1 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.
1 (A)Brethren, even if (a)anyone is caught in any trespass, you who are (B)spiritual, (C)restore such a one (D)in a spirit of gentleness; each one looking to yourself, so that you too will not be tempted.
1 Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted.
1 Brothers, if a person is caught doing something wrong, those of you who are spiritual should restore that person gently. Watch out for yourself so that you are not tempted as well.
2 Carry one another's burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.
2 Bear ye one another's burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ.
2 Practice carrying each other's burdens. In this way you will fulfill the law of the Messiah.
3 For if anyone thinks he is something when he is nothing, he deceives himself.
3 For if a man think himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceiveth himself.
3 For if anyone thinks he is something when he is really nothing, he is only fooling himself.
4 Let each one examine his own work. Then he can take pride in himself and not compare himself with someone else.
4 But let every man prove his own work, and then shall he have rejoicing in himself alone, and not in another.
4 Each person must examine his own actions, and then he can boast about his own accomplishments and not about someone else.
6 Now the one who receives instruction in the word must share all good things with the one who teaches it.
6 Let him that is taught in the word communicate unto him that teacheth in all good things.
6 The person who is taught the word should share all his goods with his teacher.
7 Do not be deceived. God will not be made a fool. For a person will reap what he sows,
7 Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.
7 Don’t be deceived: God is not mocked. For whatever a man sows he will also reap,
7 Stop being deceived; God is not to be ridiculed. A person harvests whatever he plants:
8 because the person who sows to his own flesh will reap corruption from the flesh, but the one who sows to the Spirit will reap eternal life from the Spirit.
8 For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.
8 The person who sows through human means will harvest decay from human means, but the person who sows in the Spirit will harvest eternal life from the Spirit.
9 So we must not grow weary in doing good, for in due time we will reap, if we do not give up.
9 And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.
9 Let's not get tired of doing what is good, for at the right time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.
10 So then, whenever we have an opportunity, let us do good to all people, and especially to those who belong to the family of faith.
10 As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith.
10 So then, whenever we have the opportunity, let's practice doing good to everyone, especially to the family of faith.
11 See what big letters I make as I write to you with my own hand!
11 Ye see how large a letter I have written unto you with mine own hand.
11 Look at what large letters I use as I write to you in my own handwriting.
11 Look at how large these letters are because I am writing with my own hand!
12 Those who want to make a good showing in external matters are trying to force you to be circumcised. They do so only to avoid being persecuted for the cross of Christ.
12 As many as desire to make a fair shew in the flesh, they constrain you to be circumcised; only lest they should suffer persecution for the cross of Christ.
12 These people who want to impress others by their external appearance are trying to force you to be circumcised, simply to avoid being persecuted for the cross of the Messiah.
13 For those who are circumcised do not obey the law themselves, but they want you to be circumcised so that they can boast about your flesh.
13 For neither they themselves who are circumcised keep the law; but desire to have you circumcised, that they may glory in your flesh.
13 Why, not even those who are circumcised obey the Law! They simply want you to be circumcised so that they can boast about your external appearance.
14 But may I never boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.
14 But God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world.
14 But 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.
14 But may I never boast about anything except the cross of our Lord Jesus, the Messiah, by which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world!
15 For neither circumcision nor uncircumcision counts for anything; the only thing that matters is a new creation!
15 For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision, but a new creature.
15 For neither circumcision nor uncircumcision matters. Rather, what matters is being a new creation.
16 And all who will behave in accordance with this rule, peace and mercy be on them, and on the Israel of God.
16 And as many as walk according to this rule, peace be on them, and mercy, and upon the Israel of God.
16 Now may peace be on all those who live by this principle, and may mercy be on the Israel of God.
17 From now on let no one cause me trouble, for I bear the marks of Jesus on my body.
17 From henceforth let no man trouble me: for I bear in my body the marks of the Lord Jesus.
17 Let no one make any more trouble for me, because I carry the scars of Jesus on my own body.
18 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit, brothers and sisters. Amen.
18 Brethren, the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Amen.
18 May the grace of our Lord Jesus, the Messiah, be with your spirit, brothers! Amen.
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