11See what large letters I make when I am writing in my own hand! 12It is those who want to make a good showing in the flesh that try to compel you to be circumcised – only that they may not be persecuted for the cross of Christ. 13Even the circumcised do not themselves obey the law, but they want you to be circumcised so that they may boast about your flesh. 14May I never boast of anything except the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world. 15For neither circumcision nor uncircumcision is anything; but a new creation is everything! 16As for those who will follow this rule – peace be upon them, and mercy, and upon the Israel of God.
17From now on, let no one make trouble for me; for I carry the marks of Jesus branded on my body.
18May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit, brothers and sisters. Amen.