A Final Warning

11 See with what large letters I am writing to you with my [own] hand.
12 As many as are wanting to make a good showing in the flesh, these are attempting to compel you to be circumcised, only so that they will not be persecuted for the cross of Christ.
13 For not even those who are circumcised observe the law themselves, but they want you to be circumcised in order that they may boast in your flesh.
14 But [as] for me, may it never be [that I] boast, except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom 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 all those who follow this rule, peace and mercy [be] on them and on the Israel of God.

Conclusion and Benediction

17 Finally, let no one cause me trouble, for I carry on my body the marks of Jesus.
18 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ [be] with your spirit, brothers. Amen.