“May the God
To live in harmony
With one another,
With Christ Jesus.”
ὁ δὲ Θεὸς τῆς ὑπομονῆς καὶ τῆς παρακλήσεως δῴη ὑμῖν τὸ αὐτὸ φρονεῖν ἐν ἀλλήλοις κατὰ Χριστὸν Ἰησοῦν,
Then Paul said “May the God (ὁ δὲ Θεὸς) of steadfastness (τῆς ὑπομονῆς) and encouragement (καὶ τῆς παρακλήσεως) grant you (δῴη ὑμῖν) to live in harmony or be of the same mind (τὸ αὐτὸ φρονεῖν) with one another (ἐν ἀλλήλοις), in accordance with Christ Jesus (κατὰ Χριστὸν Ἰησοῦν).” Paul then wrote a blessing or a wish for these Roman Christians. He wanted the God of persistence and encouragement to give them the gift to live in harmony with each other just as Jesus Christ would have wanted them to do. Do you try to live in harmony with other people?