1I commend to you our sister Phoebe, a servant#16:1 Or deaconess of the church at #Acts 18:18Cenchreae, 2that you #Phil. 2:29may welcome her in the Lord in a way worthy of the saints, and help her in whatever she may need from you, for she has been a patron of many and of myself as well.
3Greet #See Acts 18:2Prisca and Aquila, my fellow workers in Christ Jesus, 4who risked their necks for my life, to whom not only I give thanks but all the churches of the Gentiles give thanks as well. 5Greet also #1 Cor. 16:19; [Col. 4:15; Philem. 2] the church in their house. Greet my beloved Epaenetus, who was #[1 Cor. 16:15]the first convert#16:5 Greek firstfruit to Christ in Asia. 6Greet Mary, who has worked hard for you. 7Greet Andronicus and Junia,#16:7 Or Junias my kinsmen and my #Col. 4:10; Philem. 23fellow prisoners. They are well known to the apostles,#16:7 Or messengers and they were in Christ before me. 8Greet Ampliatus, my beloved in the Lord. 9Greet Urbanus, our fellow worker in Christ, and my beloved Stachys. 10Greet Apelles, who is approved in Christ. Greet those #1 Cor. 1:11who belong to the family of Aristobulus. 11Greet my kinsman Herodion. Greet those in the Lord who belong to the family of Narcissus. 12Greet those workers in the Lord, Tryphaena and Tryphosa. Greet the beloved Persis, who has worked hard in the Lord. 13Greet Rufus, chosen in the Lord; also his mother, who has been a mother to me as well. 14Greet Asyncritus, Phlegon, Hermes, Patrobas, Hermas, and the brothers#16:14 Or brothers and sisters; also verse 17 who are with them. 15Greet Philologus, 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. 5:14]Greet one another with a holy kiss. All the churches of Christ greet you.
Final Instructions and Greetings
17I appeal to you, brothers, to watch out for those who cause divisions and create obstacles #1 Tim. 1:3; 6:3 contrary to the doctrine that you have been taught; #See 2 John 10avoid them. 18For such persons do not serve our Lord Christ, but #Phil. 3:19; [2 Tim. 3:4; Titus 1:12] their own appetites,#16:18 Greek their own belly and #Col. 2:4; 2 Pet. 2:3by smooth talk and flattery they deceive the hearts of the naive. 19For #ch. 1:8 your obedience is known to all, so that I rejoice over you, but I want you #[Jer. 4:22]; See Matt. 10:16to be wise as to what is good and innocent as to what is evil. 20#See ch. 15:33 The God of peace #Gen. 3:15; [Luke 10:17-19; Rev. 12:11] will soon crush Satan under your feet. #1 Cor. 16:23The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.
21 # See Acts 16:1 Timothy, my fellow worker, greets you; so do Lucius and Jason and Sosipater, my kinsmen.
22I Tertius, #See 1 Cor. 16:21who wrote this letter, greet you in the Lord.
1 Cor. 1:14; [Acts 19:29; 20:4; 3 John 1] Gaius, who is host to me and to the whole church, greets you. Erastus, the city treasurer, and our brother Quartus, greet you.#16:23 Some manuscripts insert verse 24: The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen
Eph. 3:20; Jude 24 Now to him who is able to strengthen you #See ch. 2:16 according to my gospel and the preaching of Jesus Christ, #1 Cor. 2:1; 4:1; Eph. 1:9; 3:3-5; 5:32; 6:19 according to the revelation of the mystery #[1 Cor. 2:7] that was kept secret for #2 Tim. 1:9; Titus 1:2long ages 26but #Col. 1:26; 2 Tim. 1:10; Titus 1:3 has now been disclosed and through the prophetic writings has been made known to all nations, according to the command of the eternal God, #[Col. 1:6]; See ch. 1:5to bring about the obedience of faith— 27to #1 Tim. 1:17; 6:16 the only wise God #See ch. 11:36be glory forevermore through Jesus Christ! Amen.