1I commend to you our sister Phoebe, a servant of the church at Cenchreae, (Ac 18:18)2that you 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. (Php 2:29)3Greet Prisca and Aquila, my fellow workers in Christ Jesus, (Ac 18:2)4who risked their necks for my life, to whom not only I give thanks but all the churches of the Gentiles give thanks as well.5Greet also the church in their house. Greet my beloved Epaenetus, who was the first convert to Christ in Asia. (1Co 16:15; 1Co 16:19; Col 4:15; Phm 1:2)6Greet Mary, who has worked hard for you.7Greet Andronicus and Junia, my kinsmen and my fellow prisoners. They are well known to the apostles, and they were in Christ before me. (Col 4:10; Phm 1:23)8Greet Ampliatus, my beloved in the Lord.9Greet Urbanus, our fellow worker in Christ, and my beloved Stachys.10Greet Apelles, who is approved in Christ. Greet those who belong to the family of Aristobulus. (1Co 1:11)11Greet my kinsman Herodion. Greet those in the Lord who belong to the family of Narcissus.12Greet those workers in the Lord, Tryphaena and Tryphosa. Greet the beloved Persis, who has worked hard in the Lord.13Greet Rufus, chosen in the Lord; also his mother, who has been a mother to me as well.14Greet Asyncritus, Phlegon, Hermes, Patrobas, Hermas, and the brothers who are with them.15Greet Philologus, Julia, Nereus and his sister, and Olympas, and all the saints who are with them.16Greet one another with a holy kiss. All the churches of Christ greet you. (1Co 16:20; 2Co 13:12; 1Th 5:26; 1Pe 5:14)
Final Instructions and Greetings
17I appeal to you, brothers, to watch out for those who cause divisions and create obstacles contrary to the doctrine that you have been taught; avoid them. (1Ti 1:3; 1Ti 6:3; 2Jo 1:10)18For such persons do not serve our Lord Christ, but their own appetites, and by smooth talk and flattery they deceive the hearts of the naive. (Php 3:19; Col 2:4; 2Ti 3:4; Tit 1:12; 2Pe 2:3)19For your obedience is known to all, so that I rejoice over you, but I want you to be wise as to what is good and innocent as to what is evil. (Jer 4:22; Mt 10:16; Ro 1:8)20The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. (Ge 3:15; Lu 10:17; Ro 15:33; 1Co 16:23; Re 12:11)21Timothy, my fellow worker, greets you; so do Lucius and Jason and Sosipater, my kinsmen. (Ac 16:1)22I Tertius, who wrote this letter, greet you in the Lord. (1Co 16:21)23Gaius, who is host to me and to the whole church, greets you. Erastus, the city treasurer, and our brother Quartus, greet you. (Ac 19:29; Ac 20:4; 1Co 1:14; 3Jo 1:1)
1I commend to you our sister Phoebe, a deacon of the church in Cenchreae. (Php 1:1; 1Ti 3:8; 1Ti 3:12)2I ask you to receive her in the Lord in a way worthy of his people and to give her any help she may need from you, for she has been the benefactor of many people, including me.3Greet Priscilla and Aquila, my fellow workers in Christ Jesus.4They risked their lives for me. Not only I but all the churches of the Gentiles are grateful to them.5Greet also the church that meets at their house. Greet my dear friend Epenetus, who was the first convert to Christ in the province of Asia.6Greet Mary, who worked very hard for you.7Greet Andronicus and Junia, my fellow Jews who have been in prison with me. They are outstanding among the apostles, and they were in Christ before I was.8Greet Ampliatus, my dear friend in the Lord.9Greet Urbanus, our fellow worker in Christ, and my dear friend Stachys.10Greet Apelles, whose fidelity to Christ has stood the test. Greet those who belong to the household of Aristobulus.11Greet Herodion, my fellow Jew. Greet those in the household of Narcissus who are in the Lord.12Greet Tryphena and Tryphosa, those women who work hard in the Lord. Greet my dear friend Persis, another woman who has worked very hard in the Lord.13Greet Rufus, chosen in the Lord, and his mother, who has been a mother to me, too.14Greet Asyncritus, Phlegon, Hermes, Patrobas, Hermas and the other brothers and sisters with them.15Greet Philologus, Julia, Nereus and his sister, and Olympas and all the Lord’s people who are with them.16Greet one another with a holy kiss. All the churches of Christ send greetings.17I urge you, brothers and sisters, to watch out for those who cause divisions and put obstacles in your way that are contrary to the teaching you have learned. Keep away from them.18For such people are not serving our Lord Christ, but their own appetites. By smooth talk and flattery they deceive the minds of naive people.19Everyone has heard about your obedience, so I rejoice because of you; but I want you to be wise about what is good, and innocent about what is evil.20The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet. The grace of our Lord Jesus be with you.21Timothy, my co-worker, sends his greetings to you, as do Lucius, Jason and Sosipater, my fellow Jews.22I, Tertius, who wrote down this letter, greet you in the Lord.23-24Gaius, whose hospitality I and the whole church here enjoy, sends you his greetings. Erastus, who is the city’s director of public works, and our brother Quartus send you their greetings.25Now to him who is able to establish you in accordance with my gospel, the message I proclaim about Jesus Christ, in keeping with the revelation of the mystery hidden for long ages past,26but now revealed and made known through the prophetic writings by the command of the eternal God, so that all the Gentiles might come to the obedience that comes from faith –27to the only wise God be glory for ever through Jesus Christ! Amen.
