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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.

Knijga O Kristu

Rimljanima 16:1-27

Pozdravi prijateljima

1Preporučam vam našu sestru Febu, koja služi Crkvi u Kenhreji, i ona će uskoro doći k vama. 2Primite ju u Gospodinu kako dolikuje svetima i pomozite joj u svemu što od vas zatreba jer je i ona pomogla mnogima, pa i meni.

3Pozdravite Prisku i Akvilu. Radili su sa mnom na Kristovu djelu. 4Izložili su pogibelji vlastiti život za mene. Nisam im zato zahvalan samo ja već i sve crkve pogana.

5Pozdravite Crkvu koja se sastaje u njihovu domu. Pozdravite mi dragoga prijatelja Epeneta, koji je prvi postao kršćaninom u Aziji.

6Pozdravite i Mariju, koja se toliko trudila za vas.

7Pozdravite moje sunarodnjake Andronika i Junija, koji su sa mnom bili u zatvoru. Ugledni su među apostolima i prije mene su postali kršćanima.

8Pozdravite Amplijata, dragoga brata u Gospodinu.

9Pozdravite Urbana, mojega suradnika u Kristu, i dragoga Staha.

10Pozdravite Apela, prokušanoga u Kristu.

Pozdravite Aristobulove ukućane.

11Pozdravite mojega sunarodnjaka Herodiona.

Pozdravite sve kršćane u Narcisovu domu.

12Pozdravite Trifenu i Trifozu, koje marljivo rade za Gospodina. Pozdravite dragu Persidu, koja se mnogo trudila u Gospodinu.

13Pozdravite Rufa, kojega je Gospodin odabrao da bude njegov, i Rufovu majku, koja je i meni bila poput majke.

14Pozdravite Asinkrita, Flegonta, Herma, Patrobu, Hermu i ostalu braću koja su s njima.

15Pozdravite Filologa, Juliju, Nereja i njegovu sestru, te Olimpu i sve svete koji su s njima.

16Pozdravite jedni druge svetim cjelovom. Sve Kristove crkve šalju vam pozdrave.

Posljednje upute

17Čuvajte se, braćo i sestre, onih koji potiču razdore i sablažnjuju ljude šireći učenje suprotno onomu koje ste prihvatili. Klonite se takvih. 18Takvi ne služe našemu Gospodinu Kristu, već vlastitom probitku. Ugodnim i laskavim riječima zavode srca nedužnih ljudi. 19Ali svi znaju da ste vi poslušni Gospodinu. To me silno raduje. Zato hoću da budete mudri i prepoznate dobro te da ostanete nedužni od zla. 20Bog mira će uskoro satrti Sotonu pod vašim nogama. Neka je milost našega Gospodina Isusa Krista s vama!

21Pozdravljaju vas moj suradnik Timotej te moji sunarodnjaci Lucije, Jason i Sosipater.

22Pozdravljam vas i ja, Tercije, koji vam pišem ovo pismo umjesto Pavla.

23Pozdravlja vas Gaj, koji je u svoj dom primio i mene i cijelu Crkvu. Pozdravljaju vas gradski blagajnik Erast i brat Kvart.16:23 U nekim rukopisima slijedi i 24. stih: Neka milost našega Gospodina Isusa Krista bude sa svima vama! Amen.

25Bog vas može ojačati, baš kao što kaže Radosna vijest. To je poruka o Isusu Kristu i o njegovu naumu, koja je bila otajstvom od početka vremena. 26Ali sada je ta poruka, kao što je pretkazano u zapisima proroka i kao što je Bog zapovjedio, posvuda obznanjena svim narodima da mogu povjerovati u Krista i biti mu poslušni. 27Bogu, koji je jedini mudar, neka je slava uvijeke po Kristu Isusu. Amen.