Galatians 6

Carry One Another’s Burdens

1Brothers and sisters, if someone is overtaken in any wrongdoing, you who are spiritual, restore such a person with a gentle spirit, watching out for yourselves so that you also won’t be tempted. 2Carry one another’s burdens; in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ. 3For if anyone considers himself to be something when he is nothing, he deceives himself. 4Let each person examine his own work, and then he can take pride in himself alone, and not compare himself with someone else. 5For each person will have to carry his own load.

6Let the one who is taught the word share all his good things with the teacher. 7Don’t be deceived: God is not mocked. For whatever a person sows he will also reap, 8because the one who sows to his flesh will reap destruction from the flesh, but the one who sows to the Spirit will reap eternal life from the Spirit. 9Let us not get tired of doing good, for we will reap at the proper time if we don’t give up. 10Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us work for the good of all, especially for those who belong to the household of faith.

Concluding Exhortation

11Look at what large letters I use as I write to you in my own handwriting. 12Those who want to make a good impression in the flesh are the ones who would compel you to be circumcised — but only to avoid being persecuted for the cross of Christ. 13For even the circumcised don’t keep the law themselves, and yet they want you to be circumcised in order to boast about your flesh. 14But as for me, I will never boast about anything except the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ. The world has been crucified to me through the cross, and I to the world. 15For both circumcision and uncircumcision mean nothing; what matters instead is a new creation. 16May peace come to all those who follow this standard, and mercy even to the Israel of God!

17From now on, let no one cause me trouble, because I bear on my body the marks of Jesus. 18Brothers and sisters, the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Amen.