Romans 16:21
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New International Version
Timothy, my co-worker, sends his greetings to you, as do Lucius, Jason and Sosipater, my fellow Jews.

New Living Translation
Timothy, my fellow worker, sends you his greetings, as do Lucius, Jason, and Sosipater, my fellow Jews.

English Standard Version
Timothy, my fellow worker, greets you; so do Lucius and Jason and Sosipater, my kinsmen.

New American Standard Bible
Timothy my fellow worker greets you, and so do Lucius and Jason and Sosipater, my kinsmen.

King James Bible
Timotheus my workfellow, and Lucius, and Jason, and Sosipater, my kinsmen, salute you.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Timothy, my coworker, and Lucius, Jason, and Sosipater, my fellow countrymen, greet you.

International Standard Version
Timothy, my fellow worker, greets you, as do Lucius, Jason, and Sosipater, my fellow Jews.

NET Bible
Timothy, my fellow worker, greets you; so do Lucius, Jason, and Sosipater, my compatriots.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Timotheus, a worker with me invokes your peace, and Luqios, and Aison and Sosipatros, my brothers.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Timothy my coworker greets you; so do Lucius, Jason, and Sosipater, who are Jewish by birth like me.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Timothy my fellow worker and Lucius and Jason and Sosipater, my kinsmen, salute you.

King James 2000 Bible
Timothy my fellow worker, and Lucius, and Jason, and Sosipater, my kinsmen, greet you.

American King James Version
Timotheus my workfellow, and Lucius, and Jason, and Sosipater, my kinsmen, salute you.

American Standard Version
Timothy my fellow-worker saluteth you; and Lucius and Jason and Sosipater, my kinsmen.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Timothy, my fellow labourer, saluteth you, and Lucius, and Jason, and Sosipater, my kinsmen.

Darby Bible Translation
Timotheus, my fellow-workman, and Lucius, and Jason, and Sosipater, my kinsmen, salute you.

English Revised Version
Timothy my fellow-worker saluteth you; and Lucius and Jason and Sosipater, my kinsmen.

Webster's Bible Translation
Timothy my work-fellow, and Lucius, and Jason, and Sosipater my kinsmen, salute you.

Weymouth New Testament
Timothy, my fellow worker, sends you greetings, and so do my countrymen Lucius, Jason and Sosipater.

World English Bible
Timothy, my fellow worker, greets you, as do Lucius, Jason, and Sosipater, my relatives.

Young's Literal Translation
Salute you do Timotheus, my fellow-workman, and Lucius, and Jason, and Sosipater, my kindred;
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

16:21-24 The apostle adds affectionate remembrances from persons with him, known to the Roman Christians. It is a great comfort to see the holiness and usefulness of our kindred. Not many mighty, not many noble are called, but some are. It is lawful for believers to bear civil offices; and it were to be wished that all offices in Christian states, and in the church, were bestowed upon prudent and steady Christians.

Pulpit Commentary

Verses 21-24. - L. Greetings from Corinth. Verses 21, 22. - Timotheus my workfellow (Timothy may have joined St. Paul at Corinth before the letter was finally sent, not having been with him when it was begun. For his name is not conjoined with St. Paul's in the opening salutation, as it is in 2 Corinthians 1:1; Philippians 1:1; Colossians 1:1; 1 Thessalonians 1:1; 2 Thessalonians 1:1. Still, it does not of necessity follow that this would have been so in the case of a doctrinal treatise such as this Epistle mainly is), and Lucius (not to be identified with St. Luke), and Jason, and Sosipater, my kinsmen, salute you, I Tertius, who wrote this Epistle, salute you in the Lord. It was St. Paul's habit to dictate his letters to an amanuensis (cf. Galatians 6:11; Colossians 4:18; 2 Thessalonians 3:17). Here the amanuensis interposes his own greeting in his own person.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Timotheus my work fellow,.... Now follow the salutations of the friends and companions of the apostle: we may imagine that when this epistle was just concluding, that these his friends being about him, one said, pray send my Christian salutation to our dear friends at Rome, so said a second, and likewise a third, and so on, and Timotheus he began. This is the same person with Timothy, a disciple the apostle met with at Derbe, whose father was a Greek, and his mother a Jewess, and a believer in Christ. This same man he circumcised because of the Jews, and took him along with him, and was his companion in his travels, and very assisting to him in the work of the ministry, in spreading the Gospel, and promoting the interest of Jesus Christ; and therefore he here calls him his "work fellow"; he wrote two epistles to him afterwards when at a distance front him, in which he often calls him his son, his dear and well beloved son, having a great affection for him, because as a son with a father he served with him in the Gospel of Christ:

and Lucius, and Jason, and Sosipater my kinsmen salute you. This Lucius was either Lucius of Cyrene, who was one of the prophets in the church at Antioch, Acts 13:1, though indeed he is never said to travel with the apostle, or to be at Corinth, from whence this epistle was written; or rather, therefore, as others think, Luke the evangelist, who was a constant companion of the apostle, and was at Corinth with him at this time, as appears from Acts 20:5; Jason no doubt is he of Thessalonica, that received Paul and Silas into his house, and when an uproar was made concerning them, was brought before the rulers of the city, and gave security for them, Acts 17:5. This is a Jewish name, and he himself was a Jew, as is clear from his being a kinsman of the apostle's; his name was "Jeshua" or "Jesus"; so we read of one Jason, the brother of Onias the high priest of the Jews,

