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16:1Now I am commending to you our sister Phoebe, attendant of the Congregation in Cenchrea.16:2Accept her as from the Master, in a manner worthy of the holy ones, and stand by her in whatever matter she may need. For she became a presiding officer over many, including me!

16:3Greet Prisca and Aquila, my co-workers in Anointed Jesus.16:4They risked their own necks for my life; not only I but also all the Congregations among the non-Judeans thank them.16:5Greet Epanetus, who is so dear to me, and who was the first convert to the Anointed in the province of Asia.16:6Greet Mary, who works hard for you.16:7Greet Andronicus and Junia, my relatives and co-captives, who are noteworthy among the Ambassadors, and who were united with the Anointed before me.

16:8Greet Ampliatos, dear to me concerning the Master.16:9Greet Urbanus, our co-worker united with the Anointed, and my dear friend Stachys.16:10Greet Apelles, approved by the Anointed. Greet the followers of Aristobulus.16:11Greet Herodion, my relative. Greet the people of Narcissus who belong to the Master.

16:12Greet Tryphena and Tryphosa, who labor for the Master. Greet dear Persis, who also works hard for the Master.16:13Greet Rufus, chosen by the Master, and his mother and mine.16:14Greet Asyncritus, Phlegon, Hermes, Patrobas, Hermas, and the brothers and sisters with them.16:15Greet Philologos and Julia, Nereus and his sister, and Olympas, and all the holy ones together with them.16:16Greet each other warmly. All the Congregations united with the Anointed send you greetings.

16:17Now I plead with you, sisters and brothers, to make note of those who cause division and set traps, contrary to what you learned, and turn away from them.16:18Such are not slaving for our Master the Anointed but for their own appetites; through flattery and praise they seduce the hearts of the innocent.16:19Everyone knows about your compliance, and that makes me very happy, but I want you to be wise to what is good yet innocent about evil.

16:20Now may the God of peace quickly crush the Adversary under your feet! May the favor of our Master Jesus be with you all.16:21Timothy our co-worker greets you, along with Lucius and Jason and Sosipater, my relatives.16:22I, Tertius, who wrote down this letter, greet you who are united with the Master.16:23Greeting you also is my host, Gaius, and the whole Congregation. Erastus greets you (he is the administrator of the city), as does brother Quartus.16:24

16:25Now to him who is able to establish you in accord with my Gospel, and the proclamation of Jesus the Anointed— in accord with the revelation of the secret that was kept quiet through eternity past,16:26yet is now made known through the prophetic writings, according to the divine command of the eternal God being made known to all nations for obedient faith—16:27to the only wise God through Jesus the Anointed, be honor into the ages, absolutely!