1 I recommend to you Phebe our sister, who is a deaconess of the church at Kenchrea; receive her for Christ's sake, 2 as becometh christians, and assist her in every thing her business requires: for she hath assisted many besides my self.
3 salute Priscilla and Aquila, my fellow-labourers in the gospel of Christ Jesus: 4 who have for my life readily exposed their own: to whom not only I, but all the churches of the Gentiles too give thanks. 5 salute the church that is in their house. salute my dear Epenetus, who is the first christian convert of Asia. 6 salute Mary, who spared no trouble upon our account. 7 salute Andronicus and Junias my relations, and fellow-prisoners, who are distinguish'd among the apostles, 8 and were christians before me. salute Amplias, whom 9 I value as a good christian. salute Urbane my assistant in the cause of Christ, 10 and my dear Stachys. salute Apelles, an approved christian. salute the family of Aristobulus. 11 salute Herodion my kinsman. salute the family of Narcissus, who have embraced the gospel. 12 salute Tryphena and Tryphosa, who labour for the Lord. salute my dear Persis, who laboured much in the gospel. 13 salute Rufus chosen by the Lord, and his mother and mine. 14 salute Asyncritus, Phlegon, Hermas, Patrobas, Hermes, and the brethren who are with them. 15 salute Philologus, Julia, Nereas, his sister, Olympas, and all the converts who are with them. 16 salute one anther with an holy kiss. all the churches of Christ here, salute you.
17 Now I beseech you, brethren, mark those who cause divisions and revolts against the doctrine which you have learned; and avoid them. 18 for such as these serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own selfishness; and by flourish and flattery, deceive the open-hearted simple.
19 your christianity is very well known in the world. I am glad therefore on your behalf: but yet I would have you as expert in that which is good, as unpractis'd in what is evil. 20 the God of peace will soon bruise Satan under your feet. the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen.
23 Gaius, with whom I lodge, who purveys for the church in general, salutes you. Erastus the chamberlain of the city salutes you; and Quartus a brother.
25 Now to him that is able to establish you according to my gospel, and the preaching of Jesus Christ, conformable to the revelation of the mystery, which was kept secret from antient times, but now is laid open, 26 and by the writings of the prophets (according to the commandment of the eternal God) made known to all the Gentiles, to induce them to obey the faith: 27 to God, I say, who is only wise, be glory thro' Jesus Christ for ever. Amen.