Final Instructions and Greetings

17 I appeal to you, brothers, to watch out for those who cause divisions and create obstacles (A)contrary to the doctrine that you have been taught; (B)avoid them. 18 For such persons do not serve our Lord Christ, but (C)their own appetites,[a] and (D)by smooth talk and flattery they deceive the hearts of the naive. 19 For (E)your obedience is known to all, so that I rejoice over you, but I want you (F)to be wise as to what is good and innocent as to what is evil. 20 (G)The God of peace (H)will soon crush Satan under your feet. (I)The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.

21 (J)Timothy, my fellow worker, greets you; so do Lucius and Jason and Sosipater, my kinsmen.

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

23 (L)Gaius, who is host to me and to the whole church, greets you. Erastus, the city treasurer, and our brother Quartus, greet you.[b]

Doxology

25 (M)Now to him who is able to strengthen you (N)according to my gospel and the preaching of Jesus Christ, (O)according to the revelation of the mystery (P)that was kept secret for (Q)long ages 26 but (R)has now been disclosed and through the prophetic writings has been made known to all nations, according to the command of the eternal God, (S)to bring about the obedience of faith— 27 to (T)the only wise God (U)be glory forevermore through Jesus Christ! Amen.

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Footnotes

  1. Romans 16:18 Greek their own belly
  2. Romans 16:23 Some manuscripts insert verse 24: The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen

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