The report of your obedience has reached everyone. Therefore I rejoice over you. But I want you to be wise about what is good, yet innocent about what is evil.
The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet. The grace of our Lord Jesus be with you.
Timothy, my co-worker, and Lucius, Jason, and Sosipater, my fellow countrymen, greet you.
I Tertius, who penned this epistle in the Lord, greet you.
Gaius, who is host to me and to the whole church, greets you. Erastus, the city treasurer, and our brother Quartus greet you.
[The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all.]b
Now to Him who has power to strengthen you according to my gospel and the proclamation of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the sacred secret kept silent for long ages,
but now revealed and made known through the prophetic Scriptures, according to the command of the eternal God, to advance the obedience of faith among all nations-
to the only wise God, through Jesus Christ-to Him be the glory forever!c Amen.