THE EPISTLE OF PAUL
C. The Concern between the Churches
1 I 1commend to you Phoebe our sister, who is a adeaconess of the 2church which is in bCenchrea,
2 That you areceive her in the Lord in a manner 1worthy of the saints and assist her in whatever matter she may have need of you; for she herself has also been the 2patroness of many, of myself as well.
3 Greet aPrisca and aAquila, my bfellow workers in Christ Jesus,
4 Who 1risked their own necks for my 2life, to whom not only I give thanks, but also all the 3achurches of the Gentiles;
5 And greet the 1achurch, which is in their 2house. Greet Epaenetus, my beloved, who is the firstfruits of Asia unto Christ.
6 Greet Mary, one who has labored much for us.
7 Greet Andronicus and Junia, my akinsmen and my bfellow prisoners, who are of note among the apostles, who also were in Christ before me.
8 Greet Ampliatus, my beloved in the Lord.
9 Greet Urbanus, our afellow worker in Christ, and Stachys, my beloved.
10 Greet Apelles, 1approved in Christ. Greet 2those of the household of Aristobulus.
11 Greet Herodion, my akinsman. Greet 1those of the household of Narcissus who are in the Lord.
12 Greet Tryphaena and Tryphosa, who labor in the Lord. Greet Persis, the beloved sister, one who has labored much in the Lord.
13 Greet aRufus, bchosen in the Lord, and his mother as well as 1mine.
14 Greet Asyncritus, Phlegon, Hermes, Patrobas, Hermas, and the brothers with them.
15 Greet Philologus and Julia, Nereus and his sister, and Olympas, and all the saints with them.
16 Greet one another with a holy kiss. All the 1achurches of Christ greet you.
17 Now I aexhort you, brothers, to bmark those who make cdivisions and causes of 1stumbling contrary to the dteaching which you have learned, and 2eturn away from them.
18 For such men do not 1aserve our Lord Christ, but their own 2bstomach, and through csmooth words and flattering speech deceive the hearts of the 3simple.
19 For the report of your aobedience has reached to all; therefore I rejoice over you, but I want you to be wise as to what is good and guileless as to what is evil.
20 Now the aGod of peace will 1bcrush Satan cunder your feet shortly. The 2dgrace of our Lord Jesus be with you.
21 aTimothy, my bfellow worker, greets you, as well as Lucius and Jason and Sosipater, my ckinsmen.
22 I, Tertius, who write this epistle, greet you in the Lord.
23 aGaius, my host and host of the whole church, greets you. bErastus, the city treasurer, greets you, and Quartus the brother.
24 See note 124.
D. The Concluding Praise
25 aNow to Him who is able to 1bestablish you according to 2cmy gospel, that is, the dproclamation of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the 3emystery, which has been kept in silence in the 4times of the ages
26 But has now been manifested, and through the aprophetic writings, according to the command of the 1beternal God, has been made known to all the Gentiles for the cobedience of faith;
27 To the aonly 1wise God through Jesus Christ, to Him be the bglory forever and ever. Amen.