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 fulfill 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.
1Anuanom, sɛ obi kɔtɔ bɔne mu a, ɛsɛ sɛ mo a moyɛ honhom mufo no fa odwo kwan so teɛ no. Nanso monhwɛ yiye na mo nso wɔansɔ mo anhwɛ. 2Monsoa mo ho mo ho nnesoa. Sɛ moyɛ saa a, na mudi Kristo mmara no so. 3Sɛ obi dwene sɛ ɔyɛ otitiriw nanso ɔnsɛ hwee a, na ɔdaadaa ne ho. 4Yɛ wʼadwuma yiye na woanya biribi agyina so de ahoahoa wo ho. Na mfa wo ho ntoto afoforo ho; 5efisɛ ɛsɛ sɛ obiara soa nʼadesoa. 6Wone nea ɔkyerɛkyerɛ wo Onyankopɔn asɛm no nkyɛ ade pa biara a wowɔ.
7Monnnaadaa mo ho; obiara rentumi nsi Onyankopɔn atwetwe. Nea onipa dua no, ɛno ara na otwa. 8Sɛ mudi mo akɔnnɔ bɔne akyi a mobɛkɔ ɔsɛe mu, nanso sɛ monantew Honhom mu a, mubenya daa nkwa. 9Ne saa nti, mommma yɛmmmrɛ papayɛ ho, efisɛ bere a ɛsɛ mu no, sɛ yɛampa abaw a yebetwa nnɔbae no. 10Enti mmere dodow a yɛwɔ akwannya no, ɛsɛ sɛ yɛyɛ obiara papa, ne titiriw no, wɔn a yɛne wɔn bɔ gyidifo abusua.
Ɛnyɛ Twetiatwa Na Mmom Abɔde Foforo
11Monhwɛ nkyerɛw akɛse a mede mʼankasa me nsa akyerɛw abrɛ mo.
12Wɔn a wɔpɛ sɛ wɔhoahoa wɔn ho no ara na wɔpɛ sɛ wɔhyɛ mo ma mutwitwa twetia. Nea enti a wɔyɛ eyi ne sɛ, wɔmpɛ sɛ Kristo asennua no nti wɔtaa wɔn. 13Wɔn a wotwa twetia no mpo nni mmara no so. Pɛ ara na wɔpɛ sɛ wotwa mo twetia sɛnea ɛbɛyɛ a wobetumi de mo ahoahoa wɔn ho sɛ wɔn akyidifo. 14Nanso me de, Awurade Yesu Kristo asennua no nko ara na mede bɛhoahoa me ho; nʼasennua no nti, nea mede hoahoa me ho wɔ wiase no awu, na saa ara na nea wiase de hoahoa ne ho wɔ me mu no nso awu. 15Sɛ obi atwa twetia anaa ontwaa twetia no nka hwee. Nea ɛho hia ne abɔde foforo. 16Onyankopɔn adɔe ne nʼasomdwoe nka wɔn a wodi saa nkyerɛkyerɛ yi so nyinaa; wɔne Onyankopɔn mu nnipa foforo.
17Efi saa bere yi rekɔ, obiara nhaw mʼadwene bio, efisɛ mewɔ ɔhonam ani twã a ɛkyerɛ sɛ meyɛ Yesu de.
18Me nuanom, Awurade Yesu Kristo adom no nka mo nyinaa. Amen.