Paul commendeth Phebe to the Christians at Rome, and sendeth salutations to many by name. He warneth them to take heed of those who cause divisions and offences. After sundry salutations, he concludeth with praise to God.
1I COMMEND unto you Phebe our sister, which is a aservant of the church which is at bCenchrea:
a v.2. Lu. 8.3. b Ac. 18.18.
2That ye creceive her in the Lord, as becometh dsaints, and that ye assist her in whatsoever business she hath need of you: for she hath been a succourer of many, and eof myself also.
c Phi. 2.29. 3Jn. 6. d v.15. e Phi. 4.3.
3fGreet Priscilla and Aquila my helpers in Christ Jesus:
f Ac. 18.2,26. 2Ti. 4.19. v.9,21.
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 gthe church that is in their house. Salute my wellbeloved Epaenetus, who his the firstfruits of Achaia unto Christ.
g Mat. 18.20. 1Co. 16.19. Col. 4.15. Phile. 2. h 1Co. 16.15. Ac. 18.10.
6Greet Mary, who ibestowed much labour on us.
i Lu. 8.3. 1Ti. 5.10.
7Salute Andronicus and Junia, jmy kinsmen, and my kfellowprisoners, who are lof note among the apostles, who also were min Christ before me.
j v.11,21. k Re. 1.9. Phi. 4.14. 2Ti. 1.8; 2.12. Ep. 3.1; 4.1. l Ga. 2.2,9. Ac. 1.15; 2.41; 4.4. m 1Co. 1.30. 2Co. 5.17. Ep. 2.10. Ga. 1.22; 6.15.
8Greet Amplias my nbeloved in the Lord.
n 1Jn. 3.14; 5.1; 4.21.
9Salute Urbane, our ohelper in Christ, and Stachys my beloved.
10Salute Apelles papproved in Christ. Salute them which are of Aristobulus' 1household.
p ch. 5.2,3. 1Pe. 1.7. Phi. 2.22.
11Salute Herodion my qkinsman. Greet them that be of the 2household of Narcissus, which are in the Lord.
12Salute Tryphena and Tryphosa, who rlabour in the Lord. Salute the beloved Persis, which laboured much in the Lord.
13Salute sRufus tchosen in the Lord, and his mother and mine.
s Mar. 15.21. t Ep. 1.4. 2Jn. 1. Mat. 20.16; 22.14.
14Salute uAsyncritus, Phlegon, Hermas, Patrobas, Hermes, and the vbrethren which are with them.
u Mat. 12.49. Jn. 19.27. v He. 3.1. Ga. 3.26. Jn. 20.17. He. 2.11,12.
15Salute Philologus, and Julia, Nereus, and his sister, and Olympas, and all wthe saints which are with them.
w Is. 60.21; 62.12. He. 3.1. 1Pe. 1.2. 1Co. 6.11. Tit. 3.5; 2.11,12,14. v.2.
16xSalute one another with an holy kiss. The churches of Christ salute you.
x 1Co. 16.20. 2Co. 13.12. 1Th. 5.26. 1Pe. 1.22; 5.14.
17Now I beseech you, brethren, ymark them which cause zdivisions and aoffences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them.
y Mat. 18.8,17. Ac. 15.1,5,24. 1Co. 5.9,11. Ga. 1.9; 5.9. Phi. 3.2. Col. 2.8. 2Th. 3.6,14. 1Ti. 6.3-5. 2Ti. 3.2-5. Tit. 3.10. 2Jn. 10,11. z 1Co. 3.3. a ch. 14.13.
18For bthey 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.
b Phi. 3.19. Is. 56.10-12. Eze. 13.18. 2Co. 2.17; 4.2; 11.23. Col. 2.4. 1Th. 2.3. 2Th. 2.8. 1Ti. 6.5. 2Ti. 2.17; 3.2-6; 4.3. Tit. 3.10. 2Pe. 2.3. Jude 2. 2Th. 2. Mat. 24.11,24. Pr. 14.15.
19For your obedience is ccome *abroad unto all men. I am glad therefore on your behalf: but yet I would have you dwise unto that which is good, and 3*simple concerning evil.
*abroad-over a wide area.
c ch. 1.8. 1Th. 1.8. d Mat. 10.16. 1Co. 14.20. 1Th. 5.21. Lu. 10.3.
20And the eGod of peace shall 4bruise Satan under your feet shortly. fThe grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen.
e ch. 15.33. He. 13.20. Ge. 3.15. 1Jn. 3.8. He. 2.14. Re. 12.10. f v.24. ch. 15.33. 1Co. 16.23. 2Co. 13.14. Ga. 6.18. Ep. 6.24. Phi. 4.23. Col. 4.18. 1Th. 5.28. 2Th. 3.18. 1Ti. 6.21. 2Ti. 4.22. Tit. 3.15. He. 13.25. Re. 22.21.
21gTimotheus my workfellow, and hLucius, and iJason, and Sosipater, my kinsmen, salute you.
g Ac. 16-20. Phi. 2.19. 1Th. 3.2. He. 13.23. Ac. 19.22; 20.4. 3Jn. 8. h Ac. 13.1. i Ac. 17.5,6,7,9; 20.4.
22I Tertius, jwho wrote this epistle, salute you in the Lord.
j 1Co. 16.21.
23kGaius mine host, and of the whole church, saluteth you. lErastus the *chamberlain of the city saluteth you, and Quartus a brother.
k 3Jn. 1. 1Co. 1.14. l 2Ti. 4.20.
24mThe grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.
25Now to him that is nof power to stablish you oaccording to my gospel, and the preaching of Jesus Christ, paccording to the revelation of the mystery, which was kept secret since the world began,
n 2Ti. 3.1,12. Ep. 3.20. Jude 24. He. 7.25. 1Th. 3.13. 2Th. 2.17; 3.3. o ch. 2.16. 1Co. 1.23,24; 2.2. Ep. 3.8. p 1Co. 2.7. Ep. 1.9; 3.3,4,5,9. Col. 1.26,27. 2Ti. 1.10. 1Pe. 1.20. ch. 3.21.
26But qnow is made manifest, and rby the scriptures of the prophets, saccording to the commandment of the everlasting God, made known to all nations for the tobedience of faith:
q ch. 1.5. Col. 1.26,27. 2Ti. 1.10. Tit. 1.3. Ep. 1.9; 3.3,4,5,9. r ch. 1.2. s Mar. 16.15. Mat. 28.19. Is. 11.9. t ch. 1.5. 2Co. 10.4,5. Ac. 6.7.
27uTo God vonly wise, be glory through Jesus Christ for ever. Amen.
u ch. 9.5; 11.36. Ga. 1.5. Phi. 4.20. Ep. 3.20,21. 1Ti. 1.17; 6.16. 2Ti. 4.18. He. 13.21. 1Pe. 4.11; 5.11. 2Pe. 3.18. Jude 25. Re. 1.6; 5.13. v Ps. 147.5. Da. 2.21. 1Ti. 1.17. ch. 11.33,34.