1 Even if any one should be overtaken in a fault, brothers, you that are spiritual ought, in a gentle spirit, to restore such a one, each one of you looking to himself, lest you too be tempted. 2 Ever be bearing one another's burdens, and so be fulfilling the law of Christ. 3 If a man fancies himself to be somebody when he is really nobody he is deceiving himself. 4 Let each one test his own work, and he will then have something to be proud of by comparing himself with himself, and not with any one else; 5 for every one must carry his own pack load.
6 He, however, who is being taught in the message, should always share with his instructor in all the good things which he possesses. 7 Be not deceived. God is not mocked. Whatever a man sows, that will he also reap. 8 The man who is sowing to his flesh will of the flesh reap corruption; but he who is sowing to the Spirit will of the Spirit reap life eternal. 9 And let us not be weary in well-doing, for in due season we shall reap if we faint not. 10 So then, as we have opportunity, let is do good to all men, but especially to those who are of the household of faith.
11 See with what large letters I have written to you in my own handwriting! 12 Those who are trying to compel you to be circumcised are such as wish to make a fair show in the flesh, only that they may not suffer persecution for the cross of Christ. 13 Even those who are being circumcised, are not themselves keeping the Law, but they want you to be circumcised so that they may glory in your flesh. 14 God forbid that I should glory in anything except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, upon which the world has been crucified to me and I have been crucified to the world. 15 For in Jesus Christ neither is circumcision anything, nor uncircumcision, but a new creation. 16 On all who will govern their lives by this rule and on the Israel of God may peace and mercy rest.