In verse 2, Paul is telling us to be patient with others with their faults (“burdens”), helping them to overcome these faults through Christ with meekness. In verse 5, Paul is saying that on judgment day, each person will be accountable for his personal actions, not those of another. Judgment Day is another “burden” altogether, and we obviously cannot bear each other’s burdens when it comes to this.
The fact that Paul put these phrases basically side by side demonstrates that this is a literary device, certainly not a contradiction. Reading the context of each verse tells us what the respective meanings are.
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