We do not boast in our own good deeds, but we boast in Christ who laid down His life for us.

We do not boast in our own good deeds, but we boast in Christ who laid down His life for us.

BibleGateway: Galatians 6:11-18

ESV Text: Galatians 6:11-18

Galatians 6:11–18 (Listen)

Final Warning and Benediction

11 See with what large letters I am writing to you with my own hand. 12 It is those who want to make a good showing in the flesh who would force you to be circumcised, and only in order that they may not be persecuted for the cross of Christ. 13 For even those who are circumcised do not themselves keep the law, but they desire to have you circumcised that they may boast in your flesh. 14 But far be it from me to boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by which1 the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world. 15 For neither circumcision counts for anything, nor uncircumcision, but a new creation. 16 And as for all who walk by this rule, peace and mercy be upon them, and upon the Israel of God.

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

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

Footnotes

[1] 6:14 Or through whom

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KJV Text:

The section starts at about 1:8 and ends at about 2:17

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     11 Ye see how large a letter I have written unto you with mine own hand. 12 As many as desire to make a fair shew in the flesh, they constrain you to be circumcised; only lest they should suffer persecution for the cross of Christ. 13 For neither they themselves who are circumcised keep the law; but desire to have you circumcised, that they may glory in your flesh. 14 But God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world. 15 For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision, but a new creature. 16 And as many as walk according to this rule, peace be on them, and mercy, and upon the Israel of God. 17 From henceforth let no man trouble me: for I bear in my body the marks of the Lord Jesus. 18 Brethren, the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Amen.(KJV)


Hymn: TLH 175 (LSB 425):
When I Survey the Wondrous Cross

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1. When I survey the wondrous cross 
On which the Prince of glory died, 
My richest gain I count but loss 
And pour contempt on all my pride. 

2. Forbid it, Lord, that I should boast 
Save in the death of Christ, my God; 
All the vain things that harm me most, 
I sacrifice them to His blood. 

3. See, from His head, His hands, His feet, 
Sorrow and love flow mingled down. 
Did e’er such love and sorrow meet 
Or thorns compose so rich a crown? 

4. Were the whole realm of nature mine 
That were a tribute far too small; 
Love so amazing, so divine, 
Demands my soul, my life, my all. 


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