For even Christ did not please himself1 but, as it is written: "The insults of those who insult you have fallen on me."a24
For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us,3 so that through endurance and the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.
May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you a spirit of unity4 among yourselves as you follow Christ Jesus,
so that with one heart and mouth you may glorify5 the God and Father6 of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Accept one another,7 then, just as Christ accepted you, in order to bring praise to God.
For I tell you that Christ has become a servant of the Jewsb8 on behalf of God's truth, to confirm the promises9 made to the patriarchs
so that the Gentiles10 may glorify God11 for his mercy, as it is written: "Therefore I will praise you among the Gentiles; I will sing hymns to your name."c1210
Again, it says, "Rejoice, O Gentiles, with his people."d1311
And again, "Praise the Lord, all you Gentiles, and sing praises to him, all you peoples."e1412
And again, Isaiah says, "The Root of Jesse15 will spring up, one who will arise to rule over the nations; the Gentiles will hope in him."f1613
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace17 as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.18