5. According to Christ
1 But we who are strong ought to bear the weaknesses of those who are aweak and not to please ourselves.
2 Let each of us please his neighbor with a view to what is good for abuilding up.
3 For Christ also did not please Himself, but as it is written, a"The reproaches of those who reproached You fell upon Me.''
4 For the things that were awritten previously were written for our instruction, in order that through endurance and through the 1encouragement of the Scriptures we might have bhope.
5 Now the aGod of endurance and encouragement grant you to be of the bsame mind toward one another according to 1cChrist Jesus,
6 That 1with aone accord you may with bone mouth cglorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.
7 Therefore areceive one another, as 1Christ also received you to the glory of God.
8 For I say that Christ has become a 1servant of the circumcision for the sake of God's 2atruthfulness, to confirm the bpromises given to the fathers,
9 And that the Gentiles should glorify God for His amercy, as it is written, b"Therefore I will 1extol You among the Gentiles, and I will sing praise to Your name.''
10 And again he says, a"Rejoice, Gentiles, with His people.''
11 And again, a"Praise the Lord, all you Gentiles, and let all the peoples speak praise to Him.''
12 And again, Isaiah says, a"There shall be the 1broot of Jesse, even He who rises to rule the Gentiles; con Him will the Gentiles hope.''
13 Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and apeace in believing, that you may abound in bhope in the cpower of the Holy Spirit.