Stay awake, stand firm in your faith, be brave, be strong.
Everything should be done in love.
Brothers and sisters, I encourage you to do something else. You know that the people in Stephanas' household were the first crop of the harvest to come from the mission to Achaia. They have dedicated themselves to the service of God's people.
So accept the authority of people like them and of anyone who cooperates and works hard.
I'm so happy that Stephanas, Fortunatus, and Achaicus have arrived; they've made up for my missing you.
Indeed they've provided my spirit and yours with a much-needed rest. Therefore, give them proper recognition.
The churches in the province of Asia greet you. Aquila and Prisca greet you warmly in the Lord, together with the church that meets in their house.
All the brothers and sisters greet you. You in turn should greet each other with a holy kiss.
Here is my greeting in my own handwriting—Paul.
A curse on anyone who doesn't love the Lord. Come, Lord!