"But after the death of Seleucus, when Antiochus, called Epiphanes, took the kingdom,

Jason the brother of Onias laboured underhand to be high priest,'' (2 Maccabees 4:7)

and whose name, as Josephus (a) relates, was Jesus, but he chose to be called Jason, very likely because that was a name among the Greeks, whose fashions he was fond of. Sosipater was Sopater of Berea, who, with others, accompanied the apostle into Asia, Acts 20:4; he also was a Jew, and his Jewish name, as Grotius conjectures, might be Abisha, or rather Abishua, the name of the son of Phinehas the high priest, 1 Chronicles 6:4. Mention is also made of one of this name, Sosipater, in

"12. Howbeit Dositheus and

Sosipater, who were of Maccabeus' captains, went forth, and slew those that Timotheus had left in the fortress, above ten thousand men. 24. Moreover Timotheus himself fell into the hands of Dositheus and

Sosipater, whom he besought with much craft to let him go with his life, because he had many of the Jews' parents, and the brethren of some of them, who, if they put him to death, should not be regarded.'' (2 Maccabees 12:12,24)

These three last were Paul's kinsmen after the flesh, as well as in the spirit; being of the same nation, and perhaps of the same tribe, and it may be of the same family; they are all three mentioned among the severity disciples: Lucius is said to be bishop of Laodicea in Syria, Jason of Tarsus, and Sosipater of Iconium; See Gill on Luke 10:1.

(a) Antiqu. l. 12. c. 5. sect. 1.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

21. Timotheus, my work-fellow—"my fellow labourer"; see Ac 16:1-5. The apostle mentions him here rather than in the opening address to this church, as he had not been at Rome [Bengel].

and Lucius—not Luke, for the fuller form of "Lucas" is not "Lucius" but "Lucanus." The person meant seems to be "Lucius of Cyrene," who was among the "prophets and teachers" at Antioch with our apostle, before he was summoned into the missionary field (Ac 13:1).

and Jason—See Ac 17:5. He had probably accompanied or followed the apostle from Thessalonica to Corinth.

Sosipater—See Ac 20:4.

Romans 16:21 Additional Commentaries
Context
Greetings from Paul's Companions
21Timothy my fellow worker greets you, and so do Lucius and Jason and Sosipater, my kinsmen. 22I, Tertius, who write this letter, greet you in the Lord.…
Cross References
Acts 13:1
Now in the church at Antioch there were prophets and teachers: Barnabas, Simeon called Niger, Lucius of Cyrene, Manaen (who had been brought up with Herod the tetrarch) and Saul.

Acts 16:1
Paul came to Derbe and then to Lystra, where a disciple named Timothy lived, whose mother was Jewish and a believer but whose father was a Greek.

Acts 17:5
But other Jews were jealous; so they rounded up some bad characters from the marketplace, formed a mob and started a riot in the city. They rushed to Jason's house in search of Paul and Silas in order to bring them out to the crowd.

Acts 20:4
He was accompanied by Sopater son of Pyrrhus from Berea, Aristarchus and Secundus from Thessalonica, Gaius from Derbe, Timothy also, and Tychicus and Trophimus from the province of Asia.

Romans 9:3
For I could wish that I myself were cursed and cut off from Christ for the sake of my people, those of my own race,

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.

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

Timotheus my workfellow, and Lucius, and Jason, and Sosipater, my kinsmen, salute you.

Timotheus.

Acts 16:1-3 Then came he to Derbe and Lystra: and, behold, a certain disciple …

Acts 17:14 And then immediately the brothers sent away Paul to go as it were …

Acts 18:5 And when Silas and Timotheus were come from Macedonia, Paul was pressed …

Acts 19:22 So he sent into Macedonia two of them that ministered to him, Timotheus …

Acts 20:4 And there accompanied him into Asia Sopater of Berea; and of the …

2 Corinthians 1:1,19 Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, and Timothy …

Colossians 1:1 Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, and Timotheus our brother,

Philippians 1:1 Paul and Timotheus, the servants of Jesus Christ, to all the saints …

Philippians 2:19-23 But I trust in the Lord Jesus to send Timotheus shortly to you, that …

1 Thessalonians 1:1 Paul, and Silvanus, and Timotheus, to the church of the Thessalonians …

1 Thessalonians 3:2,6 And sent Timotheus, our brother, and minister of God, and our fellow …

2 Thessalonians 1:1 Paul, and Silvanus, and Timotheus, to the church of the Thessalonians …

1 Timothy 1:2 To Timothy, my own son in the faith: Grace, mercy, and peace, from …

1 Timothy 6:11,20 But you, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, …

2 Timothy 1:2 To Timothy, my dearly beloved son: Grace, mercy, and peace, from …

Hebrews 13:23 Know you that our brother Timothy is set at liberty; with whom, if …

Lucius.

Acts 13:1 Now there were in the church that was at Antioch certain prophets …

Jason.

Acts 17:5 But the Jews which believed not, moved with envy, took to them certain …

Sosipater.

Acts 20:4 And there accompanied him into Asia Sopater of Berea; and of the …

Sopater. my kinsmen.

Romans 16:7,11 Salute Andronicus and Junia, my kinsmen, and my fellow-prisoners, …

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