Romans 16:4
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New International Version
They risked their lives for me. Not only I but all the churches of the Gentiles are grateful to them.

New Living Translation
In fact, they once risked their lives for me. I am thankful to them, and so are all the Gentile churches.

English Standard Version
who risked their necks for my life, to whom not only I give thanks but all the churches of the Gentiles give thanks as well.

New American Standard Bible
who for my life risked their own necks, to whom not only do I give thanks, but also all the churches of the Gentiles;

King James Bible
Who have for my life laid down their own necks: unto whom not only I give thanks, but also all the churches of the Gentiles.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
who risked their own necks for my life. Not only do I thank them, but so do all the Gentile churches.

International Standard Version
and who risked their necks for my life. I am thankful to them, and so are all the churches among the gentiles.

NET Bible
who risked their own necks for my life. Not only I, but all the churches of the Gentiles are grateful to them.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And they have yielded their necks for my sake, and I do not thank them only, but also all the churches of the Gentiles.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They risked their lives to save me. I'm thankful to them and so are all the churches among the nations.

Jubilee Bible 2000
(who have for my life laid down their own necks; unto whom not only I give thanks, but also all the congregations {Gr. ekklesia – called out ones} of the Gentiles);

King James 2000 Bible
Who have for my life laid down their own necks: unto whom not only I give thanks, but also all the churches of the Gentiles.

American King James Version
Who have for my life laid down their own necks: to whom not only I give thanks, but also all the churches of the Gentiles.

American Standard Version
who for my life laid down their own necks; unto whom not only I give thanks, but also all the churches of the Gentiles:

Douay-Rheims Bible
(Who have for my life laid down their own necks: to whom not I only give thanks, but also all the churches of the Gentiles,)

Darby Bible Translation
(who for my life staked their own neck; to whom not *I* only am thankful, but also all the assemblies of the nations,)

English Revised Version
who for my life laid down their own necks; unto whom not only I give thanks, but also all the churches of the Gentiles:

Webster's Bible Translation
Who have for my life laid down their own necks: to whom not only I give thanks, but also all the churches of the Gentiles.

Weymouth New Testament
friends who have endangered their own lives for mine. I am grateful to them, and not I alone, but all the Gentile Churches also.

World English Bible
who for my life, laid down their own necks; to whom not only I give thanks, but also all the assemblies of the Gentiles.

Young's Literal Translation
who for my life their own neck did lay down, to whom not only I give thanks, but also all the assemblies of the nations --
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

Who for my life laid down their necks,.... That is, exposed themselves to great danger to save the apostle's life: the allusion is to the manner of executions by beheading, and to one person's laying down his head, and offering his neck to the executioner the room of another: this we are not to suppose was literally done; but the design of the expression is, that in some shape or another they risked their own lives for the apostle's; which might be done either at the insurrection in Corinth against Paul, when the Jews dragged him to the judgment seat of Gallio, and beat Sosthenes the ruler of the synagogue before him; or the uproar in Ephesus by Demetrius and the craftsmen, when Paul and his companions were in great danger; at both which times and places these two persons were, and being very zealous, were no doubt active to preserve the apostle, and which he acknowledges with thankfulness:

unto whom not only I give thanks, but all the churches of the Gentiles; both for the care they took of him, and the danger they exposed themselves to on his account; which the apostle expresses his sense of gratitude for, and which all the Gentile churches were under obligations to do likewise, since they had a common share in his labours and usefulness, he was the apostle of them all; and also for their help and assistance in carrying on the work of the Lord in all the churches of the Gentiles.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

4. who have for my life laid down—"who did for my life lay down"

their own necks—that is, risked their lives; either at Corinth (Ac 18:6, 9, 10), or more probably at Ephesus (Ac 19:30, 31; and compare 1Co 15:32). They must have returned from Ephesus (where we last find them in the history of the Acts) to Rome, whence the edict of Claudius had banished them (Ac 18:2); and doubtless, if not the principal members of that Christian community, they were at least the most endeared to our apostle.

unto whom not only I give thanks, but also all the churches of the Gentiles—whose special apostle this dear couple had rescued from imminent danger.

Romans 16:4 Additional Commentaries
Context
Personal Greetings and Love
3Greet Prisca and Aquila, my fellow workers in Christ Jesus, 4who for my life risked their own necks, to whom not only do I give thanks, but also all the churches of the Gentiles; 5also greet the church that is in their house. Greet Epaenetus, my beloved, who is the first convert to Christ from Asia.…
Cross References
Acts 9:31
Then the church throughout Judea, Galilee and Samaria enjoyed a time of peace and was strengthened. Living in the fear of the Lord and encouraged by the Holy Spirit, it increased in numbers.

Acts 15:26
men who have risked their lives for the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.

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

Romans 16:5
Greet also the church that meets at their house. Greet my dear friend Epenetus, who was the first convert to Christ in the province of Asia.
Treasury of Scripture

Who have for my life laid down their own necks: to whom not only I give thanks, but also all the churches of the Gentiles.

have.

Romans 5:7 For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure for …

John 15:13 Greater love has no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.

Philippians 2:30 Because for the work of Christ he was near to death, not regarding …

1 John 3:16 Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life …

laid.

Joshua 10:24 And it came to pass, when they brought out those kings to Joshua, …

2 Samuel 22:41 You have also given me the necks of my enemies, that I might destroy …

Micah 2:3 Therefore thus said the LORD; Behold, against this family do I devise …

also.

Acts 15:41 And he went through Syria and Cilicia, confirming the churches.

Acts 16:5 And so were the churches established in the faith, and increased …

1 Corinthians 7:17 But as God has distributed to every man, as the Lord has called every …

1 Corinthians 16:1 Now concerning the collection for the saints, as I have given order …

1 Thessalonians 2:14 For you, brothers, became followers of the churches of God which …

Revelation 1:4 John to the seven churches which are in Asia: Grace be to you, and …

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