Sister Phoebe Commended
1I commend to you Phoebe our sister, who is a servant of the church in Cenchrea,
2that you may receive her in the Lord in a manner worthy of the saints, and assist her in whatever business she has need of you; for indeed she has been a helper of many and of myself also.
Greeting Roman Saints
3Greet Priscilla and Aquila, my fellow workers in Christ Jesus,
4who risked their own necks for my life, to whom not only I give thanks, but also all the churches of the Gentiles.
5Likewise greet the church that is in their house.
Greet my beloved Epaenetus, who is the firstfruits of 16:5 NU AsiaAchaia to Christ.
6Greet Mary, who labored much for us.
7Greet Andronicus and Junia, my countrymen and my fellow prisoners, who are of note among the apostles, who also were in Christ before me.
8Greet Amplias, my beloved in the Lord.
9Greet Urbanus, our fellow worker in Christ, and Stachys, my beloved.
10Greet Apelles, approved in Christ. Greet those who are of the household of Aristobulus.
11Greet Herodion, my 16:11 Or relativecountryman. Greet those who are of the household of Narcissus who are in the Lord.
12Greet Tryphena and Tryphosa, who have labored in the Lord. Greet the beloved Persis, who labored much in the Lord.
13Greet Rufus, chosen in the Lord, and his mother and mine.
14Greet Asyncritus, Phlegon, Hermas, Patrobas, Hermes, and the brethren who are with them.
15Greet Philologus and Julia, Nereus and his sister, and Olympas, and all the saints who are with them.
16Greet one another with a holy kiss. 16:16 NU All the churchesThe churches of Christ greet you.
Avoid Divisive Persons
17Now I urge you, brethren, note those who cause divisions and offenses, contrary to the doctrine which you learned, and avoid them.
18For those who are such do not serve our Lord 16:18 NU, M omit JesusJesus Christ, but their own belly, and by smooth words and flattering speech deceive the hearts of the simple.
19For your obedience has become known to all. Therefore I am glad on your behalf; but I want you to be wise in what is good, and 16:19 innocentsimple concerning evil.
20And the God of peace will crush Satan under your feet shortly.
The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen.
Greetings from Paul’s Friends
21Timothy, my fellow worker, and Lucius, Jason, and Sosipater, my countrymen, greet you.
22I, Tertius, who wrote this epistle, greet you in the Lord.
23Gaius, my host and the host of the whole church, greets you. Erastus, the treasurer of the city, greets you, and Quartus, a brother.
24The16:24 NU omits v. 24. grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.
2516:25 M puts Rom. 16:25–27 after Rom. 14:23.Now to Him who is able to establish you according to my gospel and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery kept secret since the world began
26but now made manifest, and by the prophetic Scriptures made known to all nations, according to the commandment of the everlasting God, for obedience to the faith—
27to God, alone wise, be glory through Jesus Christ forever. Amen.