Galatians 6:11-18 CEB

Final greeting

11 Look at the large letters I'm making with my own handwriting!

References for Galatians 6:11

      12 Whoever wants to look good by human standards will try to get you to be circumcised, but only so they won't be harassed for the cross of Christ.
      13 Those who are circumcised don't observe the Law themselves, but they want you to be circumcised, so they can boast about your physical body.a

      References for Galatians 6:13

        • j 6:13 - In Gk the word traditionally rendered as <i>flesh </i>is rendered here as <i>physical body</i>, but it has a wide range of meaning. Gal 5:13-25; 6:8, 12 contain nine close occurrences of the same word in Gk, but it is rendered as <i>selfish </i>in regard to impulses, desires, motives, or benefit, and <i>human standards </i>in 6:12.
          14 But as for me, God forbid that I should boast about anything except for the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ. The world has been crucified to me through him, and I have been crucified to the world.
          15 Being circumcised or not being circumcised doesn't mean anything. What matters is a new creation.
          16 May peace and mercy be on whoever follows this rule and on God's Israel.
          17 From now on, no one should bother me because I bear the marks of Jesus on my body.
          18 Brothers and sisters, may the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Amen.