1 Brothers, if a man is overtaken with any fault, do you that are spiritual restore such a one with a spirit of meekness, considering yourself; lest you also be tried. 2 Bear one another's burdens, and so perform the law of Christ. 3 For if any one thinks he is something, when he is nothing, he deceives himself. 4 But let each one prove his work, and then shall he have joy in himself alone and not in another, 5 for every one shall bear his own burden.
6 Let him that is taught the word communicate with him that teaches of all good things. 7 Be not deceived, God is not mocked. For what a man sows, that shall he also reap; 8 for he that sows for his flesh, shall of the flesh reap destruction; but he that sows for the Spirit, shall of the Spirit reap life eternal. 9 Let us not be weary of well doing; for in due season we shall reap if we faint not. 10 As we have opportunity, therefore, let us do good to all, but especially to the members of the family of the faith.
11 You see with how long a letter I have written to you. 12 Those who wish to make a fair appearance in the flesh compel you to be circumcised, only that they may not be persecuted for the cross of Christ. 13 For the circumcised themselves do not keep the law, but they wish you to be circumcised that they may glory in your flesh. 14 But far be it from me to glory, except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world is crucified to me and I to the world. 15 For in Christ Jesus neither is circumcision any thing, nor uncircumcision, but a new creation. 16 And whoever walk by this rule, peace and mercy be on them, and on the Israel of God.
17 Finally, let no man trouble me; for I bear in my body the marks of Jesus. 18 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit, brothers; amen.