1 Peter 5:13
New International Version
She who is in Babylon, chosen together with you, sends you her greetings, and so does my son Mark.

New Living Translation
Your sister church here in Babylon sends you greetings, and so does my son Mark.

English Standard Version
She who is at Babylon, who is likewise chosen, sends you greetings, and so does Mark, my son.

Berean Study Bible
The church in Babylon, chosen together with you, sends you greetings, as does my son Mark.

Berean Literal Bible
She in Babylon elected with you greets you, and my son Mark.

King James Bible
The church that is at Babylon, elected together with you, saluteth you; and so doth Marcus my son.

New King James Version
She who is in Babylon, elect together with you, greets you; and so does Mark my son.

New American Standard Bible
She who is in Babylon, chosen together with you, sends you greetings, and so does my son, Mark.

NASB 1995
She who is in Babylon, chosen together with you, sends you greetings, and so does my son, Mark.

NASB 1977
She who is in Babylon, chosen together with you, sends you greetings, and so does my son, Mark.

Amplified Bible
She [the church] who is in Babylon, chosen together with you, sends you greetings, and so does my son [in the faith], Mark.

Christian Standard Bible
She who is in Babylon, chosen together with you, sends you greetings, as does Mark, my son.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The church in Babylon, also chosen, sends you greetings, as does Mark, my son.

American Standard Version
She that is in Babylon, elect together with you , saluteth you; and'so doth Mark my son.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
The chosen church which is in Babylon invokes your peace, and Marqus, my son.

Contemporary English Version
Greetings from the Lord's followers in Babylon. They are God's chosen ones. Mark, who is like a son to me, sends his greetings too.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The church that is in Babylon, elected together with you, saluteth you: and so doth my son Mark.

English Revised Version
She that is in Babylon, elect together with you, saluteth you; and so doth Mark my son.

Good News Translation
Your sister church in Babylon, also chosen by God, sends you greetings, and so does my son Mark.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Your sister church in Babylon, chosen by God, and my son Mark send you greetings.

International Standard Version
Your sister church in Babylon, chosen along with you, sends you greetings, as does Mark, whom I regard as a son.

Literal Standard Version
She in Babylon chosen with you greets you, and my son Marcus.

NET Bible
The church in Babylon, chosen together with you, greets you, and so does Mark, my son.

New Heart English Bible
She who is in Babylon, chosen together with you, greets you; and so does Mark, my son.

Weymouth New Testament
The Church in Babylon, chosen like yourselves by God, sends greetings, and so does Mark my son.

World English Bible
She who is in Babylon, chosen together with you, greets you; and so does Mark, my son.

Young's Literal Translation
Salute you doth the assembly in Babylon jointly elected, and Markus my son.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Benediction and Farewell
12Through Silvanus, whom I regard as a faithful brother, I have written to you briefly, encouraging you and testifying that this is the true grace of God. Stand firm in it. 13The church in Babylon, chosen together with you, sends you greetings, as does my son Mark. 14Greet one another with a kiss of love. Peace to all of you who are in Christ.…

Cross References
Acts 12:12
And when he had realized this, he went to the house of Mary the mother of John, also called Mark, where many people had gathered together and were praying.

Acts 12:25
When Barnabas and Saul had fulfilled their mission to Jerusalem, they returned, bringing with them John, also called Mark.

Acts 15:37
Barnabas wanted to take John, also called Mark.

Acts 15:39
Their disagreement was so sharp that they parted company. Barnabas took Mark and sailed for Cyprus,

Colossians 4:10
My fellow prisoner Aristarchus sends you greetings, as does Mark the cousin of Barnabas. You have already received instructions about him: If he comes to you, welcome him.

Philemon 1:24
as do Mark, Aristarchus, Demas, and Luke, my fellow workers.

2 John 1:1
The elder, To the chosen lady and her children, whom I love in the truth--and not I alone, but also all who know the truth--


Treasury of Scripture

The church that is at Babylon, elected together with you, salutes you; and so does Marcus my son.

at.

Psalm 87:4
I will make mention of Rahab and Babylon to them that know me: behold Philistia, and Tyre, with Ethiopia; this man was born there.

Revelation 17:5
And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.

Revelation 18:2
And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird.

elected.

2 John 1:13
The children of thy elect sister greet thee. Amen.

Marcus.

