Galatians 6:6-16 NIV

6 Anyone who receives instruction in the word must share all good things with his instructor.1

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7 Do not be deceived:2 God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows.3

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8 The one who sows to please his sinful nature,4 from that naturea will reap destruction;5 the one who sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life.6

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    • a 6:8 - Or "his flesh, from the flesh"
      9 Let us not become weary in doing good,7 for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.8

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      10 Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good9 to all people, especially to those who belong to the family10 of believers.

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      Not Circumcision but a New Creation

      11 See what large letters I use as I write to you with my own hand!11

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      12 Those who want to make a good impression outwardly12 are trying to compel you to be circumcised.13 The only reason they do this is to avoid being persecuted14 for the cross of Christ.

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      13 Not even those who are circumcised obey the law,15 yet they want you to be circumcised that they may boast about your flesh.16

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      14 May I never boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ,17 through whichb the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.18

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      15 Neither circumcision nor uncircumcision means anything;19 what counts is a new creation.20

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      16 Peace and mercy to all who follow this rule, even to the Israel of God.