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Romans 16 :: English Standard Version (ESV)

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Personal Greetings

Unchecked Copy BoxRom 16:1 - I commend to you our sister Phoebe, a servant[fn] of the church at Cenchreae,
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 16:2 - that 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.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 16:3 - Greet Prisca and Aquila, my fellow workers in Christ Jesus,
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 16:4 - 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.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 16:5 - Greet also the church in their house. Greet my beloved Epaenetus, who was the first convert[fn] to Christ in Asia.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 16:6 - Greet Mary, who has worked hard for you.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 16:7 - Greet Andronicus and Junia,[fn] my kinsmen and my fellow prisoners. They are well known to the apostles,[fn] and they were in Christ before me.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 16:8 - Greet Ampliatus, my beloved in the Lord.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 16:9 - Greet Urbanus, our fellow worker in Christ, and my beloved Stachys.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 16:10 - Greet Apelles, who is approved in Christ. Greet those who belong to the family of Aristobulus.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 16:11 - Greet my kinsman Herodion. Greet those in the Lord who belong to the family of Narcissus.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 16:12 - Greet those workers in the Lord, Tryphaena and Tryphosa. Greet the beloved Persis, who has worked hard in the Lord.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 16:13 - Greet Rufus, chosen in the Lord; also his mother, who has been a mother to me as well.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 16:14 - Greet Asyncritus, Phlegon, Hermes, Patrobas, Hermas, and the brothers[fn] who are with them.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 16:15 - Greet Philologus, Julia, Nereus and his sister, and Olympas, and all the saints who are with them.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 16:16 - Greet one another with a holy kiss. All the churches of Christ greet you.

Final Instructions and Greetings

Unchecked Copy BoxRom 16:17 - I 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.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 16:18 - For such persons do not serve our Lord Christ, but their own appetites,[fn] and by smooth talk and flattery they deceive the hearts of the naive.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 16:19 - For 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.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 16:20 - The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 16:21 - Timothy, my fellow worker, greets you; so do Lucius and Jason and Sosipater, my kinsmen.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 16:22 - I Tertius, who wrote this letter, greet you in the Lord.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 16:23 - Gaius, who is host to me and to the whole church, greets you. Erastus, the city treasurer, and our brother Quartus, greet you.[fn]


Unchecked Copy BoxRom 16:25 - Now to him who is able to strengthen you according to my gospel and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery that was kept secret for long ages
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 16:26 - but has now been disclosed and through the prophetic writings has been made known to all nations, according to the command of the eternal God, to bring about the obedience of faith—
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 16:27 - to the only wise God be glory forevermore through Jesus Christ! Amen.
ESV Footnotes
Or deaconess
Greek firstfruit
Or Junias
Or messengers
Or brothers and sisters; also verse 17
Greek their own belly
Some manuscripts insert verse 24: The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen
BLB Footnotes
Some Greek manuscripts exclude this verse. The ESV related footnote for 16:23 states:
Some manuscripts insert verse 24: The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.  

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