Galatians 6:7-17 NIV

7 Do not be deceived:1 God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows.2

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8 The one who sows to please his sinful nature,3 from that naturea will reap destruction;4 the one who sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life.5

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

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      10 Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good8 to all people, especially to those who belong to the family9 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!10

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      12 Those who want to make a good impression outwardly11 are trying to compel you to be circumcised.12 The only reason they do this is to avoid being persecuted13 for the cross of Christ.

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      13 Not even those who are circumcised obey the law,14 yet they want you to be circumcised that they may boast about your flesh.15

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      14 May I never boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ,16 through whichb the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.17

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      15 Neither circumcision nor uncircumcision means anything;18 what counts is a new creation.19

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      16 Peace and mercy to all who follow this rule, even to the Israel of God.
      17 Finally, let no one cause me trouble, for I bear on my body the marks20 of Jesus.

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