6 * Brothers, if a person does get swept into some offense, straighten him out, you spiritual ones, in the spirit of meekness, having an eye to yourself for fear you too should be tempted. 2 * Carry each other’s burdens, and so you will fulfill Christ’s law. 3 For if one thinks he is something when he is nothing, he is deluding himself. 4 ** But let each test his own work, and then he will have his boast with regard to himself alone and not to the other man; 5 * for each will be carrying his own pack. 6 But let him who receives instruction in the word share everything good with his instructor. 7 * Make no mistake, there is no thumbing your nose at God; for a man will reap just the same that he sows, 8 because he who sows into his own flesh will reap out of the flesh decay, but who sows into the Spirit shall reap out of the Spirit eternal life. 9 And let us not give up doing what is good, for at the right time reap we shall if we do not weaken. 10 So then let us, as we have opportunity, practice good deeds toward everybody, and especially toward the members of our family of faith. 11 See in what large letters I am writing to you with my own hand. 12 It is such as want to make a fine appearance in flesh that are compelling you to get circumcised, only in order that for the Christ’s cross they may not be persecuted; 13 for those who get circumcised do not themselves keep the law either, but they want you to be circumcised in order that they may boast over your flesh. 14 But far be it from me to boast over anything but the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which I have the world crucified to me and myself to the world. 15 * For neither circumcision nor uncircumcision amounts to anything, but only new creation; 16 and as many as shall guide themselves by this standard, peace be upon them, and mercy, and upon God’s Israel. 17 * Hereafter let nobody make me trouble; for I carry Jesus’s brand on my body. 18 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirits, brothers; amen.
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