Romans 16:10
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New International Version
Greet Apelles, whose fidelity to Christ has stood the test. Greet those who belong to the household of Aristobulus.

New Living Translation
Greet Apelles, a good man whom Christ approves. And give my greetings to the believers from the household of Aristobulus.

English Standard Version
Greet Apelles, who is approved in Christ. Greet those who belong to the family of Aristobulus.

New American Standard Bible
Greet Apelles, the approved in Christ. Greet those who are of the household of Aristobulus.

King James Bible
Salute Apelles approved in Christ. Salute them which are of Aristobulus' household.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Greet Apelles, who is approved in Christ. Greet those who belong to the household of Aristobulus.

International Standard Version
Greet Apelles, who has been approved by the Messiah. Greet those who belong to the family of Aristobulus.

NET Bible
Greet Apelles, who is approved in Christ. Greet those who belong to the household of Aristobulus.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Invoke the peace of Appela, chosen in Our Lord. Invoke the peace of the members in the house of Aristobulus.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Greet Apelles, a true Christian. Greet those who belong to the family of Aristobulus.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Salute Apelles, approved in Christ. Salute those who are of Aristobulus' household.

King James 2000 Bible
Greet Apelles approved in Christ. Greet them who are of Aristobulus' household.

American King James Version
Salute Apelles approved in Christ. Salute them which are of Aristobulus' household.

American Standard Version
Salute Apelles the approved in Christ. Salute them that are of the household of Aristobulus.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Salute Apelles, approved in Christ.

Darby Bible Translation
Salute Apelles, approved in Christ. Salute those who belong to Aristobulus.

English Revised Version
Salute Apelles the approved in Christ. Salute them which are of the household of Aristobulus.

Webster's Bible Translation
Salute Apelles approved in Christ. Salute them who are of Aristobulus' household.

Weymouth New Testament
Greetings to Apella, that veteran believer; and to the members of the household of Aristobulus.

World English Bible
Greet Apelles, the approved in Christ. Greet those who are of the household of Aristobulus.

Young's Literal Translation
salute Apelles, the approved in Christ; salute those of the household of Aristobulus;
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

16:1-16 Paul recommends Phebe to the Christians at Rome. It becomes Christians to help one another in their affairs, especially strangers; we know not what help we may need ourselves. Paul asks help for one that had been helpful to many; he that watereth shall be watered also himself. Though the care of all the churches came upon him daily, yet he could remember many persons, and send salutations to each, with particular characters of them, and express concern for them. Lest any should feel themselves hurt, as if Paul had forgotten them, he sends his remembrances to the rest, as brethren and saints, though not named. He adds, in the close, a general salutation to them all, in the name of the churches of Christ.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Salute Apelles approved in Christ,.... Origen was in doubt whether this was not the same person with Apollos the Alexandrian Jew, whom Aquila and Priscilla met with at Ephesus; but had he been intended, the apostle would doubtless have said more of him, he being so eminent and remarkable a preacher of the Gospel; though indeed the character here given is very considerable; besides, Apollos did not live at Rome, though it was not impossible he might be there at this time. The name seems to be a Greek one, there was a famous painter of this name in Greece; though it was also used among the Jews, and this person here might possibly, be a Jew; for Horace (p) speaks of one of this name, when he says, "credat Judaeus Apella"; by whom he means, not, as many have thought, a circumcised Jew in general, but a particular person, a Jew of that name: but it is of no importance whether he was a Jew or a Gentile; some say he was one of the seventy disciples, and bishop of Smyrna; See Gill on Luke 10:1. However, he was one that was approved in Christ; approved of God in Christ, who approves of none but in Christ; not of any on account of their own commendations, or those of others; for not he that commendeth himself is approved of God, nor whom others commend; and oftentimes what is highly esteemed of men, is abominable in the sight of God; nor does he approve of any on the score of their own works and duties, or as in themselves considered, whose righteousness in as filthy rags, and they themselves polluted and unclean; but as in Christ his well beloved Son, in whom he is well pleased, and with all in him; and so God's elect are, as this man was approved of in him the beloved, even in his own Son, in whom both persons and services are accepted: moreover he was approved of by Christ, and that from eternity, as presented to him in the glass of his Father's purposes and decrees; and in time, as adorned with his own grace, and clothed with his justifying righteousness, and as faithfully serving him in his day and generation: he was also proved to be in Christ; he had proved it to himself, to his own satisfaction, by observing, upon self-examination, that Christ was in him; and he had made it to appear to others, by his faith in Christ, love to him, zeal for him, and close attachment to his Gospel, against all errors and heresies, whereby they are approved are made manifest; and that in the face of all opposition and persecution: he was tried and proved, and so approved by a variety of tribulations and afflictions; his faith remained firm, and he abode by the interest of a Redeemer; and so he was tried, or proved, as the Arabic version renders it, "in the religion of Christ"; in which he was sincere, upright, and faithful; his faith was unfeigned, his love without dissimulation, he was an Israelite indeed, in whom there was no guile: if a preacher of the word, he did not corrupt it, but in sincerity, and as in the sight of God and Christ, spoke it; and if only a private believer, he was one that desired the sincere milk of the word, and was in all respects a sincere upright man in Christ; so the word here used may be understood, being the reverse of reprobate, rejected, spurious, adulterate and disapproved: in a word, this character shows, that he was not only approved of God and Christ, but of all good men, and particularly the apostle; and that on account of his being in Christ, united to him, and closely attached to his service and interest, and was an honour to it:

