Personal Greetings

1 I commend to you our sister Phoebe, a deaconab of the church in Cenchreae.
References for Romans 16:1
    • Á 16:1 - Or "servant"
    • Â 16:1 - The word "deacon" refers here to a Christian designated to serve with the overseers/elders of the church in a variety of ways; similarly in Phil. 1:1 and 1 Tim. 3:8,12.
      2 I ask you to receive her in the Lord in a way worthy of his people and to give her any help she may need from you, for she has been the benefactor of many people, including me.
      References for Romans 16:2
      3 Greet Priscillac and Aquila, my co-workers in Christ Jesus.
      References for Romans 16:3
      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 at their house. Greet my dear friend Epenetus, who was the first convert to Christ in the province of Asia.
      References for Romans 16:5
      6 Greet Mary, who worked very hard for you.