Romans 16:9

9 Greet Urbanus, our co-worker in Christ, and my dear friend Stachys.

Romans 16:9 Meaning and Commentary

Romans 16:9

Salute Urbane, our helper in Christ
This also was a Roman name, and which many of the popes of Rome have since taken to themselves; he is said to be one of the seventy disciples, and to be a bishop in Macedonia; (See Gill on Luke 10:1); which is not very probable: others have conjectured him to be one of the pastors of the church of Rome, which is more likely; and if he was, but few of his successors have deserved the character given of him, an "helper in Christ"; in spreading the Gospel, and enlarging the kingdom and interest of Christ:

and Stachys my beloved;
this is a Greek name, he is said to be one of the seventy disciples, and bishop of Byzantium; (See Gill on Luke 10:1). According to the Roman martyrology, he was ordained bishop of the Byzantine church, by Andrew the apostle, but this is not to be depended on; he was, however, because of his faith in Christ, and love to him, or on such like spiritual accounts, very dear to the apostle.

Romans 16:9 In-Context

7 Greet Andronicus and Junia, my fellow countrymen and fellow prisoners. They are outstanding among the apostles, and they were also in Christ before me.
8 Greet Ampliatus, my dear friend in the Lord.
9 Greet Urbanus, our co-worker in Christ, and my dear friend Stachys.
10 Greet Apelles, who is approved in Christ. Greet those who belong to the household of Aristobulus.
11 Greet Herodion, my fellow countryman. Greet those who belong to the household of Narcissus who are in the Lord.