Romans 16:1 I commende vnto you Phebe our syster (whiche is a minister of the congregacion of Cenchrea) Romans 16:2 that ye receyue her in the Lorde as it becommeth saynctes, & þt ye assiste her in whatsoeuer busynes she neadeth of youre ayde. For she hath suckered many, & myne owne selfe also.
Paul willeth the brethren to greet many,
Romans 16:3 Grete Prisca & Aquyla my helpers in Christe Iesu, Romans 16:4 whiche haue for my lyfe layde doune theyr owne neckes. Vnto which not I onlye geue thankes, but also þe congregacyon of the gentyls. Romans 16:5 Lykewyse grete all the companye that is in her house. Salute my welbeloued Epenetos, whiche is the fyrst frute amonge them of Achaia. Romans 16:6 Grete Marye whiche bestowed much laboure on vs. Romans 16:7 Salute Andronicus and Iunia my cosyns, whiche were prysoners with me also, which are well taken among the Apostles, and were in christ before me. Romans 16:8 Grete Amplias my beloued in the Lorde. Romans 16:9 Salute Vrban oure helper in Christ, & Stachys my beloued. Romans 16:10 Salute Appelles approued in Christ. Salute them whiche are of Aristobolus housholde. Romans 16:11 Salute Herodion my kynsman. Grete them of the houshold of Narcissus whiche are in the Lorde. Romans 16:12 Salute Tryphena and Triphosa, whiche women dyd laboure in the Lorde. Salute the beloued Persis, which laboured in the Lorde. Romans 16:13 Salute Rufus chosen in the Lorde, and hys mother and myne. Romans 16:14 Grete Asincritus, Phlegon, Herman, Patrobas, Hermen, and the brethren whiche are with them. Romans 16:15 Salute Philologus & Iulia, Nereus and hys syster, and Olympha, and all the saynctes whiche are with them. Romans 16:16 Salute one another with an holye kysse. The congregacyons of Christe salute you.
and adviseth them to take heed of those which cause dissension and offences:
Romans 16:17 I beseche you brethren, marke them which cause diuisyon, and geue occasyons of euyl, contrary to the doctryue which ye haue learned: and auoyd them. Romans 16:18 For they that are such, serue not the Lorde Iesus Christ: but theyr owne bellyes, and with swete preachynges & flatterynge wordes deceyue the hertes of the innocentes. Romans 16:19 For youre obedience extendeth to all men I am glad no doubte of you. But yet I woulde haue you wyse vnto that whiche is good, and to be innocent as concernyng euill. Romans 16:20 The God of peace treade Sathan vnder your fete shortelye. The grace of oure Lorde Iesu Christe be with you.
and, after their sundry salutations, endeth with praise and thanks to God.
Romans 16:21 Timotheus my worcke felowe and Lucyos and Iason and Sosipater my kynsmen, salute you. Romans 16:22 I Tertius salute you, whiche wrote thys Epistle in the Lorde. Romans 16:23 Gayus myne hoste and the hoste of all the congregacion, saluteth you. Erastus the chamberlayne of the citie saluteth you. And Quartus a brother, saluteth you. Romans 16:24 The grace of oure Lorde Iesus Christ be with you all. Amen. Romans 16:25 To hym that is of power to stablysh you, accordynge to my Gospell and preachinge of Iesus Christe, in vtterynge of the mysterye whiche was kepte secrete sence the worlde began, Romans 16:26 but nowe is opened by the scriptures of prophesye, at the commaundemente of þe euerlastynge God, to stere vp obedience to the fayth publyshed among all nacions: Romans 16:27 To the same God, which alone is wyse, be all prayse thorowe Iesus Christe for euer. AMEN.