1 BRETHREN, if a man is surprised in some sin, you who are spiritual are to restore such a one in a spirit of gentleness, each looking out for himself to avoid being tempted.
2 Bear one another's burdens and so fulfill the law of Christ.
3 If any one thinks that he is something when he is nothing, he deceives himself.
4 Let each one test his own work and then he will have his reason for boasting in himself alone and not in another.
5 For each must bear his own load.
6 Let him who is taught the message share with his teacher in all good things.
7 Do not be deceived; God is not mocked; what a man sows that he will also reap.
8 For he who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap decay; but he who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap life eternal.
9 Let us not grow discouraged in doing what is noble, for in due time we shall reap if we do not grow faint.
10 So then as we have opportunity let us work for the good of all men, and especially of those who belong to the household of the faith.
11 See with what great letters I write with my own hand.
12 All who wish to make a fair show in the flesh are trying to compel you to receive circumcision, but only that they may not be persecuted for the cross of Christ.
13 For even those who are circumcised do not themselves keep the Law, but they wish you to be circumcised in order to boast in your flesh.
14 But let me never boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by which the world is crucified to me and I to the world.
15 For neither is circumcision anything nor uncircumcision, but a new creation.
16 All who walk by this rule '97 may peace and mercy be on them, and on the Israel of God!
17 For the future let no one trouble me; for I bear on my body the brands of Jesus.
18 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirits, brethren. Amen.