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Romans 16 NIRV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 I would like you to welcome our sister Phoebe. She serves the church in Cenchrea. 1 I commend to you our sister Phoebe, a servant of the church in Cenchrea.
2 I ask you to receive her as one who belongs to the Lord. Receive her in the way God's people should. Give her any help she may need from you. She has been a great help to many people, including me. 2 I ask you to receive her in the Lord in a way worthy of the saints and to give her any help she may need from you, for she has been a great help to many people, including me.
3 Greet Priscilla and Aquila. They work together with me in serving Christ Jesus. 3 Greet Priscilla and Aquila, my fellow workers in Christ Jesus.
4 They have put their lives in danger for me. I am thankful for them. So are all the non-Jewish churches. 4 They risked their lives for me. Not only I but all the churches of the Gentiles are grateful to them.
5 Greet also the church that meets in the house of Priscilla and Aquila. 5 Greet also the church that meets at their house. Greet my dear friend Epenetus, who was the first convert to Christ in the province of Asia.
6 Greet Mary. She worked very hard for you. 6 Greet Mary, who worked very hard for you.
7 Greet Andronicus and Junias, my relatives. They have been in prison with me. They are leaders among the apostles. They became believers in Christ before I did. 7 Greet Andronicus and Junias, my relatives who have been in prison with me. They are outstanding among the apostles, and they were in Christ before I was.
8 Greet Ampliatus. I love him as a brother in the Lord. 8 Greet Ampliatus, whom I love in the Lord.
9 Greet Urbanus. He works together with me in serving Christ. And greet my dear friend Stachys. 9 Greet Urbanus, our fellow worker in Christ, and my dear friend Stachys.
10 Greet Apelles. Even though he was put to the test, he remained faithful as one who belonged to Christ. 10 Greet Apelles, tested and approved in Christ.
11 Greet Herodion, my relative. 11 Greet Herodion, my relative. Greet those in the household of Narcissus who are in the Lord.
12 Greet Tryphena and Tryphosa. Those women work hard for the Lord. 12 Greet Tryphena and Tryphosa, those women who work hard in the Lord. Greet my dear friend Persis, another woman who has worked very hard in the Lord.
13 Greet Rufus. He is a choice believer in the Lord. And greet his mother. She has been like a mother to me too. 13 Greet Rufus, chosen in the Lord, and his mother, who has been a mother to me, too.
14 Greet Asyncritus, Phlegon and Hermes. Greet Patrobas, Hermas and the believers with them. 14 Greet Asyncritus, Phlegon, Hermes, Patrobas, Hermas and the brothers with them.
15 Greet Philologus, Julia, Nereus and his sister. Greet Olympas and all of God's people with them. 15 Greet Philologus, Julia, Nereus and his sister, and Olympas and all the saints with them.
16 Greet one another with a holy kiss. All the churches of Christ send their greetings. 16 Greet one another with a holy kiss. All the churches of Christ send greetings.
17 I am warning you, brothers and sisters, to watch out for those who try to keep you from staying together. They want to trip you up. They teach you things opposite to what you have learned. Stay away from them. 17 I urge you, brothers, to watch out for those who cause divisions and put obstacles in your way that are contrary to the teaching you have learned. Keep away from them.
18 People like that are not serving Christ our Lord. They are serving only themselves. With smooth talk and with words they don't mean they fool people who don't know any better. 18 For such people are not serving our Lord Christ, but their own appetites. By smooth talk and flattery they deceive the minds of naive people.
19 Everyone has heard that you obey God. So you have filled me with joy. I want you to be wise about what is good. And I want you to have nothing to do with what is evil. 19 Everyone has heard about your obedience, so I am full of joy over you; but I want you to be wise about what is good, and innocent about what is evil.
20 The God who gives peace will soon crush Satan under your feet. May the grace of our Lord Jesus be with you. 20 The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet. The grace of our Lord Jesus be with you.
21 Timothy works together with me. He sends his greetings to you. So do Lucius, Jason and Sosipater, my relatives. 21 Timothy, my fellow worker, sends his greetings to you, as do Lucius, Jason and Sosipater, my relatives.
22 I, Tertius, wrote down this letter. I greet you as a believer in the Lord. 22 I, Tertius, who wrote down this letter, greet you in the Lord.
23 Gaius sends you his greetings. He has welcomed me and the whole church here into his house. Erastus is the director of public works here in the city. He sends you his greetings. Our brother Quartus also greets you. 23 Gaius, whose hospitality I and the whole church here enjoy, sends you his greetings. Erastus, who is the city's director of public works, and our brother Quartus send you their greetings.
25 May God receive glory. He is able to strengthen your faith because of the good news I preach. It is the message about Jesus Christ. It is in keeping with the mystery that was hidden for a very long time. 25 Now to him who is able to establish you by my gospel and the proclamation of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery hidden for long ages past,
26 The mystery has now been made known through the writings of the prophets. The eternal God commanded that it be made known. He wanted all nations to believe and obey him. 26 but now revealed and made known through the prophetic writings by the command of the eternal God, so that all nations might believe and obey him--
27 May the only wise God receive glory forever through Jesus Christ. Amen. 27 to the only wise God be glory forever through Jesus Christ! Amen.