Final Exhortation

13 Be alert, stand firm in the faith,(A) be courageous,[a] be strong. 14 Do everything in love.(B)

15 Brothers and sisters, you know the household of Stephanas: They are the firstfruits(C) of Achaia(D) and have devoted themselves to serving the saints. I urge you 16 also to submit to such people, and to everyone who works and labors with them. 17 I am delighted to have Stephanas, Fortunatus, and Achaicus present, because these men have made up for your absence. 18 For they have refreshed my spirit(E) and yours. Therefore recognize(F) such people.

Conclusion

19 The churches of Asia(G) send you greetings.(H) Aquila and Priscilla(I) send you greetings warmly in the Lord, along with the church that meets in their home.(J) 20 All the brothers and sisters send you greetings. Greet one another with a holy kiss.(K)

21 This greeting is in my own hand(L)—Paul. 22 If anyone does not love the Lord, a curse be on him. Our Lord, come![b] 23 The grace of the Lord Jesus be with you.(M) 24 My love be with all of you in Christ Jesus.

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Footnotes

  1. 16:13 Lit act like men
  2. 16:22 Aramaic Marana tha

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