1 My friends, even if someone should be caught committing a sin, you who are spiritually minded should, in a gentle spirit, help them to recover themselves, taking care that you yourselves are not tempted.
2 Bear one another's burdens, and so carry out the Law of the Christ.
3 If a person imagines themselves to be somebody, when they are really nobody, they deceive themselves.
4 Let everyone test their own work, and then their cause for satisfaction will be in themselves and not in a comparison with their neighbour;
5 for everyone must bear their own load.
6 The person, however, who is being instructed in the message ought always to share their blessings with their teacher.
7 Do not be deceived. God cannot be mocked. What a person sows that they will reap.
8 For the person who sows the field of their earthly nature will from that earthly nature reap corruption; while the one who sows the field of the spirit will from that spirit reap eternal life.
9 Let us never tire of doing right, for at the proper season we will reap our harvest, if we do not grow weary.
10 Therefore, I say, as the opportunity occurs, let us treat everyone with kindness, and especially members of the Household of the faith.
Conclusion in the Apostle's own handwriting
11 See in what large letters I am writing with my own hand.
12 Those who wish to appear to advantage in regard to outward observances are the people who are trying to compel you to be circumcised; and they do it only to avoid being persecuted for the cross of Jesus, the Christ.
13 Even these men who are circumcised do not themselves keep the Law; yet they want you to be circumcised, so that they may boast of your observance of the rite.
14 But, for my part, may I never boast of anything except the cross of Jesus Christ, our Master, through whom the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.
15 For neither is circumcision nor the omission of it anything; but a new nature is everything.
16 May all who rule their conduct by this principle find peace and mercy — they who are the Israel of God.
17 For the future let no one trouble me; for I bear the marks of Jesus branded on my body.
18 May the blessing of Jesus Christ, our Lord, rest on your souls, friends. Amen.