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Bearing Burdens

Brothers and sisters, if someone is caught doing something wrong, you who are directed by the Ruach, restore such a person in a spirit of gentleness—looking closely at yourself so you are not tempted also. Bear one another’s burdens, and in this way you fulfill the Torah of Messiah. For if anyone thinks he is something when he is nothing, he is fooling himself. Rather let each one examine his own work. Then he will have pride in himself alone and not in comparison to anyone else. For each one will carry his own load.

Now let the one who is taught the word share all good things with his teacher. Do not be deceived—God is not mocked. For whatever a man sows, that he also shall reap. For the one who sows in the flesh will reap corruption from the flesh.[a] But the one who sows in the Ruach will reap from the Ruach eternal life. So let us not lose heart in doing good, for in due time we will reap if we don’t give up. 10 Therefore, whenever we have an opportunity, let us do good toward all[b]—especially those who belong to the household of faith.

Living under God’s Favor

11 Notice the large letters—I am writing to you with my own hand. 12 Those wanting to look good outwardly[c] are trying to force you to be circumcised—only so they will not be persecuted for the cross of Messiah. 13 For not even the circumcised keep Torah themselves. Yet they want to have you circumcised so that they may boast about your flesh. 14 But may I never boast—except in the cross of our Lord Yeshua the Messiah. Through Him the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world. 15 For neither circumcision nor uncircumcision means[d] anything—but only a new creation. 16 Now as many as live by this rule[e]shalom and mercy on them and on the Israel of God.

17 From now on let no one make trouble for me, for I bear on my body the scars[f] of Yeshua.

18 The grace of our Lord Yeshua the Messiah be with your spirit, brothers and sisters. Amen.


  1. Galatians 6:8 cf. Job 4:8.
  2. Galatians 6:10 cf. Prov. 3:27.
  3. Galatians 6:12 Lit. in flesh.
  4. Galatians 6:15 Most mss. read is.
  5. Galatians 6:16 Or standard, straight rod; Grk. kanon.
  6. Galatians 6:17 Lit. marks, branding marks; Grk. stigma (pl. stigmata).