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Romans 16

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Paul wills the brethren to greet many;

16:1 I commend to you Phoebe, our sister, who is a servant of the assembly that is at Cenchreae,

16:2 that you receive her in the Lord, in a way worthy of the saints,
  and that you assist her in whatever matter she may need from you,
  for she herself also has been a helper of many, and of my own self.

16:3 Greet Prisca and Aquila, my fellow workers in Christ Jesus,

16:4 who for my life, laid down their own necks; to whom not only I give thanks, but also all the assemblies of the Gentiles.

16:5 Greet the assembly that is in their house. Greet Epaenetus, my beloved, who is the first fruits of Achaia to Christ.

16:6 Greet Mary, who labored much for us.

16:7 Greet Andronicus and Junia, my relatives and my fellow prisoners, who are notable among the apostles, who also were in Christ before me.

16:8 Greet Amplias, my beloved in the Lord.

16:9 Greet Urbanus, our fellow worker in Christ, and Stachys, my beloved.

16:10 Greet Apelles, the approved in Christ. Greet those who are of the household of Aristobulus.

16:11 Greet Herodion, my kinsman. Greet them of the household of Narcissus, who are in the Lord.

16:12 Greet Tryphaena and Tryphosa, who labor in the Lord. Greet Persis, the beloved, who labored much in the Lord.

16:13 Greet Rufus, the chosen in the Lord, and his mother and mine.

16:14 Greet Asyncritus, Phlegon, Hermes, Patrobas, Hermas, and the brothers who are with them.

16:15 Greet Philologus and Julia, Nereus and his sister, and Olympas, and all the saints who are with them.

16:16 Greet one another with a holy kiss. The assemblies of Christ greet you.

and advises them to take heed of those which cause dissension and offences;

16:17 Now I beg you, brothers, look out for those who are causing the divisions and occasions of stumbling, contrary to the doctrine which you learned, and turn away from them.

16:18 For those who are such donít serve our Lord, Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by their smooth and flattering speech, they deceive the hearts of the innocent.

16:19 For your obedience has become known to all. I rejoice therefore over you.

But I desire to have you wise in that which is good, but innocent in that which is evil.

16:20 And the God of peace will quickly crush Satan under your feet. *
  The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.

and after sundry salutations ends with praise and thanks to God.

16:21 Timothy, my fellow worker, greets you, as do Lucius, Jason, and Sosipater, my relatives.

16:22 I, Tertius, who write the letter, greet you in the Lord.

16:23 Gaius, my host and host of the whole assembly, greets you. Erastus, the treasurer of the city, greets you, as does Quartus, the brother.

16:24 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all! Amen.

16:25 * [One early version places Romans 14:24-26 here after Romans 16:24.]

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