For 1whatever was written in earliertimes was written for our instruction, so that throughperseverance and the encouragement of the Scriptures we might havehope.
5Now may the 2Godawho givesperseverance and encouragementgrant you 3to be of the samemind with oneanotheraccording to ChristJesus,
6so that with oneaccord you may with onebvoiceglorify4the God and Father of our LordJesusChrist.
7Therefore, 5acceptoneanother, just as Christalsoacceptedcus to the glory of God.
For I say that Christ has become a servant to 6the circumcision on behalf of the truth of God to confirm7the promises given to the fathers,
and for 8the Gentiles to 9glorifyGod for His mercy; as it is written, "10THEREFORE I WILL dGIVEPRAISE TO YOU AMONG THE GENTILES, AND I WILL SING TO YOUR NAME."
10Again he says, "11REJOICE, O GENTILES, WITH HIS PEOPLE."
And again, "12PRAISE THE LORDALL YOU GENTILES, AND LET ALL THE PEOPLESPRAISE HIM."
12AgainIsaiahsays, "13THERE SHALL COME14THE ROOT OF JESSE, AND HE WHO ARISES TO RULE OVER THE GENTILES, 15IN HIM SHALL THE GENTILESHOPE."
13Now may the God of hopefill you with all16joy and peace in believing, so that you will abound in hope17by the power of the HolySpirit.
And concerning you, my brethren, I myselfalso am convinced that you yourselves are full of 18goodness, filled with 19allknowledge and ablealso to admonishoneanother.