Acts 12:12,25
And when he had considered the thing, he came to the house of Mary the mother of John, whose surname was Mark; where many were gathered together praying…









(13) The church. . . . elected together with you.--In the original it simply stands "the co-elect one [fern. sing.] in Babylon." Some, therefore, seeing immediately after, "Marcus, my son," and knowing that St. Peter was a married man (Matthew 8:14, 1Corinthians 9:5), have thought that this "co-elect one" was St. Peter's wife. But (1) it is highly improbable that St. Mark was in that sense "son" to St. Peter; (2) quite as improbable that she would have been put so prominently forward in such an Epistle; (3) the word "co-elect" evidently refers back to 1Peter 1:2, and means "co-elect with you," not "with me." It was becoming a not infrequent mode of designating a church, to personify it under a female title (see 2John 1:1; 1Peter 1:4-5; 1Peter 1:13); and it seems therefore much more natural to suppose that the salutation is from this church of "Babylon" to her sister churches in the provinces of Asia Minor. The modesty with which this church at "Babylon" is spoken of, as being only one of many "co-elect" ones is noteworthy. She does not claim such a position among churches as (e.g.) in Song of Solomon 6:8-9. . . . Verse 13. - The Church that is at Babylon, elected together with you, saluteth you; literally, the co-elect in Babylon ἡ ἐν Βαβυλῶνι συνεκλεκτή. The word "Church" is given in no manuscripts with the remarkable exception of the Sinaitic; the rest have simply "the co-elect." We ask - What word is to be supplied, "Church" or "sister"? Some think that St, Peter's wife (comp. Matthew 8:14; 1 Corinthians 9:5) is intended, or some other well-known Christian woman (comp. 2 John 1). In favor of this view is the following salutation from Marcus. It is more natural to join together the names of two persons than to couple a Church with an individual. Also it scorns exceedingly improbable that such a word as "Church" should be omitted (a word, we may remark, which occurs nowhere in St. Peter's Epistles), and the ellipse left to be filled up by the readers. On the other hand, it is said to be unlikely that a humble Galilaean woman should be described as "the co-elect in Babylon." This argument would have considerable weight if the apostle were writing from large and well-known Church, like that at Rome; but it is quite possible that "the co-elect" might be the only Christian woman, or the one best known among a very small number in Babylon. On the whole, it seems most probable to us that by "the co-elect" (whether we supply "together with you" or "with me") is meant a Christian woman known at least by name to the Churches of Asia Miner, and therefore very possibly St. Peter's wife, who, St. Paul tells us, was his companion in travel. The question now meets us - Is "Babylon" to be taken in a mystic sense, as a cryptograph for Rome, or literally? Eusebius, and ancient writers generally, understand it of Rome. Eusebius is commonly understood to claim for this view the authority of Papias and Clement of Alexandria (as has been stated in the Introduction, p. 9.). But the historian's words ('Hist. Eccl.,' 1. 15. 2) seem to claim that authority only for the connection of St. Peter with St. Mark's Gospel; the identification of Babylon with Rome seems to be mentioned only as a common opinion in the time of Eusebius. It is said that there is n o trace o f the existence of a Christian Church at the Chaldean Babylon, and no proof, apart from this passage, that St. Peter was ever there. There had been a great Jewish colony at Babylon, but it had been destroyed in the time of Caligula. In answer to these arguments, it may be urged that the cryptograph of Babylon for Rome would probably not be understood; even if we assume the earliest date assigned to the Apocalypse, that book could scarcely be known very generally in Asia Minor when this Epistle was written. St. Peter at Babylon, like St. Paul at Athens, may have met with little success; the infant Church may have been quickly crushed. There may have been a second settlement of Jews at Babylon between A.D. and the date of this Epistle. But it is quite possible that St. Peter may have been working as a missionary among the Babylonian Gentiles, for we cannot believe that he confined his ministrations to the Jews. On the whole, it seems much more probable that St. Peter was writing at the famous city on the Euphrates, though no traces of his work there remain, than that he should have used this one word in a mystical sense at the end of an Epistle where all else is plain and simple (see this question discussed in the Introduction, p. 9.). And so doth Marcus my son. Τέκνον is the word used by St. Paul of spiritual relationship (see 1 Timothy 1:2; 2 Timothy 1:2; Titus 1:4). St. Peter has υἱός here. Still, it seems most probable that Marcus, mentioned as he is without any further description, is not a son of the apostle after the flesh, but the well-known John Mark of the Acts (see Introduction, p. 8.).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
[The church]
(hē)
Article - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

in
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc.

Babylon,
Βαβυλῶνι (Babylōni)
Noun - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's 897: Of Hebrew origin; Babylon, the capitol of Chaldaea (as a type of tyranny).

chosen together with [you],
συνεκλεκτὴ (syneklektē)
Adjective - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's 4899: Fellow-elect, fellow-chosen. From a compound of sun and eklegomai; chosen in company with, i.e. Co-elect.

sends you greetings,
Ἀσπάζεται (Aspazetai)
Verb - Present Indicative Middle or Passive - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 782: To greet, salute, pay my respects to, welcome. To enfold in the arms, i.e. to salute, to welcome.

[as does]
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's 2532: And, even, also, namely.

my
μου (mou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive 1st Person Singular
Strong's 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

son
υἱός (huios)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 5207: A son, descendent. Apparently a primary word; a 'son', used very widely of immediate, remote or figuratively, kinship.

Mark.
Μάρκος (Markos)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3138: Of Latin origin; Marcus, a Christian.


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