The Holy Bible – Knox Translation
The Epistle of the Blessed Apostle Paul to the Romans
I commend our sister Phoebe to you; she has devoted her services to the church at Cenchrae.
Make her welcome in the Lord as saints should, and help her in any business where she needs your help; she has been a good friend to many, myself among them.
My greetings to Prisca and Aquila, who have worked at my side in the service of Christ Jesus,✻
and put their heads on the block to save my life; not only I but all the churches of the Gentiles have reason to be grateful to them.
My greetings, also, to the church in their household; to my dear Epaenetus, the first offering Asia made to Christ,
and to Mary, who has spent so much labour on you.
My greetings to Andronicus and Junias, kinsmen and fellow prisoners of mine, who have won repute among the apostles that were in Christ’s service before me.✻
My greetings to Amplias, whom I love so well in the Lord;
to Urbanus, who helped our work in Christ’s cause, and to my dear Stachys;
to Apelles, a man tried in Christ’s service;
and those of Aristobulus’ household; to my kinsman Herodion, and to such of Narcissus’ household as belong to the Lord.
My greetings to Tryphæna and Tryphosa, who have worked for the Lord so well; and dear Persis, too; she has been long in the Lord’s service.
My greetings to Rufus, a chosen servant of the Lord, and his mother, who has been a mother to me;✻
to Asyncritus, Phlegon, Hermas, Patrobas, Hermes, and the brethren who are with them;
to Philologus and Julia, Nereus and his sister, Olympias, and all the saints who are of their company.
Greet one another with the kiss of saints; all the churches of Christ send you their greeting.
Brethren, I entreat you to keep a watch on those who are causing dissension and doing hurt to consciences, without regard to the teaching which has been given you; avoid their company.
Such men are no servants of Christ our Lord; their own hungry bellies are their masters; but guileless hearts are deceived by their flattering talk and their pious greetings.
You are renowned all over the world for your loyalty to the gospel, and I am proud of you; but I would wish to see you circumspect where there is a good end to be served, innocent only of harmful intent.
So God, who is the author of peace, will crush Satan✻ under your feet before long. May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.
Timothy, who works at my side, sends you his greeting; so do my kinsmen, Lucius and Jason and Sosipater.
(I, Tertius, who have committed this letter to paper, greet you in the name of the Lord.)
Greetings to you from my host, Caius, and from all the church;✻ from Erastus, treasurer of the city, and your brother Quartus.
May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all, Amen.
There is one who is able to set your feet firmly in the path of that gospel which I preach, when I herald Jesus Christ; a gospel which reveals the mystery, hidden from us through countless ages,
but now made plain, through what the prophets have written; now published, at the eternal God’s command, to all the nations, so as to win the homage of their faith.
To him, to God who alone is wise, glory be given from age to age, through Jesus Christ, Amen.
The Holy Bible