Greet one another with a holy kiss.1 All the churches of Christ send greetings.
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.2 Keep away from them.318
For such people are not serving our Lord Christ,4 but their own appetites.5 By smooth talk and flattery they deceive6 the minds of naive people.
Everyone has heard7 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.820
The God of peace9 will soon crush10 Satan11 under your feet. The grace of our Lord Jesus be with you.1221
Timothy,13 my fellow worker, sends his greetings to you, as do Lucius,14 Jason15 and Sosipater, my relatives.1622
I, Tertius, who wrote down this letter, greet you in the Lord.
Gaius,17 whose hospitality I and the whole church here enjoy, sends you his greetings. Erastus,18 who is the city's director of public works, and our brother Quartus send you their greetings.a25
Now to him who is able19 to establish you by my gospel20 and the proclamation of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery21 hidden for long ages past,
but now revealed and made known through the prophetic writings22 by the command of the eternal God, so that all nations might believe and obey23 him--