I have written and sent this short letter to you with the help of Silas, 1 whom I commend to you as a faithful brother. My purpose in writing is to encourage you and assure you that what you are experiencing is truly part of God’s grace for you. Stand firm in this grace.
13 Your sister church here in Babylon 2 sends you greetings, and so does my son Mark.
Greet each other with Christian love. 3 Peace be with all of you who are in Christ.