Bear One Another’s Burdens
1Brothers,#6:1 Or Brothers and sisters; also verse 18 #[Ps. 141:5; 2 Cor. 2:7; Heb. 12:13; James 5:19] if anyone is caught in any transgression, #[Rom. 15:1; 1 Cor. 10:15]; See 1 Cor. 2:15 you who are spiritual should restore him in #1 Cor. 4:21; [2 Tim. 2:25]a spirit of gentleness. Keep watch on yourself, lest you too be tempted. 2#Rom. 15:1; 1 Thess. 5:14 Bear one another’s burdens, and #[ch. 5:14] so fulfill #1 John 4:21; See John 13:34the law of Christ. 3For #[ch. 2:6]; See 1 Cor. 3:7, 18 if anyone thinks he is something, #2 Cor. 12:11when he is nothing, he deceives himself. 4But let each one #[1 Cor. 11:28; 2 Cor. 13:5]test his own work, and then his reason to boast will be in himself alone and not in his neighbor. 5For #[Rom. 14:12]each will have to bear his own load.
6 # [Rom. 15:27; 1 Cor. 9:11] Let the one who is taught the word share all good things with the one who teaches. 7#1 Cor. 6:9; 15:33; James 1:16 Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for #See 2 Cor. 9:6whatever one sows, that will he also reap. 8For #[Hos. 8:7]; See Job 4:8 the one who sows to his own flesh #See Rom. 6:21 will from the flesh reap corruption, but #See James 3:18the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life. 9And #2 Thess. 3:13; [1 Cor. 15:58] let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, #Heb. 12:3, 5; [Heb. 10:36]; See Matt. 10:22if we do not give up. 10So then, #Prov. 3:27; John 9:4; 12:35 as we have opportunity, let us #Eph. 4:28; 1 Tim. 6:18; [1 Thess. 5:15] do good to everyone, and especially to those who are #[Eph. 2:19; 1 Tim. 5:8; Heb. 3:6]of the household of faith.
Final Warning and Benediction
11See with what large letters I am writing to you #See 1 Cor. 16:21with my own hand. 12#See 2 Cor. 11:13 It is those who want to make a good showing in the flesh #ch. 2:3 who would force you to be circumcised, and only #ch. 5:11in order that they may not be persecuted for the cross of Christ. 13For even those who are circumcised do not themselves keep the law, but they desire to have you circumcised that they may boast in your flesh. 14But far be it from me to boast #1 Cor. 2:2; [Phil. 3:3, 7, 8] except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by which#6:14 Or through whom the world #See Rom. 6:6has been crucified to me, and I to the world. 15For #[Rom. 2:28]; See ch. 5:6 neither circumcision counts for anything, nor uncircumcision, but #[John 3:5, 7]; See Rom. 6:4a new creation. 16And as for all who walk by this rule, #Ps. 125:5; 128:6 peace and mercy be upon them, and upon #ch. 3:7, 9, 29; Rom. 2:29; 4:12; 9:6-8; Phil. 3:3the Israel of God.
17From now on let no one cause me trouble, for I bear on my body the marks of Jesus.
Philem. 25; See Rom. 16:20 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be #2 Tim. 4:22with your spirit, brothers. Amen.