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Galatians 6

1 Brothers, if [a] man even be surprised in any transgression, you [who are] spiritual be restoring such a one in [the] spirit of gentleness, looking to yourself, lest you also be tested. 2 Be carrying one another's burdens, and thus fulfill the law of Christ; 3 for if anyone appraises he is something, [he] being nothing, he deceives himself. 4 But let each appraise his own work, and then he will have boast to himself only and not to the others. 5 For each will bear his own load. 6 Let1 the [one] having been reported the word be sharing with the [one] reporting in every good [thing]. 7 Be not being deceived—God is not outwitted2. For what [a] man sows, this also he will reap. 8 Because the [one] sowing to his own flesh will reap corruption from the flesh, but the one sowing to the spirit will reap from the spirit zoe-life3 eternal. 9 Let us not be despairing [in] doing well; for in its own opportune-time4 () we, [the ones] not giving up, will reap. 10 As we therefore have opportune-time4(), let us be doing good to all, but especially to the household of faith. 11 See with how large letters I have written with my own hand. 12 As many as want to make a good show in [the] flesh, they compel you to be circumcised only in order that they not be persecuted in the cross of Christ. 13 For neither those being circumcised themselves keep [the] law, but they want you to be circumcised in order that they boast in your flesh. 14 But may it not be to me to boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom [the] world is crucified to me and I to the world. 15 For neither is circumcision anything nor uncircumcision, but [a] new creation. 16 And as many as are in line with this rule, peace [be] on them and mercy, and upon the Israel of God. 17 Of the rest, let1 no one be troubling me, for I bear the marks of Jesus in my body.

18 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ [be] with your spirit. Amen.


2or "mocked"

3from ZOE "ZOH-ay" (ζωη)—Life 'collectively', interdependent, interconnected. Although it means 'life' in the conventional sense (for example: Matt.9:18, Matt.27:63, Luke.2:36, Acts.25:24, Rom.7:2, 2Cor.1:8, 1Thes.4:17, 1Tim.5:10, Rev.19:20), Jesus uses ZOE exclusively of 'life eternal' (with the possible exceptions of Luke.15:13, Luke.16:25). The other N.T. writers use ZOE in both senses—temporal and eternal, generally clear from the context. The Father is the 'zoe-living God' (see Matt.16:16). The Septuagint (LXX) in Gen.2:7 has "...[God] breathed into his nostrils the breath of zoe-life, and the man became a zoe-living psyche-life" (and see 1Cor.15:45); and Gen.3:20 (LXX) "And Adam called his wife's name ZOE, because she was the mother of all zoe-living." Contrast PSYCHE (ψυχη): an individual manifestation of life/consciousness. See John.12:25 where both ZOE and PSYCHE occur. Greek also has the word BIOS (βιoς ) for 'life' in the sense of biological processes.

4KAIROS (καιρoς ) `opportune time', `proper time', `season'