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Romans 16:1-27

Personal Greetings

1I commend to you our sister Phoebe, a deacon16:1 Or servant16:1 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. of the church in Cenchreae. 2I 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.

3Greet Priscilla16:3 Greek Prisca, a variant of Priscilla and Aquila, my co-workers in Christ Jesus. 4They risked their lives for me. Not only I but all the churches of the Gentiles are grateful to them.

5Greet 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.

6Greet Mary, who worked very hard for you.

7Greet Andronicus and Junia, my fellow Jews who have been in prison with me. They are outstanding among16:7 Or are esteemed by the apostles, and they were in Christ before I was.

8Greet Ampliatus, my dear friend in the Lord.

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

10Greet Apelles, whose fidelity to Christ has stood the test.

Greet those who belong to the household of Aristobulus.

11Greet Herodion, my fellow Jew.

Greet those in the household of Narcissus who are in the Lord.

12Greet Tryphena and Tryphosa, those women who work hard in the Lord.

Greet my dear friend Persis, another woman who has worked very hard in the Lord.

13Greet Rufus, chosen in the Lord, and his mother, who has been a mother to me, too.

14Greet Asyncritus, Phlegon, Hermes, Patrobas, Hermas and the other brothers and sisters with them.

15Greet Philologus, Julia, Nereus and his sister, and Olympas and all the Lord’s people who are with them.

16Greet one another with a holy kiss.

All the churches of Christ send greetings.

17I urge you, brothers and sisters, to watch out for those who cause divisions and put obstacles in your way that are contrary to the teaching you have learned. Keep away from them. 18For such people are not serving our Lord Christ, but their own appetites. By smooth talk and flattery they deceive the minds of naive people. 19Everyone has heard about your obedience, so I rejoice because of you; but I want you to be wise about what is good, and innocent about what is evil.

20The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet.

The grace of our Lord Jesus be with you.

21Timothy, my co-worker, sends his greetings to you, as do Lucius, Jason and Sosipater, my fellow Jews.

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

23Gaius, 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. 2416:24 Some manuscripts include here May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with all of you. Amen.

25Now to him who is able to establish you in accordance with my gospel, the message I proclaim about Jesus Christ, in keeping with the revelation of the mystery hidden for long ages past, 26but now revealed and made known through the prophetic writings by the command of the eternal God, so that all the Gentiles might come to the obedience that comes from16:26 Or that is faith— 27to the only wise God be glory forever through Jesus Christ! Amen.

Akuapem Twi Contemporary Bible

Romafo 16:1-27

Nkradi

1Mede yɛn nuabea Foibe a ɔsom Kenkrea asafo no hyɛ mo nsa. 2Munnye no wɔ Awurade din mu sɛnea ɛsɛ sɛ Onyankopɔn manfo yɛ, na mmoa biara a ɛho hia no wɔ mo nkyɛn no, momfa mmoa no. Efisɛ waboa nnipa bebree ne me nso.

3Mikyia Priska ne Akwila a wɔyɛ me nuanom adwumayɛfo wɔ Kristo Yesu mu 4a wɔpaa wɔn nkwa akyi maa me no. Meda wɔn ase bebree; ɛnyɛ me nko, na mmom amanamanmufo asafo no nyinaa.

5Asafo a wohyia wɔ wɔn fi no nso mikyia wɔn.

Munkyia mʼadamfo pa Epaineto a ɔno ne onipa a odii kan gyee Kristo dii wɔ Asia mantam mu no mma me.

6Mikyia Maria a ɔyɛɛ adwuma dennen maa me no nso.

7Mikyia Androniko ne Yunia. Mikyia me nuanom Yudafo a me ne wɔn daa afiase a wɔagye din yiye wɔ asomafo no mu, na wodii me kan wɔ Kristo mu no.

8Mikyia mʼAwurade mu dɔfo Amplia.

9Mikyia Ubano a yɛne no somee wɔ Kristo mu. Saa ara nso na mikyia mʼadamfo pa Staki.

10Mikyia Apele a ne Kristosom mu nokware ada adi no.

Mikyia Aristobulo abusuafo nyinaa.

11Mikyia me kuromni Yudani Herodion ne ne nuanom Kristofo a wofi Narkiso fi.

12Mikyia Trifaina ne Trifosa mmea a wɔbɔ Awurade som mu mmɔden no.

Saa ara nso na mikyia mʼadamfo Persi a ɔno nso yɛ ɔbea a wabɔ mmɔden aboa Awurade som no.

13Mikyia Rufo a wadi dwuma kɛse wɔ Awurade som mu no. Mikyia Rufo a ɔfaa me sɛ ne ba no nso.

14Mikyia Asinkrito, Flegon, Herme, Patroba, Herma, ne anuanom Kristofo a wɔka wɔn ho nyinaa.

15Mikyia Filologo ne Yulea, Nereo ne ne nuabea ne Olimpa ne Onyankopɔn manfo a wɔne no wɔ hɔ no nyinaa.

16Momfa mfewano kronkron nkyiakyia mo ho mo ho.

Kristo asafo no nyinaa kyia mo.

17Anuanom, mitu mo fo se monhwɛ wɔn a wɔde mpaapaemu ne wɔn a wɔsɛe afoforo gyidi na wotia nkyerɛkyerɛ a moanya no yiye no; montwe mo ho mfi wɔn ho. 18Efisɛ wɔn a wɔyɛ saa no nsom Kristo, yɛn Awurade no; na mmom wɔsom biribiara a wɔpɛ na eye ma wɔn. Wɔdɛfɛdɛfɛ wɔn a wonnim hwee. 19Obiara ate gyidi a mowɔ wɔ Asɛmpa no mu no. Ɛno nti, ɛma mʼani gye mo ho. Mepɛ sɛ mo ani tew wɔ nneɛma pa ho na mokata mo ani wɔ bɔne ho.

20Na Onyankopɔn a ɔbrɛ yɛn asomdwoe no bɛpɛtɛw Satan wɔ mo anan ase.

Yɛn Awurade Yesu Kristo dom nka mo.

21Me yɔnko Timoteo se okyia mo. Saa ara nso na Lukio, Yason ne Sosipatro a wɔyɛ me nuanom Yudafo no nso kyia mo.

22Me Tertio, a meyɛ ɔkyerɛwfo ma Paulo yi nso, mede Awurade din kyia mo.

23Gaio a asafo no hyia wɔ ne fi no nso kyia mo.

Erasto a ɔyɛ kurom ha sikakorafo ne yɛn nua Kwarto se wokyia mo. 24Yɛn Awurade Yesu Kristo adom nka mo nyinaa.

25Momma yenyi Onyankopɔn ayɛ! Ɔno na otumi ma mo gyina pintinn wɔ mo gyidi mu sɛnea mekaa wɔ Asɛmpa a ɛfa Yesu Kristo ho kyerɛɛ mo no. Sɛnea medaa nokware ahintasɛm a efi teteete no adi kyerɛɛ mo no, 26wɔnam adiyifo kyerɛwsɛm a efi Onyankopɔn Teasefo no nkyɛn ada ahintasɛm yi adi ama wɔahu sɛnea aman nyinaa begye adi na wɔayɛ osetie ama no. 27Ɔno, Onyankopɔn nyansafo no na anuonyam nka no wɔ Yesu Kristo mu daa daa! Amen.