I commend unto you Phebe our sister, who is a servant of the congregation which is at Cenchrea,
And Paul after this tarried there yet a good while and then took his leave of the brethren and sailed from there into Syria and with him Priscilla and Aquila, having shorn his head in Cenchrea, for he had a vow.
Do we begin again to commend ourselves? or do we need, as some others, epistles of commendation to you or letters of commendation from you?
For whosoever shall do the will of my Father who is in the heavens, the same is my brother and sister and mother.
who shall not receive one hundredfold now in this time: houses and brethren and sisters and mothers and children and lands, with persecutions, and in the world to come eternal life.
and Joanna the wife of Chuza, Herod's steward, and Susanna, and many others who ministered unto him of their substance.
the elder women as mothers, the younger as sisters, with all purity.
Let a widow be placed on the list being not less than sixty years old, having been the wife of one man,
If a brother or sister is naked and destitute of daily food,
Having purified your souls in the obedience of the truth, by the Spirit, in unfeigned brotherly love, love one another with a pure heart fervently,