fulfill my joy by thinking the same way, having the same love, sharing the same feelings, focusing on one goal.
Do nothing out of rivalry or conceit, but in humility consider others as more important than yourselves.
In any case, we should live up to whatever [truth] we have attained.
So Joseph sent his brothers on their way, and as they were leaving, he said to them, "Don't argue on the way."
[A Davidic song of ascents.] How good and pleasant it is when brothers can live together!
It is like fine oil on the head, running down on the beard, running down Aaron's beard, on his robes.
It is like the dew of Hermon falling on the mountains of Zion. For there the LORD has appointed the blessing-- life forevermore.
Salt is good, but if the salt should lose its flavor, how can you make it salty? Have salt among yourselves and be at peace with one another."
Be in agreement with one another. Do not be proud; instead, associate with the humble. Do not be wise in your own estimation.
Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Try to do what is honorable in everyone's eyes.
If possible, on your part, live at peace with everyone.
Now I urge you, brothers, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you all say the same thing, that there be no divisions among you, and that you be united with the same understanding and the same conviction.
I, therefore, the prisoner in the Lord, urge you to walk worthy of the calling you have received,
with all humility and gentleness, with patience, accepting one another in love,
diligently keeping the unity of the Spirit with the peace that binds [us].
There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to one hope at your calling;
one Lord, one faith, one baptism,
one God and Father of all, who is above all and through all and in all.
Now grace was given to each one of us according to the measure of the Messiah's gift.
For it says: When He ascended on high, He took prisoners into captivity; He gave gifts to people.
and to esteem them very highly in love because of their work. Be at peace among yourselves.
Pursue peace with everyone, and holiness-- without it no one will see the Lord.
But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peace-loving, gentle, compliant, full of mercy and good fruits, without favoritism and hypocrisy.
And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace.
Now finally, all of you should be like-minded and sympathetic, should love believers, and be compassionate and humble,
not paying back evil for evil or insult for insult but, on the contrary, giving a blessing, since you were called for this, so that you can inherit a blessing.
For the one who wants to love life and to see good days must keep his tongue from evil and his lips from speaking deceit,
and he must turn away from evil and do good. He must seek peace and pursue it,