salute them which are of Aristobulus's household. This was also a Greek name, though in use among the Jews; there was one of this name master of Ptolomy, king of Egypt, who was of Jewish extract, and of the priests,

"In the hundred fourscore and eighth year, the people that were at Jerusalem and in Judea, and the council, and Judas, sent greeting and health unto

Aristobulus, king Ptolemeus' master, who was of the stock of the anointed priests, and to the Jews that were in Egypt:'' (2 Maccabees 1:10)

One of the sons of Hyrcanus, the high priest of the Jews, was called by this name; Herod had a son of this name, and it was a name much in use in his family, and among his descendants: who this man was is not known, nor is he himself saluted by the apostle; either because he was now dead, or was absent from Rome at this time; for some say he was sent into Britain, our isle, to preach the Gospel, of which he is said to be bishop, and one of the seventy disciples; See Gill on ; or perhaps he might not be a believer in Christ, only his household believers, and therefore they only are taken notice of.

(p) Serraon. l. 1. Satyr. 5. prope finem.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

10. Salute Apelles approved—"the approved"

in Christ—or, as we should say, "that tried Christian"; a noble commendation.

Salute them which are of Aristobulus' household—It would seem, from what is said of Narcissus in Ro 16:11, that this Aristobulus himself had not been a Christian; but that the Christians of his household simply were meant; very possibly some of his slaves.

Romans 16:10 Additional Commentaries
Context
Personal Greetings and Love
9Greet Urbanus, our fellow worker in Christ, and Stachys my beloved. 10Greet Apelles, the approved in Christ. Greet those who are of the household of Aristobulus. 11Greet Herodion, my kinsman. Greet those of the household of Narcissus, who are in the Lord.…
Cross References
Romans 8:11
And if the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, he who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies because of his Spirit who lives in you.

Romans 16:3
Greet Priscilla and Aquila, my co-workers in Christ Jesus.

Romans 16:7
Greet Andronicus and Junia, my fellow Jews who have been in prison with me. They are outstanding among the apostles, and they were in Christ before I was.

2 Corinthians 5:17
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!

2 Corinthians 12:2
I know a man in Christ who fourteen years ago was caught up to the third heaven. Whether it was in the body or out of the body I do not know--God knows.

Galatians 1:22
I was personally unknown to the churches of Judea that are in Christ.
Treasury of Scripture

Salute Apelles approved in Christ. Salute them which are of Aristobulus' household.

approved.

Romans 14:18 For he that in these things serves Christ is acceptable to God, and …

Deuteronomy 8:2 And you shall remember all the way which the LORD your God led you …

1 Corinthians 11:19 For there must be also heresies among you, that they which are approved …

2 Corinthians 2:9 For to this end also did I write, that I might know the proof of …

2 Corinthians 8:22 And we have sent with them our brother, whom we have oftentimes proved …

Philippians 2:22 But you know the proof of him, that, as a son with the father, he …

1 Timothy 3:10 And let these also first be proved; then let them use the office …

1 Peter 1:7 That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold …

of.

2 Timothy 4:19 Salute Prisca and Aquila, and the household of Onesiphorus.

household. or, friends.

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