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Welcome the Apostolic Team
1Now I recommend to you our sister Phoebe—who is a servant-leader of Messiah’s community at Cenchrea—
2so you may receive her in the Lord, in a way worthy of kedoshim, and help her in whatever matter she may need from you. For she herself has become a patroness of many, including me as well.
3Greet Prisca and Aquila, my fellow workers in Messiah Yeshua,
4who risked their own necks for my life. Not only I give them thanks, but also all of Messiah’s communities among the Gentiles.
5Greet also the community that meets in their house. Greet Epaenetus whom I dearly love, who is the first fruit in Asia for Messiah.
6Greet Miriam, who has worked hard for you.
7Greet Andronicus and Junia, my kin and fellow prisoners who are well known among the emissaries. They were in Messiah before me.
8Greet Ampliatus, whom I dearly love in the Lord.
9Greet Urbanus, our fellow worker in Messiah, and Stachys whom I dearly love.
10Greet Apelles, who is approved in Messiah. Greet those from the household of Aristobulus.
11Greet Herodion, my kinsman. Greet those from the household of Narcissus, who are in the Lord.
12Greet Tryphaena and Tryphosa, workers in the Lord. Greet Persis whom I dearly love, who has worked hard in the Lord.
13Greet Rufus, chosen in the Lord, and his mother—who was also a mother to me.
14Greet Asyncritus, Phlegon, Hermes, Patrobas, Hermas, and the brothers and sisters with them.
15Greet Philologus and Julia, Nereus and his sister, also Olympas and all the kedoshim with them.
16Greet one another with a holy kiss. All of Messiah’s communities greet you.
17Now I urge you, brothers and sisters, to keep your eye on those who are causing divisions and stumbling blocks, contrary to the teaching that you learned. Turn away from them.
18For such people do not serve our Lord the Messiah, but only their own belly. By their smooth talk and flattery they deceive the hearts of the unsuspecting.
19Your obedience has become known to all, so I rejoice over you—but I want you to be wise about what is good and innocent about what is evil.
20Now the God of shalom will soon crush satan under your feet. May the grace of our Lord Yeshua be with you.
21Timothy, my fellow worker, greets you; so do Lucius and Jason and Sosipater, my kin.
22I, Tertius, who wrote this letter, greet you in the Lord.
23Gaius, host to me and the whole community, greets you. Erastus, the city treasurer, greets you, and so does brother Quartus.
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Closing Blessing
25Now to the One who is able to strengthen you according to my Good News and the proclamation of Yeshua the Messiah, according to the revelation of the mystery which has been kept secret for long ages
26but now is revealed and through the Writings of the Prophets has been made known to all the nations, according to the commandment of the eternal Godto bring about obedience of faith—
27to the only wise God, through Yeshua the Messiah, to Him be the glory forever. Amen.
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