Romans 16

Personal Greetings

1 I commend to you our sister Phoebe, a servant 1 of the church at p Cenchreae, 2 that you q may welcome her in the Lord in a way worthy of the saints, and help her in whatever she may need from you, for she has been a patron of many and of myself as well.

3 Greet r Prisca and Aquila, my fellow workers in Christ Jesus, 4 who risked their necks for my life, to whom not only I give thanks but all the churches of the Gentiles give thanks as well. 5 Greet also s the church in their house. Greet my beloved Epaenetus, who was t the first convert 2 to Christ in Asia. 6 Greet Mary, who has worked hard for you. 7 Greet Andronicus and Junia, 3 my kinsmen and my u fellow prisoners. They are well known to the apostles, 4 and they were in Christ before me. 8 Greet Ampliatus, my beloved in the Lord. 9 Greet Urbanus, our fellow worker in Christ, and my beloved Stachys. 10 Greet Apelles, who is approved in Christ. Greet those v who belong to the family of Aristobulus. 11 Greet my kinsman Herodion. Greet those in the Lord who belong to the family of Narcissus. 12 Greet those workers in the Lord, Tryphaena and Tryphosa. Greet the beloved Persis, who has worked hard in the Lord. 13 Greet Rufus, chosen in the Lord; also his mother, who has been a mother to me as well. 14 Greet Asyncritus, Phlegon, Hermes, Patrobas, Hermas, and the brothers 5 who are with them. 15 Greet Philologus, Julia, Nereus and his sister, and Olympas, and all the saints who are with them. 16 w Greet one another with a holy kiss. All the churches of Christ greet you.

Final Instructions and Greetings

17 I appeal to you, brothers, to watch out for those who cause divisions and create obstacles x contrary to the doctrine that you have been taught; y avoid them. 18 For such persons do not serve our Lord Christ, but z their own appetites, 6 and a by smooth talk and flattery they deceive the hearts of the naive. 19 For b your obedience is known to all, so that I rejoice over you, but I want you c to be wise as to what is good and innocent as to what is evil. 20 d The God of peace e will soon crush Satan under your feet. f The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.

21 g Timothy, my fellow worker, greets you; so do Lucius and Jason and Sosipater, my kinsmen.

22 I Tertius, h who wrote this letter, greet you in the Lord.

23 i Gaius, who is host to me and to the whole church, greets you. Erastus, the city treasurer, and our brother Quartus, greet you. 7


25 j Now to him who is able to strengthen you k according to my gospel and the preaching of Jesus Christ, l according to the revelation of the mystery m that was kept secret for n long ages 26 but o has now been disclosed and through the prophetic writings has been made known to all nations, according to the command of the eternal God, p to bring about the obedience of faith - 27 to q the only wise God r be glory forevermore through Jesus Christ! Amen.

