Knijga O Kristu

Galaćanima 6:1-18

Što sijemo, to ćemo i žeti

1Braćo draga, zapadne li tko u kakav grijeh, ispravljajte ga u duhu blagosti pazeći da i sami ne podlegnete napasti! 2Pomažite jedni drugima u teškoćama i nevoljama pa ćete tako ispuniti Kristov zakon. 3Misli li tko da je jako važan, sam sebe zavarava jer to nije.

4Neka svatko preispituje svoje postupke pa će razloga za zadovoljstvo naći u sebi, a ne uspoređujući se s drugima. 5Jer svatko će nositi vlastito breme.

6Koji primaju pouku Božje riječi, trebali bi sva dobra dijeliti sa svojim učiteljem.

7Ne obmanjujte se—Bogu se ne možete izrugivati i olako proći. Što posijete, to ćete i žeti! 8Koji žive udovoljavajući svojim grešnim željama, požet će propast i smrt. Ali koji žive da ugode Duhu, požet će u njemu vječni život. 9Nemojte da vam dojadi činiti dobro jer ćemo, ne posustanemo li, požeti blagoslov kad za to dođe vrijeme. 10Zato bismo, kad god nam se pokaže prilika, trebali činiti dobro svima, posebice svojoj braći i sestrama u Kristu.

Zaključak

11Pogledajte ova velika slova. To vam sada pišem vlastitom rukom. 12Ti koji vas pokušavaju primorati da se obrežete čine to samo zbog jednog razloga—ne žele da ih progone zbog učenja da ljude može spasiti samo Kristov križ. 13Čak i oni koji se zalažu za obrezanje zapravo ne izvršavaju cijeli Zakon. Žele samo da se vi obrežete kako bi se mogli hvaliti time što ste njihovi učenici.

14Što se mene tiče, Bože sačuvaj da bih se ponosio ičim osim križem našega Gospodina Isusa Krista. Na njemu je umrlo moje zanimanje za svijet i zanimanje svijeta za mene. 15Nije više važno jesmo li obrezani ili nismo. Važno je jesmo li zaista postali novima, drukčijim ljudima. 16Neka su Božje milosrđe i mir sa svima onima koji žive premao tome načelu. Oni su Božji Izrael.

17Neka mi odsad nitko više time ne dodijava jer na tijelu nosim ožiljke koji pokazuju da pripadam Isusu.

18Draga braćo, neka milost našega Gospodina Isusa Krista bude s vašim duhom! Amen.

New International Reader's Version

Galatians 6:1-18

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.