1 Even if anyone is detected in some trespass, brothers, you are spiritual, you must set the offender right in a spirit of gentleness; let each of you look to himself, in case he too is tempted. 2 Bear one another's burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ. 3 If anyone imagines he is somebody, he is deceiving himself, for he is nobody; 4 let everyone bring his own work to the test ??then he will have something to boast about on his own account, and not in comparison with his fellows. 5 For everyone will have to bear his own load of responsibility.
6 Those who are taught must share all the blessings of life with those who teach them the Word. 7 Make no mistake ??God is not to be mocked ??a man will reap just what he sows; 8 he who sows for his flesh will reap destruction from the flesh, and he who sows for the Spirit will reap life eternal from the Spirit. 9 Never let us grow tired of doing what is right, for if we do not faint we shall reap our harvest at the opportune season. 10 So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all men and in particular to the household of the faith.
11 See what big letters I make, when I write you in my own hand! 12 These men who are keen upon you getting circumcised are just men who want to make a grand display in the flesh ??it is simply to avoid being persecuted for the cross of Christ. 13 Why, even the circumcision party do not observe the Law themselves! They merely want you to get circumcised, so as to boast over your flesh! 14 But no boasting for me, none except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by which the world has been crucified to me and I crucified to the world. 15 For what counts is neither circumcision nor uncircumcision, it is the new creation. 16 On all who will be guided by this rule, may peace and mercy rest, even upon the Israel of God.
17 Let no one interfere with me after this, for I bear branded on my body the owner's stamp of Jesus. 18 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit, brothers. Amen.