Brothers and sisters, if a person is discovered in some sin, you who are spiritual restore such a person in a spirit of gentleness. Pay close attention to yourselves, so that you are not tempted too.
and make straight paths for your feet, so that what is lame may not be put out of joint but be healed.
The one who is spiritual discerns all things, yet he himself is understood by no one.
But we who are strong ought to bear with the failings of the weak, and not just please ourselves.
What do you want? Shall I come to you with a rod of discipline or with love and a spirit of gentleness?
correcting opponents with gentleness. Perhaps God will grant them repentance and then knowledge of the truth
Noah, a man of the soil, began to plant a vineyard.
As he approached Egypt, he said to his wife Sarai, "Look, I know that you are a beautiful woman.
Then Moses and Aaron gathered the community together in front of the rock, and he said to them, "Listen, you rebels, must we bring water out of this rock for you?"
One evening David got up from his bed and walked around on the roof of his palace. From the roof he saw a woman bathing. Now this woman was very attractive.
Look, you have instructed many; you have strengthened feeble hands.
Strengthen the hands that have gone limp, steady the knees that shake!
I will seek the lost and bring back the strays; I will bandage the injured and strengthen the sick, but the fat and the strong I will destroy. I will feed them -- with judgment!
Go and learn what this saying means: 'I want mercy and not sacrifice.' For I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners."
Take my yoke on you and learn from me, because I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.
What do you think? If someone owns a hundred sheep and one of them goes astray, will he not leave the ninety-nine on the mountains and go look for the one that went astray?
Now Peter was sitting outside in the courtyard. A slave girl came to him and said, "You also were with Jesus the Galilean."
Then Peter remembered what Jesus had said: "Before the rooster crows, you will deny me three times." And he went outside and wept bitterly.
"Which one of you, if he has a hundred sheep and loses one of them, would not leave the ninety-nine in the open pasture and go look for the one that is lost until he finds it?
But the father said to his slaves, 'Hurry! Bring the best robe, and put it on him! Put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet!
Now receive the one who is weak in the faith, and do not have disputes over differing opinions.
So, brothers and sisters, I could not speak to you as spiritual people, but instead as people of the flesh, as infants in Christ.
Do not deprive each other, except by mutual agreement for a specified time, so that you may devote yourselves to prayer. Then resume your relationship, so that Satan may not tempt you because of your lack of self-control.
If anyone considers himself a prophet or spiritual person, he should acknowledge that what I write to you is the Lord's command.
so that now instead you should rather forgive and comfort him. This will keep him from being overwhelmed by excessive grief to the point of despair.
Now I, Paul, appeal to you personally by the meekness and gentleness of Christ (I who am meek when present among you, but am full of courage toward you when away!) --
But when Cephas came to Antioch, I opposed him to his face, because he had clearly done wrong.
Remember those in prison as though you were in prison with them, and those ill-treated as though you too felt their torment.
For we all stumble in many ways. If someone does not stumble in what he says, he is a perfect individual, able to control the entire body as well.
Who is wise and understanding among you? By his good conduct he should show his works done in the gentleness that wisdom brings.
My brothers and sisters, if anyone among you wanders from the truth and someone turns him back,
But set Christ apart as Lord in your hearts and always be ready to give an answer to anyone who asks about the hope you possess.
If anyone sees his fellow Christian committing a sin not resulting in death, he should ask, and God will grant life to the person who commits a sin not resulting in death. There is a sin resulting in death. I do not say that he should ask about that.
And have mercy on those who waver;