1弟兄姊妹，如果有人不慎犯了罪，你們順從聖靈的人就應該溫柔地挽回他，同時也要小心，免得自己也受誘惑。 2你們要分擔彼此的重擔，這樣就成全了基督的律法。 3如果一個一無是處的人自以為了不起，他是自欺。 4人人都應該省察自己的行為，即使覺得有可誇之處，自己知道就好了，不必在別人面前炫耀。 5因為人人都應該為自己的行為負責。
7不要自欺，上帝是輕慢不得的。人種什麼收什麼。 8順從罪惡的本性撒種的，必從罪惡的本性收取敗壞的惡果；順從聖靈撒種的，必從聖靈收取永生。 9我們行善不可灰心氣餒，因為到時候必有收穫。 10我們要把握機會為眾人做善事，對待信徒更要如此。
11你們看，我親手寫給你們的字是多麼大啊6·11 保羅可能有眼疾，故由別人代筆寫信。他親手寫的部分字體較大。！ 12那些勉強你們接受割禮的人只不過是做表面工夫，想討好別人，避免為基督的十字架受迫害。 13那些接受割禮的人自己也不能遵行律法。他們要你們接受割禮，無非是想藉著你們的肉體誇耀。 14至於我自己，我絕不誇耀別的，只誇耀我們主耶穌基督的十字架。因為對我來說，世上的一切都已經被釘在十字架上；對這世界來說，我已經被釘在十字架上。 15受不受割禮根本無關緊要，做一個新造的人才至關重要。
16願上帝的平安和憐憫歸給那些願意按這原則生活的人，也歸給上帝的以色列子民6·16 「也歸給上帝的以色列子民」或譯「即上帝的以色列子民」。。 17但願從今以後，再也沒有人來攪擾我了，因為我身上已經烙上了耶穌的印記。
Do Good to Everyone
1Brothers and sisters, what if someone is caught in a sin? Then you who live by the Spirit should correct that person. Do it in a gentle way. But be careful. You could be tempted too. 2Carry one another’s heavy loads. If you do, you will fulfill the law of Christ. 3If anyone thinks they are somebody when they are nobody, they are fooling themselves. 4Each person should test their own actions. Then they can take pride in themselves. They won’t be comparing themselves to someone else. 5Each person should carry their own load. 6But those who are taught the word should share all good things with their teacher.
7Don’t be fooled. You can’t outsmart God. A man gathers a crop from what he plants. 8Some people plant to please their desires controlled by sin. From these desires they will harvest death. Others plant to please the Holy Spirit. From the Spirit they will harvest eternal life. 9Let us not become tired of doing good. At the right time we will gather a crop if we don’t give up. 10So when we can do good to everyone, let us do it. Let’s try even harder to do good to the family of believers.
Not Circumcision but the New Creation
11Look at the big letters I’m using as I write to you with my own hand!
12Some people are worried about how things look on the outside. 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. 13Even 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. 14I 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. 15Circumcision and uncircumcision don’t mean anything. What really counts is that the new creation has come. 16May peace and mercy be given to all who follow this rule. May peace and mercy be given to the Israel that belongs to God.
17From now on, let no one cause trouble for me. My body has marks that show I belong to Jesus.
18Brothers and sisters, may the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Amen.