1QS 5Community Rule
2 They shall practice truth and humility in common, and justice an uprightness and charity and modesty in all their ways. No man shall walk in the stubbornness of his heart so that he strays after his hear and eyes and evil inclination, but he shall circumcise in the Community the foreskin of evil inclination and of stiffness of neck that they may lay a foundation of truth for Israel, for the Community of the everlasting Covenant. They shall atone for all those in Aaron who have freely pledged themselves to holiness, and for those in Israel who have freely pledged themselves to the House of Truth, and for those who join the to live in community and to take part in the trial and judgement an condemnation of all those who transgress the precepts On joining the Community, this shall be their code of behaviour with respect to all these precepts.
4 Let each one examine his own work. Then he can take pride in himself and not compare himself with someone else. 5 For each one will carry his own load. 6 Now the one who receives instruction in the word must share all good things with the one who teaches it. 7 Do not be deceived. God will not be made a fool. For a person will reap what he sows, 8 because the person who sows to his own flesh will reap corruption from the flesh, but the one who sows to the Spirit will reap eternal life from the Spirit. 9 So we must not grow weary in doing good, for in due time we will reap, if we do not give up. 10 So then, whenever we have an opportunity, let us do good to all people, and especially to those who belong to the family of faith.
Notes and References
Witherington, Ben Grace in Galatia: A Commentary on St. Paul’s Letter to the Galatians (p. 434) William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 1998
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