New American Standard Bible
Greet Rufus, a choice man in the Lord, also his mother and mine.
King James Bible
Salute Rufus chosen in the Lord, and his mother and mine.
Darby Bible Translation
Salute Rufus, chosen in the Lord; and his mother and mine.
World English Bible
Greet Rufus, the chosen in the Lord, and his mother and mine.
Young's Literal Translation
Salute Rufus, the choice one in the Lord, and his mother and mine,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Chosen in the Lord - "Elect" in the Lord; that is, a chosen follower of Christ.
And his mother and mine - "His mother in a literal sense, and mine in a figurative one." An instance of the delicacy and tenderness of Paul; of his love for this disciple and his mother, as if he were of the same family. Religion binds the hearts of all who embrace it tenderly together. It makes them feel that they are one great family, united by tender ties, and joined by special attachments. See what the Lord Jesus declared in Matthew 12:47-50, and his tender address to John when he was on the cross; John 19:26-27.
'Salute the beloved Persis, who laboured much in the Lord.'--ROMANS xvi. 12. There are a great number of otherwise unknown Christians who pass for a moment before our view in this chapter. Their characterisations are like the slight outlines in the background of some great artist's canvas: a touch of the brush is all that is spared for each, and yet, if we like to look sympathetically, they live before us. Now, this good woman, about whom we never hear again, and for whom these few words are all …
Alexander Maclaren—Romans, Corinthians (To II Corinthians, Chap. V)
Quartus a Brother
After the Wreck
Ignorance of Evil.
They pressed into service a passer-by coming from the country, Simon of Cyrene (the father of Alexander and Rufus), to bear His cross.
Greet Tryphaena and Tryphosa, workers in the Lord. Greet Persis the beloved, who has worked hard in the Lord.
Greet Asyncritus, Phlegon, Hermes, Patrobas, Hermas and the brethren with them.
2 John 1:1
The elder to the chosen lady and her children, whom I love in truth; and not only I, but also all who know the truth,
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