He concludes with salutations, bidding them beware of all
that should oppose the doctrine they had learnt.
1 And I commend to you Phœbe, our sister, who is in the ministry of
the church that is in Cenchrea:
2 That you receive her in the Lord as becometh saints: and that you assist
her in whatsoever business she shall have need of you. For she also hath assisted many, and myself also.
3 Salute *Prisca, and Aquila, my helpers in Christ Jesus,
4 (Who have for my life laid down their own necks: to whom not I only give
thanks, but also all the churches of the Gentiles)
5 And the church which is in their house. Salute Epænetus, my beloved,
who is the first-fruits of Asia, in Christ.
6 Salute Mary, who hath laboured much among you.
7 Salute Andronicus, and Junias, my kinsmen and fellow-captives: who are
of note among the apostles, who also were in Christ before me.
8 Salute Ampliatus, most beloved to me in the Lord.
9 Salute Urbanus, our helper in Christ Jesus, and Stachys, my beloved.
10 Salute Apelles, approved in Christ.
11 Salute them that are of Aristobulus' household. Salute Herodion, my
kinsman. Salute them that are of Narcissus' household, who are in the Lord.
12 Salute Tryphæna and Tryphosa, who labour in the Lord. Salute Persis,
the dearly beloved, who hath much laboured in the Lord.
13 Salute Rufus, elect in the Lord, and his mother and mine.
14 Salute Asyncritus, Phlegon, Hermas, Patrobas, Hermes, and the brethren
that are with them.
15 Salute Philologus, and Julia, Nereus and his sister, and Olympias: and
all the saints that are with them.
16 Salute one another with a holy kiss. All the churches of Christ salute
17 Now I beseech you, brethren, to mark them who cause dissensions and
offences, contrary to the doctrine which you have learned, and avoid them.
18 For they that are such, serve not Christ, our Lord, but their own belly:
and by pleasing speeches, and good words, seduce the hearts of the innocent.
19 For your obedience is published in every place. I rejoice, therefore,
in you. But I would have you to be wise in good, and simple in evil.
20 And may the God of peace crush Satan under your feet. The grace of our
Lord Jesus Christ be with you.
21 *Timothy, my fellow-labourer, saluteth you, and Lucius, and Jason, and
Sosipater, my kinsmen.
22 I, Tertius, who wrote this epistle, salute you in the Lord.
23 Caius, my host, and the whole church, saluteth you. Erastus, the treasurer
of the city, saluteth you, and Quartus, a brother.
24 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.
25 Now to him that is able to establish you, according to my gospel, and
the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery kept secret from eternity,
26 (Which now is made manifest by the Scriptures of the prophets, according
to the commandment of the eternal God, for the obedience of faith) known among all nations;
27 To God, the only wise, through Jesus Christ, to whom be honour and glory
for ever and ever. Amen.
3: Acts xviii. 2. and 26.
21: Acts xvi. 1.