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Romans 16:23 The Passion Translation (TPT)

23 My kind host here in Corinth, Gaius,[a] likewise greets you, along with the entire congregation of his house church. Also, the city administrator Erastus[b] and our brother Quartus[c] send their warm greetings.


  1. Romans 16:23 This is most likely the Gaius whom Paul baptized (1 Cor. 1:14) and who became a ministry partner with Paul (Acts 19:29). Gaius means “happy,” “jolly.”
  2. Romans 16:23 Erastus was a political appointee who was undoubtedly of a high social status in the city of Corinth. His duties would have included being the treasurer of the city. Church tradition holds that he was one of the seventy disciples of Jesus and that he served as a minister (deacon) of the church in Jerusalem and later in Paneas. An excavation in Corinth uncovered a street with an ancient inscription dated to the first century AD. It read “Erastus . . . laid the pavement at his own expense.” His name means “loveable.”
  3. Romans 16:23 Quartus is recognized in church history as one of the seventy disciples sent by Jesus. He became the bishop of Beirut. Nikolai Velimirovic wrote that Quartus suffered greatly for his faith and won many converts to Christ through his ministry (Prologue from Ohrid).
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