4 For whatever was written in earlier times
was written for our instruction,
so that through endurance and
the encouragement of the Scriptures
we might have hope
and overflow with confidence in His promises.
5 Now may the God who gives
and who supplies encouragement
grant that you be of the same mind
with one another
according to Christ Jesus,
6 so that with one accord
you may with one voice
glorify and praise and honor
the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.
7 Therefore, [continue to] accept and welcome
just as Christ
has accepted and welcomed us
to the glory of [our great] God.