Romans 16:22

22 I, Tertius, who wrote down this letter, greet you in the Lord.

Romans 16:22 in Other Translations

22 I Tertius, who wrote this epistle, salute you in the Lord.
22 I Tertius, who wrote this letter, greet you in the Lord.
22 I, Tertius, the one writing this letter for Paul, send my greetings, too, as one of the Lord’s followers.
22 I, Tertius, who wrote this letter at Paul's dictation, send you my personal greetings.
22 I Tertius, who penned this epistle in the Lord, greet you.

Romans 16:22 Meaning and Commentary

Romans 16:22

I Tertius, who wrote this epistle
This name is a Latin one, and perhaps the person might be a Roman, for the names Secundus, Tertius, Quartus, Quintus were common with the Romans; unless it may be thought, as it is by some, that this man was the same with Silas, who was a constant companion of the apostle; and the Hebrew word (vlv) is the same as Tertius; he also is numbered among the seventy disciples, and said to be bishop of Iconium; (See Gill on Luke 10:1). Whosoever he was, it is certain he was an amanuensis of the apostle, who wrote this letter, either from the apostle's notes, or from his mouth.

Salute you in the Lord.
Some connect this phrase, "in the Lord", with the other, "wrote this epistle", and make the sense to be that he wrote this epistle for the Lord's sake, for his honour and glory; which he might do, though he wrote it not by inspiration, being only scribe to the apostle; but it is better connected with the word "salute", and the sense is, that his salutation was not a mere form, nor only concerned their temporal good, but their spiritual welfare; that he wished them well in the Lord, that they might have much communion with him, and larger measures of grace from him.

Romans 16:22 In-Context

20 The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet. The grace of our Lord Jesus be with you.
21 Timothy, my co-worker, sends his greetings to you, as do Lucius, Jason and Sosipater, my fellow Jews.
22 I, Tertius, who wrote down this letter, greet you in the Lord.
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.