Bear One Another’s Burdens
1Brethren, even if a man is caught in any trespass, you who are spiritual, restore such a one in a spirit of gentleness; each one looking to yourself, lest you too be tempted. 2Bear one another’s burdens, and thus fulfill the law of Christ. 3For if anyone thinks he is something when he is nothing, he deceives himself. 4But let each one examine his own work, and then he will have reason for boasting in regard to himself alone, and not in regard to another. 5For each one shall bear his own load.
6And let the one who is taught the word share all good things with him who teaches. 7Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, this he will also reap. 8For the one who sows to his own flesh shall from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit shall from the Spirit reap eternal life. 9And let us not lose heart in doing good, for in due time we shall reap if we do not grow weary. 10So then, while we have opportunity, let us do good to all men, and especially to those who are of the household of the faith.
11See with what large letters I am writing to you with my own hand. 12Those who desire to make a good showing in the flesh try to compel you to be circumcised, simply that they may not be persecuted for the cross of Christ. 13For those who are circumcised do not even keep the Law themselves, but they desire to have you circumcised, that they may boast in your flesh. 14But may it never be that I should boast, except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world. 15For neither is circumcision anything, nor uncircumcision, but a new creation. 16And those who will walk by this rule, peace and mercy be upon them, and upon the Israel of God.
17From now on let no one cause trouble for me, for I bear on my body the brand-marks of Jesus.
18The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit, brethren. Amen.