61 Brethren , even if anyone is caught in any trespass , you who are spiritual , restore such a one in a spirit of gentleness ; each one looking to yourself , so that you too will not be tempted . 2 Bear one another's burdens , and thereby fulfill the law of Christ . 3 For if anyone thinks he is something when he is nothing , he deceives himself . 4 But each one must examine his own work , and then he will have reason for boasting in regard to himself alone , and not in regard to another . 5 For each one will bear his own load . 6 The one who is taught the word is to share all good things with the one who teaches him. 7 Do not be deceived , God is not mocked ; for whatever e a man sows , this he will also reap . 8 For the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption , but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life . 9 Let us not lose heart in doing good , for in due time we will reap if we do not grow weary . 10 So then , while we have opportunity , let us do good to all people , and especially to those who are of the household of the faith .

Paul Glories in the Cross

11 See with what large letters I am writing to you with my own hand . 12 Those who desire to make a good showing in the flesh try to compel you to be circumcised , simply so that they will not be persecuted for the cross of Christ . 13 For those who are circumcised do not even keep the Law themselves , but they desire to have you circumcised so that they may boast in your flesh . 14 But may it never be that I would boast , except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ , through which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world . 15 For neither is circumcision anything , nor uncircumcision , but a new creation . 16 And those who will walk by this rule , peace and mercy be upon them, and upon the Israel of God . 17 From now on let no one cause trouble for me, for I bear on my body the brand-marks of Jesus .


18 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit , brethren . Amen .