks he is something when he is nothing,+ he is deceiving his own mind.  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.  For each one will carry his own load.*+  Moreover, let anyone who is being orally+ taught* the word share+ in all good things with the one who gives such oral teaching.+  Do not be misled:+ God is not one to be mocked.+ For whatever a man is sowing, this he will also reap;+  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.+  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.

Footnotes

Lit., “should be overtaken.”
Or, “to restore to proper position; to bring into proper alignment.”
Or, “troublesome things.” Lit., “heavy things.” Gr., ba′re.
“Each one,” אACDVg; P46B, “him.”
“Load.” Gr., phor·ti′on. Compare vs 2.
Lit., “being sounded down to.” Gr., ka·te·khou′me·nos; Lat., ca·te·ci·za′tur.
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·no′ni; Lat., re′gu·lam, “regulation”; J18(Heb.), qeneh′ ham·mid·dah′, “the reed of measure.” Compare Eze 40:5 ftn, “Reed.”
Meaning “God Contends; Contender (Perseverer) With God.”
Or, “Finally.”
“Our,” P46ABCDVgSyp; א, “the.”