Sister Phoebe Commended
1I commend to you Phoebe our sister, who is a servant of the church in #Acts 18:18Cenchrea, 2#Phil. 2:29that you may receive her in the Lord #Phil. 1:27in a manner worthy of the saints, and assist her in whatever business she has need of you; for indeed she has been a helper of many and of myself also.
Greeting Roman Saints
3Greet #Acts 18:2, 18, 26; 1 Cor. 16:19; 2 Tim. 4:19Priscilla and Aquila, my fellow workers in Christ Jesus, 4who risked their own necks for my life, to whom not only I give thanks, but also all the churches of the Gentiles. 5Likewise greet #1 Cor. 16:19; Col. 4:15; Philem. 2the church that is in their house.
Greet my beloved Epaenetus, who is #1 Cor. 16:15the firstfruits of Achaia to Christ. 6Greet Mary, who labored much for us. 7Greet Andronicus and Junia, my countrymen and my fellow prisoners, who are of note among the #Acts 1:13, 26apostles, who also #Rom. 8:11; 16:3, 9, 10; 2 Cor. 5:17; 12:2; Gal. 1:22were in Christ before me.
8Greet Amplias, my beloved in the Lord. 9Greet Urbanus, our fellow worker in Christ, and Stachys, my beloved. 10Greet Apelles, approved in Christ. Greet those who are of the household of Aristobulus. 11Greet Herodion, my countryman. Greet those who are of the household of Narcissus who are in the Lord.
12Greet Tryphena and Tryphosa, who have labored in the Lord. Greet the beloved Persis, who labored much in the Lord. 13Greet Rufus, #2 John 1chosen in the Lord, and his mother and mine. 14Greet Asyncritus, Phlegon, Hermas, Patrobas, Hermes, and the brethren who are with them. 15Greet Philologus and Julia, Nereus and his sister, and Olympas, and all the saints who are with them.
16#1 Cor. 16:20; 2 Cor. 13:12; 1 Thess. 5:26; 1 Pet. 5:14Greet one another with a holy kiss. The churches of Christ greet you.
Avoid Divisive Persons
17Now I urge you, brethren, note those #(Acts 15:1)who cause divisions and offenses, contrary to the doctrine which you learned, and #(1 Cor. 5:9)avoid them. 18For those who are such do not serve our Lord Jesus Christ, but #Phil. 3:19their own belly, and #Col. 2:4; 2 Pet. 2:3by smooth words and flattering speech deceive the hearts of the simple. 19For #Rom. 1:8your obedience has become known to all. Therefore I am glad on your behalf; but I want you to be #Jer. 4:22; Matt. 10:16; 1 Cor. 14:20wise in what is good, and simple concerning evil. 20And #Rom. 15:33the God of peace #Gen. 3:15will crush Satan under your feet shortly.
#1 Cor. 16:23; 2 Cor. 13:14; Gal. 6:18; Phil. 4:23; 1 Thess. 5:28; 2 Thess. 3:18; Rev. 22:21The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen.
Greetings from Paul’s Friends
21#Acts 16:1; Heb. 13:23Timothy, my fellow worker, and #Acts 13:1Lucius, #Acts 17:5Jason, and #Acts 20:4Sosipater, my countrymen, greet you.
22I, Tertius, who wrote this epistle, greet you in the Lord.
23#1 Cor. 1:14Gaius, my host and the host of the whole church, greets you. #Acts 19:22; 2 Tim. 4:20Erastus, the treasurer of the city, greets you, and Quartus, a brother. 24#1 Thess. 5:28The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.
25Now #(Eph. 3:20; Jude 24)to Him who is able to establish you #Rom. 2:16according to my gospel and the preaching of Jesus Christ, #Matt. 13:35; Rom. 11:25; 1 Cor. 2:1, 7; 4:1; Eph. 1:9according to the revelation of the mystery #Col. 1:26; 2:2; 4:3; (1 Tim. 3:16)kept secret since the world began 26but #Eph. 1:9now made manifest, and by the prophetic Scriptures made known to all nations, according to the commandment of the everlasting God, for #(Acts 6:7); Rom. 1:5obedience to the faith— 27to #Jude 25God, alone wise, be glory through Jesus Christ forever. Amen.