King James Version
1I commend unto you Phebe our sister, which is a servant of the church which is at Cenchrea:2That ye receive her in the Lord, as becometh saints, and that ye assist her in whatsoever business she hath need of you: for she hath been a succourer of many, and of myself also.3Greet Priscilla and Aquila my helpers in Christ Jesus:4Who have for my life laid down their own necks: unto whom not only I give thanks, but also all the churches of the Gentiles.5Likewise greet the church that is in their house. Salute my wellbeloved Epaenetus, who is the firstfruits of Achaia unto Christ.6Greet Mary, who bestowed much labour on us.7Salute Andronicus and Junia, my kinsmen, and my fellowprisoners, who are of note among the apostles, who also were in Christ before me.8Greet Amplias my beloved in the Lord.9Salute Urbane, our helper in Christ, and Stachys my beloved.10Salute Apelles approved in Christ. Salute them which are of Aristobulus' household.11Salute Herodion my kinsman. Greet them that be of the household of Narcissus, which are in the Lord.12Salute Tryphena and Tryphosa, who labour in the Lord. Salute the beloved Persis, which laboured much in the Lord.13Salute Rufus chosen in the Lord, and his mother and mine.14Salute Asyncritus, Phlegon, Hermas, Patrobas, Hermes, and the brethren which are with them.15Salute Philologus, and Julia, Nereus, and his sister, and Olympas, and all the saints which are with them.16Salute one another with an holy kiss. The churches of Christ salute you.17Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them.18For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple.19For your obedience is come abroad unto all men. I am glad therefore on your behalf: but yet I would have you wise unto that which is good, and simple concerning evil.20And the God of peace shall bruise Satan under your feet shortly. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen.21Timotheus my workfellow, and Lucius, and Jason, and Sosipater, my kinsmen, salute you.22I Tertius, who wrote this epistle, salute you in the Lord.23Gaius mine host, and of the whole church, saluteth you. Erastus the chamberlain of the city saluteth you, and Quartus a brother.24The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.25Now to him that is of power to stablish you according to my gospel, and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery, which was kept secret since the world began,26But now is made manifest, and by the scriptures of the prophets, according to the commandment of the everlasting God, made known to all nations for the obedience of faith:27To God only wise, be glory through Jesus Christ for ever. Amen.
New International Reader’s Version
1I would like you to welcome our sister Phoebe. She is a deacon of the church in Cenchreae.2I ask you to receive her as one who belongs to the Lord. Receive her in the way God’s people should. Give her any help she may need from you. She has been a great help to many people, including me.3Greet Priscilla and Aquila. They work together with me in serving Christ Jesus.4They have put their lives in danger for me. I am thankful for them. So are all the Gentile churches.5Greet also the church that meets in the house of Priscilla and Aquila. Greet my dear friend Epenetus. He was the first person in Asia Minor to become a believer in Christ.6Greet Mary. She worked very hard for you.7Greet Andronicus and Junia, my fellow Jews. They have been in prison with me. They are leaders among the apostles. They became believers in Christ before I did.8Greet Ampliatus, my dear friend in the Lord.9Greet Urbanus. He works together with me in serving Christ. And greet my dear friend Stachys.10Greet Apelles. He remained faithful to Christ even when he was tested. Greet those who live in the house of Aristobulus.11Greet Herodion, my fellow Jew. Greet the believers who live in the house of Narcissus.12Greet Tryphena and Tryphosa. Those women work hard for the Lord. Greet my dear friend Persis. She is another woman who has worked very hard for the Lord.13Greet Rufus. He is a chosen believer in the Lord. And greet his mother. She has been like a mother to me too.14Greet Asyncritus, Phlegon and Hermes. Greet Patrobas, Hermas and the other brothers and sisters with them.15Greet Philologus, Julia, Nereus and his sister. Greet Olympas and all of the Lord’s people who are with them.16Greet one another with a holy kiss. All the churches of Christ send their greetings.17I am warning you, brothers and sisters, to watch out for those who try to keep you from staying together. They want to trip you up. They teach you things opposite to what you have learned. Stay away from them.18People like that are not serving Christ our Lord. They are serving only themselves. With smooth talk and with words they don’t mean they fool people who don’t know any better.19Everyone has heard that you obey God. So you have filled me with joy. I want you to be wise about what is good. And I want you to have nothing to do with what is evil.20The God who gives peace will soon crush Satan under your feet. May the grace of our Lord Jesus be with you.21Timothy works together with me. He sends his greetings to you. So do Lucius, Jason and Sosipater, my fellow Jews.22I, Tertius, wrote down this letter. I greet you as a believer in the Lord.23-24Gaius sends you his greetings. He has welcomed me and the whole church here into his house. Erastus is the director of public works here in the city. He sends you his greetings. Our brother Quartus also greets you.25May God receive glory. He is able to strengthen your faith. He does this in keeping with the good news and the message I preach. It is the message about Jesus Christ. This message is in keeping with the mystery hidden for a very long time.26The mystery has now been made known through the writings of the prophets. The eternal God commanded that it be made known. God wanted all the Gentiles to obey him by trusting in him.27May the only wise God receive glory for ever through Jesus Christ. Amen.