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Galatians 6 NCV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Brothers and sisters, if someone in your group does something wrong, you who are spiritual should go to that person and gently help make him right again. But be careful, because you might be tempted to sin, too. 1 Brothers, if someone is caught in a sin, you who are spiritual should restore him gently. But watch yourself, or you also may be tempted.
2 By helping each other with your troubles, you truly obey the law of Christ. 2 Carry each other's burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.
3 If anyone thinks he is important when he really is not, he is only fooling himself. 3 If anyone thinks he is something when he is nothing, he deceives himself.
4 Each person should judge his own actions and not compare himself with others. Then he can be proud for what he himself has done. 4 Each one should test his own actions. Then he can take pride in himself, without comparing himself to somebody else,
5 Each person must be responsible for himself. 5 for each one should carry his own load.
6 Anyone who is learning the teaching of God should share all the good things he has with his teacher. 6 Anyone who receives instruction in the word must share all good things with his instructor.
7 Do not be fooled: You cannot cheat God. People harvest only what they plant. 7 Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows.
8 If they plant to satisfy their sinful selves, their sinful selves will bring them ruin. But if they plant to please the Spirit, they will receive eternal life from the Spirit. 8 The one who sows to please his sinful nature, from that nature will reap destruction; the one who sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life.
9 We must not become tired of doing good. We will receive our harvest of eternal life at the right time if we do not give up. 9 Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.
10 When we have the opportunity to help anyone, we should do it. But we should give special attention to those who are in the family of believers. 10 Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.
11 See what large letters I use to write this myself. 11 See what large letters I use as I write to you with my own hand!
12 Some people are trying to force you to be circumcised so the Jews will accept them. They are afraid they will be attacked if they follow only the cross of Christ. 12 Those who want to make a good impression outwardly are trying to compel you to be circumcised. The only reason they do this is to avoid being persecuted for the cross of Christ.
13 Those who are circumcised do not obey the law themselves, but they want you to be circumcised so they can brag about what they forced you to do. 13 Not even those who are circumcised obey the law, yet they want you to be circumcised that they may boast about your flesh.
14 I hope I will never brag about things like that. The cross of our Lord Jesus Christ is my only reason for bragging. Through the cross of Jesus my world was crucified, and I died to the world. 14 May I never boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.
15 It is not important if a man is circumcised or uncircumcised. The important thing is being the new people God has made. 15 Neither circumcision nor uncircumcision means anything; what counts is a new creation.
16 Peace and mercy to those who follow this rule -- and to all of God's people. 16 Peace and mercy to all who follow this rule, even to the Israel of God.
17 So do not give me any more trouble. I have scars on my body that shown I belong to Christ Jesus. 17 Finally, let no one cause me trouble, for I bear on my body the marks of Jesus.
18 My brothers and sisters, the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Amen. 18 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit, brothers. Amen.