At my preliminary hearing no one stood by me. They all ran like scared rabbits. But it doesn't matter -
the Master stood by me and helped me spread the Message loud and clear to those who had never heard it. I was snatched from the jaws of the lion!
God's looking after me, keeping me safe in the kingdom of heaven. All praise to him, praise forever! Oh, yes!
Say hello to Priscilla and Aquila; also, the family of Onesiphorus.
Erastus stayed behind in Corinth. I had to leave Trophimus sick in Miletus.
Try hard to get here before winter. Eubulus, Pudens, Linus, Claudia, and all your friends here send greetings.
God be with you. Grace be with you.
Published by permission. Originally published by NavPress in English as THE MESSAGE: The Bible in Contemporary Language copyright 2002 by Eugene Peterson. All rights reserved. (The Message Bible Online)