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Galatians 6 NIRV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Brothers and sisters, what if someone is caught in a sin? Then you who are guided by the Spirit should correct that person. Do it in a gentle way. But be careful. You could be tempted 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 Carry each other's heavy loads. If you do, you will give the law of Christ its full meaning. 2 Carry each other's burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.
3 If you think you are somebody when you are nobody, you are fooling yourselves. 3 If anyone thinks he is something when he is nothing, he deceives himself.
4 Each of you should put your own actions to the test. Then you can take pride in yourself. You won't be comparing yourself to somebody else. 4 Each one should test his own actions. Then he can take pride in himself, without comparing himself to somebody else,
5 Each of you should carry your own load. 5 for each one should carry his own load.
6 Those who are taught the word must share all good things with their teacher. 6 Anyone who receives instruction in the word must share all good things with his instructor.
7 Don't be fooled. You can't outsmart God. A man gathers a crop from what he plants. 7 Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows.
8 Some people plant to please their sinful nature. From that nature they will harvest death. Others plant to please the Holy Spirit. From the Spirit they will harvest eternal life. 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 Let us not become tired of doing good. At the right time we will gather a crop if we don't 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 So when we can do good to everyone, let us do it. Let us make a special point of doing good to those who belong to 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 Look at the big letters I'm using as I write to you with my own hand! 11 See what large letters I use as I write to you with my own hand!
12 Some people want others to think well of them. They are trying to force you to be circumcised. They do it for only one reason. They don't want to suffer by being connected with 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 Even those who are circumcised don't obey the law. But they want you to be circumcised. Then they can brag about what has been done to your body. 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 never want to brag about anything except the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ. Through that cross the ways of the world have been crucified as far as I am concerned. And I have been crucified as far as the ways of the world are concerned. 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 Circumcision and uncircumcision don't mean anything. What really counts is the creation of a new nature. 15 Neither circumcision nor uncircumcision means anything; what counts is a new creation.
16 May peace and mercy be given to all who follow this rule. May peace and mercy be given to the Israel that belongs to God. 16 Peace and mercy to all who follow this rule, even to the Israel of God.
17 Finally, let no one cause trouble for me. My body has marks that show I belong to Jesus. 17 Finally, let no one cause me trouble, for I bear on my body the marks of Jesus.
18 Brothers and sisters, may 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.