1 Let me introduce our sister Phoebe, a deaconess of the church at Cenchreae; 2 receive her in the Lord as saints should receive one another, and give her any help she may require. She has been a help herself to many people, including myself.
3 Salute Prisca and Aquila, my fellow-workers in Christ Jesus, 4 who have risked their lives for me; I thank them, and not only I but all the Gentile churches as well. 5 Also, salute the church that meets in their house. Salute my beloved Epaenetus, the first in Asia to be reaped for Christ. 6 Salute Mary, who has worked hard for you. 7 Salute Andronicus and Junias, fellow-countrymen and fellow-prisoners of mine; they are men of note among the apostles, and they have been in Christ longer than I have. 8 Salute Amplias, my beloved in the Lord. 9 Salute Urbanus, our fellow-worker in Christ, and my beloved Stachys. 10 Salute that tried Christian, Apelles. Salute those who belong to the household of Aristobulus. 11 Salute my fellow-countryman Herodion. Salute such members of the household of Narcissus as are in the Lord. 12 Salute Tryphaena and Tryphosa, who work hard in the Lord. Salute the beloved Persis; she has worked very hard in the Lord. 13 Salute that choice Christian, Rufus; also his mother, who has been a mother to me. 14 Salute Asyncritus, Phlegon, Hermes, Patrobas, Hermas, and the brothers of their company. 15 Salute Philologus and Julia, Nereus and his sister, Olympas too, and all the saints in their company. 16 Salute one another with a holy kiss. All the churches of Christ salute you.
17 Brothers, I beg of you to keep your eye on those who stir up dissensions and put hindrances in your way, contrary to the doctrine which you have been taught. Avoid them. 18 Such creatures are no servants of Christ our Lord, they are slaves of their own base desires; with their plausible and pious talk they beguile the hearts of unsuspecting people. But surely not of you!
19 Everyone has heard of your loyalty to the gospel; it makes me rejoice over you. Still, I want you to be experts in good and innocents in evil. 20 The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet! The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.
21 Timotheus my fellow-worker salutes you; so do my fellow countrymen Lucius, Jason, and Sosipater.
22 I Tertius, who write the letter, salute you in the Lord.
23 Gaius, my host and the host of the church at large salutes you. Erastus the city-treasurer salutes you; so does brother Quartus.
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25 [Now to Him who can strengthen you by my gospel, by the preaching of Jesus Christ, by revealing the secret purpose which after the silence of long ages 26 has now been disclosed and made known on the basis of the prophetic scriptures (by command of the eternal God) to all the Gentiles for their obedience to the faith ??27 to the only wise God be glory through Jesus Christ for ever and ever: Amen.]