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1Now I commend to you our sister Phoebe, a deaconessa
in the church at Cenchrea.
2Welcome her in the Lord as is appropriate for saints, and provide her with anything she may need from you, for she has assisted many people, including me.
and Aquila, who work with me for the Messiahc
4and who risked their necks for my life. I am thankful to them, and so are all the churches among the gentiles.
5Greet also the church in their house. Greet my dear friend Epaenetus, who was the first convertd
to the Messiahe
6Greet Mary, who has worked very hard for you.
7Greet Andronicus and Junia,f
my fellow Jews who are in prison with me and are prominent among the apostles. They belonged to the Messiahg
before I did.
8Greet Ampliatus, my dear friend in the Lord.
9Greet Urbanus, our co-worker in the Messiah,h
and my dear friend Stachys.
10Greet Apelles, who has been approved by the Messiah.i
Greet those who belong to the family of Aristobulus.
11Greet Herodion, my fellow Jew. Greet those in the family of Narcissus, who belong to the Lord.
12Greet Tryphaena and Tryphosa, who have worked hard for the Lord. Greet my dear friend Persis, who has toiled diligently for the Lord.
13Greet Rufus, the one chosen by the Lord, and his mother, who has been a mother to me, too.
14Greet Asyncritus, Phlegon, Hermes, Patrobas, Hermas, and the brothers who are with them.
15Greet Philologus and Julia, Nereus and his sister, and Olympas and all the saints who are with them.
16Greet one another with a holy kiss.j
All the churches of the Messiahk
17Now I urge you, brothers, to watch out for those who create divisions and sinful enticements that oppose the teaching you have learned. Stay away from them,
18because such people are not serving the Messiahl
our Lord, but their own desires. By their smooth talk and flattering words they deceive the hearts of the unsuspecting.
19For your obedience has become known to everyone, and I am full of joy for you. But I want you to be wise about what is good, and innocent about what is evil.
20The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet. May the grace of our Lord Jesus, the Messiah,m
be with all of you!n
21Timothy, my fellow worker, greets you, as do Lucius, Jason, and Sosipater, my fellow Jews.
22I, Tertius, who penned this letter, greet you in the Lord.
23Gaius, who is host to me and the whole church, greets you. Erastus, the city treasurer, and our brother Quartus greet you.
24May the grace of our Lord Jesus, the Messiah,o
be with all of you!p
25Now to the one who is able to strengthen you with my gospel and the message that I preach about Jesus, the Messiah,q
by revealing the secret that was kept hidden from long ago
26but now has been made known through the prophets to all the gentiles, in keeping with the decree of the eternal God to bring them to the obedience that springs from faith—
27to the only wise God, through Jesus the Messiah,r
be glory forever! Amen.
a 16:1 Or servant
b 16:3 i.e. Priscilla
c 16:3 Or Christ
d 16:5 Lit. who was the first fruits
e 16:5 Or Christ
f 16:7 Or Junias
g 16:7 Or Christ
h 16:9 Or Christ
i 16:10 Or Christ
j 16:16 People customarily greeted their friends with a kiss on the cheek.
k 16:16 Or Christ
l 16:18 Or Christ
m 16:20 Or Christ
n 16:20 Other mss. lack May the grace of our Lord Jesus the Messiah be with all of you!
o 16:24 Or Christ
p 16:24 Other mss. lack this vs.
q 16:25 Or Christ
r 16:27 Or Christ
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