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 Version - UK

Galatians 6:1-18

Doing good to all

1Brothers and sisters, if someone is caught in a sin, you who live by the Spirit should restore that person gently. But watch yourselves, or you also may be tempted. 2Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfil the law of Christ. 3If anyone thinks they are something when they are not, they deceive themselves. 4Each one should test their own actions. Then they can take pride in themselves alone, without comparing themselves to someone else, 5for each one should carry their own load. 6Nevertheless, the one who receives instruction in the word should share all good things with their instructor.

7Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. 8Whoever sows to please their flesh, from the flesh will reap destruction; whoever sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life. 9Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. 10Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.

Not circumcision but the new creation

11See what large letters I use as I write to you with my own hand!

12Those who want to impress people by means of the flesh are trying to compel you to be circumcised. The only reason they do this is to avoid being persecuted for the cross of Christ. 13Not even those who are circumcised keep the law, yet they want you to be circumcised that they may boast about your circumcision in the flesh. 14May I never boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which6:14 Or whom the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world. 15Neither circumcision nor uncircumcision means anything; what counts is the new creation. 16Peace and mercy to all who follow this rule – to6:16 Or rule and to the Israel of God.

17From now on, let no-one cause me trouble, for I bear on my body the marks of Jesus.

18The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit, brothers and sisters. Amen.