Romans 16

Personal Greetings and Love

1 I commend to you our sister Phoebe, a servant
Or deaconess
of the church in Cenchrea.
2 Welcome her in [the] Lord in a manner worthy of [the] saints, and assist her with anything she may need from you. For she has been a great help to many [people] , including me. 3 Greet Prisca
Prisca is a variant of Priscilla
and Aquila, my fellow workers in Christ Jesus,
4 who have risked their [lives] for me. Not only I but all the churches of the Gentiles are grateful [to them] . 5 [Greet also] the church [that meets] at their house. Greet my beloved Epenetus, who was the first [convert] to Christ in [the province of] Asia. 6 Greet Mary, who has worked very hard for you. 7 Greet Andronicus and Junias, my fellow countrymen and fellow prisoners. [They] are distinguished among the apostles, and [they] were in Christ before I [was] . 8 Greet Ampliatus, my beloved in [the] Lord. 9 Greet Urbanus, our fellow worker in Christ, and my beloved Stachys. 10 Greet Apelles, who [is] approved in Christ. Greet those who belong to the [household] of Aristobulus. 11 Greet Herodion, my fellow countryman. Greet those from the [household] of Narcissus who are in [the] Lord. 12 Greet Tryphena and Tryphosa, [ women ] who have worked hard in [the] Lord. Greet [my] beloved Persis, who has worked very hard in [the] Lord. 13 Greet Rufus, chosen in [the] Lord, and his mother, [who has been a mother] to me as well. 14 Greet Asyncritus, Phlegon, Hermes, Patrobas, Hermas, and the brothers with them. 15 Greet Philologus and Julia, Nereus and his sister, and Olympas and all the saints with them. 16 Greet one another with a holy kiss. All the churches of Christ send you greetings.

Avoid Divisions

17 Now I urge you, brothers, to watch out for those who create divisions and obstacles [that are] contrary to the teaching you have learned. Turn away from them. 18 For such people {are} not serving our Lord Christ, but their [own] appetites. By smooth talk and flattery they deceive the hearts of the naive. 19 Everyone [has heard] about your obedience, so I rejoice over you. But I want you to be wise about what [is] good and innocent about what [is] evil. 20 The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ [be] with you.

Greetings from Paul's Companions

21 Timothy, my fellow worker, sends you greetings, as do Lucius, Jason, and Sosipater, my fellow countrymen. 22 I, Tertius, who wrote down this letter, greet you in [the] Lord. 23 Gaius, who has hosted me and all the church, sends you greetings. Erastus, the city treasurer, sends you greetings, [as does] [our] brother Quartus.
SBL, BYZ, and TR include 24 May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.


25 Now to Him who is able to strengthen you by my gospel and by the proclamation of Jesus Christ, according to [the] revelation of [the] mystery concealed for ages past, 26 but now revealed [and] made known through the writings of the prophets by [the] command of the eternal God, in order to lead all nations to the obedience [that comes from] faith— 27 [to the] only wise God [be] glory forever through Jesus Christ! Amen.
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