Old Testament

Romans 16
Greetings to Christians in Rome
161I commend to you our sister Phoebe, who is a servant of the church in Cenchrea. 2Welcome her in the Lord in a manner that is worthy of saints, and assist her in whatever way she may need your help, for she has certainly been a helper for many people, including me.
3Greet Prisca[] and Aquila, my fellow workers in Christ Jesus, 4who risked their necks for my life. I am not the only one who is thankful to them. All the churches of the Gentiles are as well.
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 relatives and fellow prisoners, who are highly regarded by the apostles. 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, who was tested and approved in Christ.
Greet those who belong to the household of Aristobulus.
11Greet Herodion, my relative.
Greet those from the household of Narcissus who are in the Lord.
12Greet Tryphena and Tryphosa, who worked hard in the Lord.
Greet my dear friend Persis, who has worked very hard for the Lord.
13Greet Rufus, chosen in the Lord, and his mother, who was a mother to me too.
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.
17But I urge you, brothers, to watch out for those who cause divisions and offenses contrary to the teaching that you learned, and keep away from them. 18For such people are not serving Christ our Lord but their own appetites.[] By smooth talk and flattery, they seduce the hearts of the unsuspecting.
19Your obedience has become known to everyone, so I am very joyful about you. But I want you to continue 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 Christ be with you.
Greetings From Those With Paul
21Timothy, my coworker, greets you, along with Lucius, Jason, and Sosipater, my relatives.
22I, Tertius, who wrote down this letter, greet you in the Lord.
23Gaius, my host and the host of the whole church, greets you.
Erastus, the city treasurer, greets you, and Quartus, the brother.[]
25Now to him who is able to strengthen you—
according to my gospel and the proclamation of Jesus Christ,
according to the revelation of the mystery that was veiled in silence for long ages past, 26but now has been revealed through the prophetic Scriptures and made known to all the Gentiles, in keeping with the command of the eternal God, resulting in the obedience of faith—
27to God, who alone is wise, be glory forever through Jesus Christ. Amen.


  • 16:3 She is called Priscilla in Acts 18:2.
  • 16:7 Or Junias, a masculine name. Some ancient interpreters considered Andronicus and Junia to be husband and wife.
  • 16:18 Literally stomach
  • 16:23 Some witnesses to the text add verse 24: May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with all of you. Other witnesses add these words after verse 27.