“Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted.”
King James Version (KJV)
6:1 Brethren, if a man be overtaken in any fault - By surprise, ignorance, or stress of temptation. Ye who are spiritual - Who continue to live and walk by the Spirit. Restore such an one - By reproof, instruction, or exhortation. Every one who can, ought to help herein; only in the spirit of meekness - This is essential to a spiritual man; and in this lies the whole force of the cure. Considering thyself - The plural is beautifully changed into the singular. Let each take heed to himself. Lest thou also be tempted - Temptation easily and swiftly passes from one to another; especially if a man endeavours to cure another without preserving his own meekness.
Ga 6:1 Concluding Admonitions SUMMARY OF GALATIANS 6: Restoring the Stumbling. Humility Commended. The Law. Reaping and Sowing. Paul's Superscription. Glorying in the Cross. The Mark of Jesus Christ. If a man be overtaken in a fault. Not gone into sin as a result of sinful premeditation, but surprised by it. Those intending well are sometimes caught unawares. Ye which are spiritual. Who have continued to walk in the Spirit. Restore such an one in the spirit of meekness. Instead of judging severely and seeking to cut them off, seek lovingly to lead them back from their error. Considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted. We ourselves may be caught by temptation and sin. Let us bear in mind that we are not infallible, and judge others gently.