Paul’s Commendation of Phoebe
1I commend to you16:1 2Co 3:1 our sister Phoebe, who is a servant16:1 Others interpret this term in a technical sense: deacon, or deaconess, or minister, or courier of the church in Cenchreae.16:1 Ac 18:18
Greeting to Roman Christians
3Give my greetings to Prisca16:3 Traditionally, Priscilla, as in Ac 18:2,18,26 and Aquila,16:3 Ac 18:2 my coworkers in16:3 Rm 8:11; 2Co 5:17; 12:2; Gl 1:22 Christ Jesus,16:3 Rm 8:1
4who risked their own necks for my life. Not only do I thank them, but so do all the Gentile churches.
5Greet also the church that meets in their home.16:5 1Co 16:19; Col 4:15; Phm 2 Greet my dear friend Epaenetus, who is the first convert16:5 Lit the firstfruits16:5 1Co 16:15 to Christ from Asia.16:5 Other mss read Achaia16:5 Ac 16:6
6Greet Mary,16:6 Or Maria who has worked very hard for you.16:6 Other mss read us
7Greet Andronicus and Junia, my fellow Jews16:7 Or family members16:7 Rm 9:3; 16:21 and fellow prisoners.16:7 Col 4:10; Phm 23 They are noteworthy in the eyes of the apostles,16:7 Or They are noteworthy among the apostles and they were also in Christ before me.
8Greet Ampliatus, my dear friend in the Lord.
9Greet Urbanus, our coworker in Christ, and my dear friend Stachys.
10Greet Apelles, who is approved in Christ. Greet those who belong to the household of Aristobulus.16:10 1Co 1:11
11Greet Herodion, my fellow Jew.16:11 Or family member Greet those who belong to the household of Narcissus who are in the Lord.
12Greet Tryphaena and Tryphosa, who have worked hard in the Lord. Greet my dear friend Persis, who has worked very hard in the Lord.
14Greet Asyncritus, Phlegon, Hermes, Patrobas, Hermas, and the brothers and sisters who are with them.
15Greet Philologus and Julia, Nereus and his sister, and Olympas, and all the saints who are with them.16:15 Rm 16:2
Warning against Divisive People
17Now I urge you, brothers and sisters, to watch out for those who create divisions and obstacles contrary to the teaching that you learned.16:17 1Tm 1:3; 6:3 Avoid them,16:17 Mt 7:15; Gl 1:8–9; 2Th 3:6,14; Ti 3:10; 2Jn 10
Paul’s Gracious Conclusion
19The report of your obedience has reached everyone.16:19 Rm 1:8 Therefore I rejoice over you, but I want you to be wise about what is good, and yet innocent about what is evil.16:19 Jr 4:22; Mt 10:16; 1Co 14:20
Glory to God
25Now to him who is able to strengthen you16:25 Eph 3:20; Jd 24 according to my gospel and the proclamation about Jesus Christ,16:25 Rm 2:16 according to the revelation of the mystery kept silent16:25 Mt 13:35; Rm 11:25; 1Co 2:1,7; 4:1; Eph 1:9; 3:3,9; 6:19; Col 1:26; 2:2; 4:3; 1Tm 3:16 for long ages16:25 2Tm 1:9; Ti 1:2
26but now revealed and made known through the prophetic Scriptures,16:26 Rm 1:2 according to the command of the eternal God to advance the obedience of faith16:26 Rm 1:5 among all the Gentiles —
Copyright © 2017 by Holman Bible Publishers. Used by permission. Christian Standard
Bible®, and CSB® are federally registered trademarks of Holman Bible Publishers.