  1. Cross References
    Acts 18:18
    After this, Paul stayed many days longer and then took leave of the brothers and set sail for Syria, and with him Priscilla and Aquila. At Cenchreae he had cut his hair, for he was under a vow.
  2. Cross References
    Philippians 2:29
    So receive him in the Lord with all joy, and honor such men.
  3. Cross References
    Acts 18:2
    And he found a Jew named Aquila, a native of Pontus, recently come from Italy with his wife Priscilla, because Claudius had commanded all the Jews to leave Rome. And he went to see them.
  4. Cross References
    1 Corinthians 16:19
    The churches of Asia send you greetings. Aquila and Prisca, together with the church in their house, send you hearty greetings in the Lord.
    Colossians 4:15
    Give my greetings to the brothers at Laodicea, and to Nympha and the church in her house.
    Philemon 1:2
    And Apphia our sister and Archippus our fellow soldier, and the church in your house:
  5. Cross References
    1 Corinthians 16:15
    Now I urge you, brothers - you know that the household of Stephanas were the first converts in Achaia, and that they have devoted themselves to the service of the saints -
  6. Cross References
    Colossians 4:10
    Aristarchus my fellow prisoner greets you, and Mark the cousin of Barnabas (concerning whom you have received instructions - if he comes to you, welcome him).
    Philemon 1:23
    Epaphras, my fellow prisoner in Christ Jesus, sends greetings to you.
  7. Cross References
    1 Corinthians 1:11
    For it has been reported to me by Chloe's people that there is quarreling among you, my brothers.
  8. Cross References
    1 Corinthians 16:20
    All the brothers send you greetings. Greet one another with a holy kiss.
    2 Corinthians 13:12
    Greet one another with a holy kiss.
    1 Thessalonians 5:26
    Greet all the brothers with a holy kiss.
    1 Peter 5:14
    Greet one another with the kiss of love. Peace to all of you who are in Christ.
  9. Cross References
    1 Timothy 1:3
    As I urged you when I was going to Macedonia, remain at Ephesus so that you may charge certain persons not to teach any different doctrine.
    1 Timothy 6:3
    If anyone teaches a different doctrine and does not agree with the sound words of our Lord Jesus Christ and the teaching that accords with godliness.
  10. Cross References
    2 John 1:10
    If anyone comes to you and does not bring this teaching, do not receive him into your house or give him any greeting.
  11. Cross References
    Philippians 3:19
    Their end is destruction, their god is their belly, and they glory in their shame, with minds set on earthly things.
    2 Timothy 3:4
    Treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God.
    Titus 1:12
    One of the Cretans, a prophet of their own, said, "Cretans are always liars, evil beasts, lazy gluttons.
  12. Cross References
    Colossians 2:4
    I say this in order that no one may delude you with plausible arguments.
    2 Peter 2:3
    And in their greed they will exploit you with false words. Their condemnation from long ago is not idle, and their destruction is not asleep.
  13. Cross References
    Romans 1:8
    First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for all of you, because your faith is proclaimed in all the world.
  14. Cross References
    Jeremiah 4:22
    "For my people are foolish; they know me not; they are stupid children; they have no understanding. They are 'wise' - in doing evil! But how to do good they know not."
    Matthew 10:16
    Behold, I am sending you out as sheep in the midst of wolves, so be wise as serpents and innocent as doves.
  15. Cross References
    Romans 15:33
    May the God of peace be with you all. Amen.
  16. Cross References
    Genesis 3:15
    I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and her offspring; he shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise his heel.
    Luke 10:17 - 19
    The seventy-two returned with joy, saying, "Lord, even the demons are subject to us in your name!
    Revelation 12:11
    And they have conquered him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, for they loved not their lives even unto death.
  17. Cross References
    1 Corinthians 16:23
    The grace of the Lord Jesus be with you.
  18. Cross References
    Acts 16:1
    Paul came also to Derbe and to Lystra. A disciple was there, named Timothy, the son of a Jewish woman who was a believer, but his father was a Greek.
  19. Cross References
    1 Corinthians 16:21
    I, Paul, write this greeting with my own hand.
  20. Cross References
    1 Corinthians 1:14
    I thank God that I baptized none of you except Crispus and Gaius.
    Acts 19:29
    So the city was filled with the confusion, and they rushed together into the theater, dragging with them Gaius and Aristarchus, Macedonians who were Paul's companions in travel.
    Acts 20:4
    Sopater the Berean, son of Pyrrhus, accompanied him; and of the Thessalonians, Aristarchus and Secundus; and Gaius of Derbe, and Timothy; and the Asians, Tychicus and Trophimus.
    3 John 1:1
    The elder to the beloved Gaius, whom I love in truth.
  21. Cross References
    Ephesians 3:20
    Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us.
    Jude 1:24
    Now to him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you blameless before the presence of his glory with great joy.
  22. Cross References
    Romans 2:16
    On that day when, according to my gospel, God judges the secrets of men by Christ Jesus.
  23. Cross References
    1 Corinthians 2:1
    And I, when I came to you, brothers, did not co...
    1 Corinthians 4:1
    This is how one should regard us, as servants o...
    Ephesians 1:9
    Making known to us the mystery of his will, acc...
    Ephesians 3:3 - 5
    How the mystery was made known to me by revelat...
    Ephesians 5:32
    This mystery is profound, and I am saying that ...
    Ephesians 6:19
    And also for me, that words may be given to me ...
  24. Cross References
    1 Corinthians 2:7
    But we impart a secret and hidden wisdom of God, which God decreed before the ages for our glory.
  25. Cross References
    2 Timothy 1:9
    Who saved us and called us to a holy calling, not because of our works but because of his own purpose and grace, which he gave us in Christ Jesus before the ages began.
    Titus 1:2
    In hope of eternal life, which God, who never lies, promised before the ages began
  26. Cross References
    Colossians 1:26
    The mystery hidden for ages and generations but now revealed to his saints.
    2 Timothy 1:10
    And which now has been manifested through the appearing of our Savior Christ Jesus, who abolished death and brought life and immortality to light through the gospel.
    Titus 1:3
    And at the proper time manifested in his word through the preaching with which I have been entrusted by the command of God our Savior.
  27. Cross References
    Colossians 1:6
    Which has come to you, as indeed in the whole world it is bearing fruit and growing - as it also does among you, since the day you heard it and understood the grace of God in truth.
    Romans 1:5
    Through whom we have received grace and apostleship to bring about the obedience of faith for the sake of his name among all the nations.
  28. Cross References
    1 Timothy 1:17
    To the King of ages, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen.
    1 Timothy 6:16
    Who alone has immortality, who dwells in unapproachable light, whom no one has ever seen or can see. To him be honor and eternal dominion. Amen.
  29. Cross References
    Romans 11:36
    For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be glory forever. Amen.
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