Romans 16:8

8 Greet Ampliatus, my dear friend in the Lord.

Romans 16:8 in Other Translations

KJV
8 Greet Amplias my beloved in the Lord.
ESV
8 Greet Ampliatus, my beloved in the Lord.
NLT
8 Greet Ampliatus, my dear friend in the Lord.
MSG
8 Hello to Ampliatus, my good friend in the family of God.
CSB
8 Greet Ampliatus, my dear friend in the Lord.

Romans 16:8 Meaning and Commentary

Romans 16:8

Greet Amplias my beloved in the Lord.
] This was a Roman name; the Vulgate Latin reads "Ampliatus", and so do the Alexandrian copy, and the Ethiopic version: some call him "Amphias", and "Amphiatus", and say, but whether on good authority I will not affirm, that this man was bishop of Odyssus; but be he who he will, the apostle had a singular affection for him; and that not upon any external account, as natural relation, riches, honour, learning but for the Lord's sake, and as he was in Christ, a member of him, and so in a spiritual relation to the apostle; a "brother" of his, as the Ethiopic version here calls him; and because he was honoured with the gifts and graces of the Spirit, and for his usefulness in the Gospel of Christ Jesus.

Romans 16:8 In-Context

6 Greet Mary, who worked very hard for you.
7 Greet Andronicus and Junia, my fellow Jews who have been in prison with me. They are outstanding among the apostles, and they were in Christ before I was.
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, whose fidelity to Christ has stood the test. Greet those who belong to the household of Aristobulus.