Greetings and Love Expressed
1 I acommend to you our sister Phoebe, who is a 1servant of the church which is at bCenchrea;
2 that you areceive her in the Lord in a manner worthy of the 1bsaints, and that you help her in whatever matter she may have need of you; for she herself has also been a helper of many, 2and of myself as well.
3 Greet aPrisca and Aquila, my fellow workers bin cChrist Jesus,
4 who for my life risked their own necks, to whom not only do I give thanks, but also all the churches of the Gentiles;
5 also greet athe church that is in their house. Greet Epaenetus, my beloved, who is the bfirst convert to Christ from 1cAsia.
6 Greet Mary, who has worked hard for you.
7 Greet Andronicus and 1Junias, my akinsmen and my bfellow prisoners, who are outstanding among the apostles, who also 2were cin Christ before me.
8 Greet Ampliatus, my beloved in the Lord.
9 Greet Urbanus, our fellow worker ain Christ, and Stachys my beloved.
10 Greet Apelles, the approved ain Christ. Greet those who are of the household of Aristobulus.
11 Greet Herodion, my akinsman. Greet those of the household of Narcissus, who are in the Lord.
12 Greet Tryphaena and Tryphosa, workers in the Lord. Greet Persis the beloved, who has worked hard in the Lord.
13 Greet aRufus, a choice man in the Lord, also his mother and mine.
14 Greet Asyncritus, Phlegon, Hermes, Patrobas, Hermas and the brethren with them.
15 Greet Philologus and Julia, Nereus and his sister, and Olympas, and all athe 1saints who are with them.
16 aGreet one another with a holy kiss. All the churches of Christ greet you.
17 Now I urge you, brethren, keep your eye on those who cause dissensions and 1hindrances acontrary to the teaching which you learned, and bturn away from them.
18 For such men are aslaves, not of our Lord Christ but of btheir own 1appetites; and by their csmooth and flattering speech they deceive the hearts of the unsuspecting.
19 For the report of your obedience ahas reached to all; therefore I am rejoicing over you, but bI want you to be wise in what is good and innocent in what is evil.
20 aThe God of peace will soon crush bSatan under your feet.
cThe grace of our Lord Jesus be with you.
21 aTimothy my fellow worker greets you, and so do bLucius and cJason and dSosipater, my ekinsmen.
22 I, Tertius, who awrite this letter, greet you in the Lord.
23 aGaius, host to me and to the whole church, greets you. bErastus, the city treasurer greets you, and Quartus, the brother.