Romans 16:11
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New International Version
Greet Herodion, my fellow Jew. Greet those in the household of Narcissus who are in the Lord.

New Living Translation
Greet Herodion, my fellow Jew. Greet the Lord's people from the household of Narcissus.

English Standard Version
Greet my kinsman Herodion. Greet those in the Lord who belong to the family of Narcissus.

Berean Study Bible
Greet Herodion, my fellow countryman. Greet those from the household of Narcissus who are in the Lord.

Berean Literal Bible
Greet Herodion, my kinsman. Greet those of the household of Narcissus being in the Lord.

New American Standard Bible
Greet Herodion, my kinsman. Greet those of the household of Narcissus, who are in the Lord.

King James Bible
Salute Herodion my kinsman. Greet them that be of the household of Narcissus, which are in the Lord.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Greet Herodion, my fellow countryman. Greet those who belong to the household of Narcissus who are in the Lord.

International Standard Version
Greet Herodion, my fellow Jew. Greet those in the family of Narcissus, who belong to the Lord.

NET Bible
Greet Herodion, my compatriot. Greet those in the household of Narcissus who are in the Lord.

New Heart English Bible
Greet Herodion, my kinsman. Greet them of the household of Narcissus, who are in the Lord.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Invoke the peace of Herodion, my brother.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Greet Herodion, who is Jewish by birth like me. Greet those Christians who belong to the family of Narcissus.

New American Standard 1977
Greet Herodion, my kinsman. Greet those of the household of Narcissus, who are in the Lord.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Salute Herodion, my kinsman. Greet those that are of the household of Narcissus who are in the Lord.

King James 2000 Bible
Greet Herodion my kinsman. Greet them that are of the household of Narcissus, who are in the Lord.

American King James Version
Salute Herodion my kinsman. Greet them that be of the household of Narcissus, which are in the Lord.

American Standard Version
Salute Herodion my kinsman. Salute them of the household of Narcissus, that are in the Lord.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Salute them that are of Aristobulus' household. Salute Herodian, my kinsman. Salute them that are of Narcissus' household, who are in the Lord.

Darby Bible Translation
Salute Herodion, my kinsman. Salute those who belong to Narcissus, who are in [the] Lord.

English Revised Version
Salute Herodion my kinsman. Salute them of the household of Narcissus, which are in the Lord.

Webster's Bible Translation
Salute Herodion my kinsman. Greet them that are of the household of Narcissus, who are in the Lord.

Weymouth New Testament
Greetings to my countryman, Herodion; and to the believing members of the household of Narcissus.

World English Bible
Greet Herodion, my kinsman. Greet them of the household of Narcissus, who are in the Lord.

Young's Literal Translation
salute Herodion, my kinsman; salute those of the household of Narcissus, who are in the Lord;
Study Bible
Personal Greetings and Love
10Greet Apelles, who is approved in Christ. Greet those who belong to the household of Aristobulus. 11Greet Herodion, my fellow countryman. Greet those from the household of Narcissus who are in the Lord. 12Greet Tryphena and Tryphosa, women who have worked hard in the Lord. Greet my beloved Persis, who has worked very hard in the Lord.…
Cross References
Romans 9:3
For I could wish that I myself were cursed and cut off from Christ for the sake of my brothers, my own flesh and blood,

Romans 16:7
Greet Andronicus and Junias, my fellow countrymen and fellow prisoners. They are distinguished among the apostles, and they were in Christ before I was.

Romans 16:12
Greet Tryphena and Tryphosa, women who have worked hard in the Lord. Greet my beloved Persis, who has worked very hard in the Lord.

Romans 16:21
Timothy, my fellow worker, sends you greetings, as do Lucius, Jason, and Sosipater, my fellow countrymen.
Treasury of Scripture

Salute Herodion my kinsman. Greet them that be of the household of Narcissus, which are in the Lord.

(11) My kinsman.--See the Note on Romans 16:7.

Them that be of the household of Narcissus.--A phrase similar to that which is translated, "Them which are of Aristobulus' household," above. Narcissus, too, is an historical name. There had been a famous Narcissus, a freed-man and favourite of Claudius, who had been put to death three or four years before this Epistle was written. His household would naturally pass into the hands of the emperor, though still keeping his name. In the case of Aristobulus, the transference would be effected by bequest, in that of Narcissus by confiscation. Many instances of both methods occur in the history and records of the time.

The interpretation here given, and the identification of Aristobulus and Narcissus with the historical bearers of those names, is some way short of certain, but may be said to have some degree of probability.

Verse 11. - Salute Herodion my kinsman. Greet them of the household of Narcissus that are in the Lord. This Narcissus may possibly have been the powerful freedman of Claudius, mentioned by Tacitus, 'Ann.,' 11:29, seq.; 12:57; and by Suetonius, 'Claud.,' 28. The fact that he appears from 'Ann.,' 13:1, to have been put to death on the accession of Nero, A.D. 54, is not inconsistent with the supposition. For his human chattels would be likely to pass into the possession of Nero, and so become part of Caeasar's household, and might still be called by their late master's name. This may also have been the case with the household of Aristobulus above referred to. It is observable that, at a later period, the apostle, writing from Rome to the Philippians, sends special greetings from them "that are of Caesar's household" (Philippians 4:23). Salute Herodion my kinsman,.... According to the flesh, being of the same nation, a Jew; or of the same tribe, the tribe of Benjamin; or of the same family, and nearly allied in blood to him: though the name is of Attic, or Parthic original, and seems to be a derivative of Herod; this man is reckoned among the seventy disciples, and said to be bishop of Tarsus: See Gill on Luke 10:1.

Greet them that be of the household of Narcissus, which are in the Lord; some have thought, that this Narcissus is the same man that Suetonius (q) and other writers speak of (r), who was secretary to Claudius Caesar; a very great favourite of his, who amassed a great deal of wealth under him, and was raised to great honour and dignity by him: he himself is not saluted, either because he was not at home, which might be the case, if, as Ambrose, or rather Hilary the deacon on the text says, he was a presbyter and abroad, performing his office in foreign parts; or because he was dead, or rather not a believer: if he was the same with Claudius's favourite, he was dead before this time, being miserably put to death by Agrippina (s), the wife of Claudius; and seems to have died a wicked man, and justly punished for his being the cause of the destruction of others, through his calumnies: nor are all of his household saluted, not being all converted persons; it being frequently the method of divine grace to take some of a family, and not all, and bring them to Zion; only those that were "in the Lord", on his heart, and in his hands, secretly represented by him, and united to him, and who were openly in him, being called by his grace, and brought to believe in him, and live upon him.

(q) In Vita Claud sect. 28. (r) Tacitus, Dio, &c. (s) Tacit. Hist. l. 13. 11. Salute Herodion, my kinsman—(See on [2275]Ro 16:7).

Greet them that be of the household of Narcissus, which are in the Lord—which implies that others in his house, including probably himself, were not Christians.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.
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