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Welcome the Apostolic Team

16 Now I recommend to you our sister Phoebe—who is a servant-leader of Messiah’s community at Cenchrea— so you may receive her in the Lord, in a way worthy of kedoshim, and help her in whatever matter she may need from you. For she herself has become a patroness of many, including me as well.

Greet Prisca[a] and Aquila, my fellow workers in Messiah Yeshua, who risked their own necks for my life. Not only I give them thanks, but also all of Messiah’s communities among the Gentiles. Greet also the community that meets in their house. Greet Epaenetus whom I dearly love, who is the first fruit in Asia[b] for Messiah.

Greet Miriam, who has worked hard for you.

Greet Andronicus and Junia, my kin and fellow prisoners who are well known[c] among the emissaries. They were in Messiah before me.

Greet Ampliatus, whom I dearly love in the Lord.

Greet Urbanus, our fellow worker in Messiah, and Stachys whom I dearly love.

10 Greet Apelles, who is approved in Messiah. Greet those from the household of Aristobulus.

11 Greet Herodion, my kinsman. Greet those from the household of Narcissus, who are in the Lord.

12 Greet Tryphaena and Tryphosa, workers in the Lord. Greet Persis whom I dearly love, who has worked hard in the Lord.

13 Greet Rufus, chosen in the Lord, and his mother—who was also a mother to me.

14 Greet Asyncritus, Phlegon, Hermes, Patrobas, Hermas, and the brothers and sisters with them.

15 Greet Philologus and Julia, Nereus and his sister, also Olympas and all the kedoshim with them.

16 Greet one another with a holy kiss. All of Messiah’s communities greet you. 17 Now I urge you, brothers and sisters, to keep your eye on those who are causing divisions and stumbling blocks, contrary to the teaching that you learned. Turn away from them. 18 For such people do not serve our Lord the Messiah, but only their own belly. By their smooth talk and flattery they deceive the hearts of the unsuspecting. 19 Your obedience has become known to all, so I rejoice over you—but I want you to be wise about what is good and innocent about what is evil. 20 Now the God of shalom will soon crush satan under your feet. May the grace of our Lord Yeshua be with you.

21 Timothy, my fellow worker, greets you; so do Lucius and Jason and Sosipater, my kin.

22 I, Tertius, who wrote this letter, greet you in the Lord.

23 Gaius, host to me and the whole community, greets you. Erastus, the city treasurer, greets you, and so does brother Quartus.[d]

Closing Blessing

25 Now to the One who is able to strengthen you according to my Good News and the proclamation of Yeshua the Messiah, according to the revelation of the mystery which has been kept secret for long ages 26 but now is revealed and through the Writings of the Prophets has been made known to all the nations, according to the commandment of the eternal God to bring about obedience of faith— 27 to the only wise God, through Yeshua the Messiah, to Him be the glory forever. Amen.


  1. Romans 16:3 Also Priscilla; cf. Acts 18:2, 18, 26; 1 Cor. 16:19; 2 Tim. 4:19.
  2. Romans 16:5 The Roman province of Asia, in the western part of Asia Minor (now part of Turkey).
  3. Romans 16:7 Lit. bearing a mark.
  4. Romans 16:23 Some mss. add: The grace of our Lord Yeshua the Messiah be with you all. Amen.