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Galatians 6:1-14 (New International Version)

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Doing Good to All

1 Brothers, if someone is caught in a sin, you who are spiritual1 should restore2 him gently. But watch yourself, or you also may be tempted. 2 Carry each other's burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.3 3 If anyone thinks he is something4 when he is nothing, he deceives himself.5 4 Each one should test his own actions. Then he can take pride in himself,6 without comparing himself to somebody else,7 5 for each one should carry his own load.8 6 Anyone who receives instruction in the word must share all good things with his instructor.9 7 Do not be deceived:10 God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows.11 8 The one who sows to please his sinful nature,12 from that naturea will reap destruction;13 the one who sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life.14 9 Let us not become weary in doing good,15 for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.16 10 Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good17 to all people, especially to those who belong to the family18 of believers.

Not Circumcision but a New Creation

11 See what large letters I use as I write to you with my own hand!19 12 Those who want to make a good impression outwardly20 are trying to compel you to be circumcised.21 The only reason they do this is to avoid being persecuted22 for the cross of Christ. 13 Not even those who are circumcised obey the law,23 yet they want you to be circumcised that they may boast about your flesh.24 14 May I never boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ,25 through whichb the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.26
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