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16 ** And I commend to you our sister Phebe, who is withal a deaconess of the church at Cenchreae, 2 * that you receive her in the Lord in a way worthy of God’s people and assist her in whatever affair she wants anything of you in; for she herself has proved a friend in need to many, including me. 3 Give my greetings to Prisca and Aquila, my co-workers in Christ Jesus, 4 who for my life laid down their own necks, whom not I alone thank but also all the churches of the nations; 5 and the meeting at their home.Give my greetings to my dear friend Epaenetus, who was the first of the province of Asia to come in to Christ. 6 Give my greetings to Mary, who did a great deal of hard work for you. 7 Give my greetings to my kinsmen and fellow-prisoners Andronicus and Junias, who are prominent among the apostles, who also were in Christ before me. 8 Give my greetings to Ampliatus, my dear friend in the Lord. 9 Give my greetings to Urbanus, my co-worker in Christ, and my dear friend Stachys. 10 * Give my greetings to Apelles, the tried and true in Christ. Give my greetings to those who are among Aristobulus’s people. 11 Give my greetings to my kinsman Herodion. Give my greetings to those of Narcissus’s people who are in the Lord. 12 Give my greetings to Tryphena and Tryphosa, who are working hard in the Lord. 13 * Give my greetings to Rufus the chosen in the Lord, and to his mother, who was a mother to me too. 14 Give my greetings to Asyncritus, Phlegon, Hermes, Patrobas, Hermas, and the brothers who are with them. 15 Give my greetings to Philologus and Julia, Nereus and his sister, and Olympas, and all God’s people who are with them. 16 Give my greetings to each other with a holy kiss.All the churches of the Christ send you greetings. 17 And I urge you, brothers, to have an eye to those who are creating factions and sore points contrary to the teaching you learned; and shun them, 18 for such are in the service not of our Lord Christ but of their own stomachs, and by their fair words and fine talk they turn the heads of the unsuspicious. 19 * For your obedientness has been reported to everybody; so I am happy over you; but I want you to be wise in what makes for good and innocent in what makes for evil. 20 * And the God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet.The grace of our Lord Jesus be with you. 21 My co-worker Timothy sends you greetings, and my kinsmen Lucius and Jason and Sosipater.— 22 I, Tertius, who am writing the letter, send you my greetings in the Lord.— 23 Gaius, my host and host to all the church, sends you greetings. Erastus, the city treasurer, sends you greetings, and Brother Quartus. 24 * —— 25 * And to him who can fortify you in accordance with my gospel and the proclamation of Jesus Christ, in conformity with the revelation of the secret that had been kept in silence through eternal times 26 but has now been disclosed and through prophetic Scripture, by order of the eternal God, made known throughout the nations for obedience to the faith; 27 * to the only wise God, through Jesus Christ,—to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen.
^ 16:1 Var. who is a
^ 16:1 Or an agent of
^ 16:2 Lit. to many, and me myself
^ 16:10 Lit. are out of
^ 16:13 Lit. and to the mother of him and of me
^ 16:19 Lit. has reached everybody
^ 16:20 Var. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ
^ 16:24 Var. adds verse 24 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all; amen
^ 16:25-27 Var. puts these three verses at the end of chapter 14; var. puts them at the end of chapter 15
^ 16:27 Var. leaves out to whom