Chapter 16

Paul adviseth them to take heed of those which cause dissension, and avoid them.

1)I commend unto you Phoebe our sister, which is a servant of the church which is at Cenchrea;

2)That 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 succorer of many, and of myself also.

3)Greet Priscilla and Aquila, my helpers in Christ Jesus;

4)Who have for my life laid down their own necks; unto whom not only I give thanks, but also all the churches of the Gentiles.

5)Likewise greet the church that is in their house. Salute my well- beloved Epenetus, who is the first fruits of Achaia unto Christ.

6)Greet Mary, who bestowed much labor on us.

7)Salute Andronicus and Junia, my kinsmen, and my fellow prisoners, who are of note among the apostles, who also were in Christ before me.

8)Greet Amplias, my beloved in the Lord.

9)Salute Urbane, our helper in Christ, and Stachys my beloved.

10)Salute Apelles approved in Christ. Salute them which are of Aristobulus' church.

11)Salute Herodion my kinsman. Greet them that be of the church of Narcissus, which are in the Lord.

12)Salute Tryphena and Tryphosa, who labor in the Lord. Salute the beloved Persis, which labored much in the Lord.

13)Salute Rufus chosen in the Lord, and his mother and mine.

14)Salute Asyncritus, Phlegon, Hermas, Patrobas, Hermes, and the brethren which are with them.

15)Salute Philologus, and Julia, Nereus, and his sister, and Olympas, and all the saints which are with them.

16)Salute one another with a holy salutation. The churches of Christ salute you.

17)Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offenses contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them.

18)For 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.

19)For 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.

20)And the God of peace shall bruise Satan under your feet shortly. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen.

21)Timotheus my workfellow, and Lucius, and Jason, and Sosipater, my kinsmen, salute you.

22)I Tertius, who wrote this epistle, salute you in the Lord.

23)Gaius mine host, and of the whole church, saluteth you. Erastus the chamberlain 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 of power to stablish you according to the gospel, and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery, which was kept secret since the world began,

26)But 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;

27)To God only wise, be glory through Jesus Christ forever. Amen. Written to the romans from Corinthus, and sent by Phoebe, servant of th church at Cenchrea.