We who are strong ought to bear with the failings of the weak, and not to please ourselves;
let each of us please his neighbor for his good, to edify him.
For Christ did not please himself; but, as it is written, "The reproaches of those who reproached thee fell on me."
For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, that by steadfastness and by the encouragement of the scriptures we might have hope.
May the God of steadfastness and encouragement grant you to live in such harmony with one another, in accord with Christ Jesus,
that together you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Welcome one another, therefore, as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God.
For I tell you that Christ became a servant to the circumcised to show God's truthfulness, in order to confirm the promises given to the patriarchs,
and in order that the Gentiles might glorify God for his mercy. As it is written, "Therefore I will praise thee among the Gentiles, and sing to thy name";
and again it is said, "Rejoice, O Gentiles, with his people";
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