But this will hardly be supposed if it be observed that they are divided into two pairs of five each, and that after the first of these pairs it is added, "and the brethren which are with them," while after the second pair we have the words, "and all the saints which are with them." Greet those in the household of Narcissus who are in the Lord. Then, what "necessity is laid upon" all the churches and every Christian, to send the Gospel "to every creature!" Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ--"our Lord Christ" appears to be the true reading. Apparently Phoebe was on her way to Rome (probably entrusted with this precious letter) and Paul sends an advance recommendatio… And the God of peace shall bruise Satan under your feet shortly--The apostle encourages the Romans to persevere in resisting the wiles of the devil with the assurance that, as good soldiers of Jesus Christ, they are "shortly" to receive their discharge, and have the satisfaction of "putting their feet upon the neck" of that formidable enemy--symbol familiar, probably, in all languages to express not only the completeness of the defeat, but the abject humiliation of the conquered foe. We read in Mark 15:21 that Simon of Cyrene, who was compelled to bear our Lord's cross, was "the father of Alexander and Rufus." concerning--"unto" evil--"Your reputation among the churches for subjection to the teaching ye have received is to me sufficient ground of confidence in you; but ye need the serpent's wisdom to discriminate between transparent truth and plausible error, with that guileless simplicity which instinctively cleaves to the one and rejects the other.". Copyright © 2021, Bible Study Tools. Read Romans 1:1-15, then discuss these questions: Very possibly they may have been among the first-fruits of Peter's labors, gained to Christ either on the day of Pentecost or on some of the succeeding days. Chapter 16. I, Tertius, who wrote down this letter, greet you in the Lord. Our helper in Christ; the same that was said of Aquila and Priscilla, Romans 16:3.Possibly he might be one of their teachers. Very little is written in the Bible about Andronicus. Should Christians celebrate Christmas, Easter and other religious festivals? I, Tertius, who wrote this--"the" epistle--as the apostle's amanuensis, or penman. Greet--or "salute" Mary, who bestowed much labour on us--labor, no doubt, of a womanly kind. Romans 16 - NIV: I commend to you our sister Phoebe, a deacon of the church in Cenchreae. (Ro 16:9, 21; Php 2:25; 4:3; Col 4:11; Phm 1, 24) Notably, … So early at least as the reign of Trajan, we learn from PLINY'S celebrated letter to that emperor--A.D. 110, or 111--that they existed in the Eastern churches. Amplias--a contracted form of "Ampliatus." Romans 16:22 "I Tertius, who wrote [this] epistle, salute you in the Lord." Now to him that is of power--more simply, as in Jude 1:24 , "to Him that is able." Romans - a 16 week study guide. To us it seems altogether likely that the conversion of Simon the Cyrenian dated from that memorable day when "passing [casually] by, as he came from the country" ( Mark 15:21 ), "they compelled him to bear the" Saviour's cross. Salute Tryphena and Tryphosa, who labour in the Lord--two active women. I 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. (See 1 Peter 2:4 , 2 John 1:13 ). Salute Rufus, chosen--"the chosen" in the Lord--meaning, not "who is one of the elect," as every believer is, but "the choice" or "precious one" in the Lord. 13. Let the apostle's counsel on this head ( Romans 16:19 ) be taken as a study, especially by young Christians, whose character has yet to be formed, and whose permanent sphere in life is but partially fixed; and let them prayerfully set themselves to the combined exercise of both those qualities. Romans Images and Notes. Greet those who belong to the household of Aristobulus. Salute the beloved Persis--another woman. ( Rom 16:1-2) A recommendation of Phoebe. He was Paul’s secretary, who wrote this letter as Paul dictated it, who inserts a personal greeting. Greet Urbanus, our co-worker in Christ, and my dear friend Stachys. and avoid them--The fomentors of "divisions" here referred to are probably those who were unfriendly to the truths taught in this epistle, while those who caused "offenses" were probably those referred to in Romans 14:15 as haughtily disregarding the prejudices of the weak. They must have returned from Ephesus (where we last find them in the history of the Acts) to Rome, whence the edict of Claudius had banished them ( Acts 18:2 ); and doubtless, if not the principal members of that Christian community, they were at least the most endeared to our apostle. I commend to you Phoebe our sister, who is a servant of the church in Cenchrea, that you may receive her in the Lord in a manner worthy of the saints, and assist her in whatever business she has need of you; for indeed she has been a helper of many and of myself also. 4. who have for my life laid down--"who did for my life lay down" their own necks--that is, risked their lives; either at Corinth ( Acts 18:6 Acts 18:9 Acts 18:10 ), or more probably at Ephesus ( Acts 19:30 Acts 19:31 ; and compare 1 Corinthians 15:32 ). The custom prevailed among the Jews, and doubtless came from the East, where it still obtains. (See Proverbs 14:15 ). The Book of Romans. 7. Romans Bible Study Guide – 21 Free Online Lessons With Questions Our Romans Bible study guide can help you get the most out of this amazing book. Epænetus, as the first believer in that region called Proconsular Asia, was dear to the apostle. of Read through the complete passage for this study, Romans 14:1–16:23. Romans 16 New Living Translation (NLT) Paul Greets His Friends. Timothy, my co-worker, sends his greetings to you, as do Lucius, Jason and Sosipater, my fellow Jews. and Aquila my helpers--The wife is here named before the husband (as in Acts 18:18 , and Romans 16:26 , according to the true reading; also in 2 Timothy 4:19 ), probably as being the more prominent and helpful to the Church. Greet Mary, who worked very hard for you. Quotations designated (NIV) are from THE HOLY BIBLE: NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®. and--salute. Let the apostle's counsel on this head ( Romans 16:19) be taken as a study, especially by young Christians, whose character has yet to be formed, and whose permanent sphere in life is but partially fixed; and let them prayerfully set themselves to the combined exercise of both those qualities. (3) Christians should cheer their own and each other's hearts, amidst the toils and trials of their protracted warfare, with the assurance that it will have a speedy and glorious end; they should accustom themselves to regard all opposition to the progress and prosperity of Christ's cause--whether in their own souls, in the churches with which they are connected, or in the world at large--as just "Satan" in conflict, as ever, with Christ their Lord; and they should never allow themselves to doubt that "the God of peace" will "shortly" give them the neck of their Enemy, and make them to bruise the Serpent's head ( Romans 16:20 ). Modern attempts, however, to revive this office have seldom found favor; either from the altered state of society, or the abuse of the office, or both. Keep away from them. — Ed. 3:20; Jude 24). Romans 16:1-27 . but yet I would have you wise unto that which is good, and simple--"harmless," as in Matthew 10:16 , from which the warning is taken. Likewise the church that is in their house--The Christian assembly that statedly met there for worship. Help her in whatever she needs, for she has been helpful to many, and especially to me. Romans 14 addresses issues that divide many Christians. Romans 6 Romans 8 Romans 7:16 New International Version (NIV) 16 And if I do what I do not want to do, I agree that the law is good. Should Christians drink alcohol? Commentary on Romans 16:17-20 (Read Romans 16:17-20) How earnest, how endearing are these exhortations! Proud member 2 Welcome her in the Lord in a manner worthy of the saints, and assist her with anything she may need from you. 22. This the apostle calls here a mystery hitherto undisclosed, in what sense Romans 16:27 will show, but now fully unfolded; and his prayer for the Roman Christians, in the form of a doxology to Him who was able to do what he asked, is that they might be established in the truth of the Gospel, not only in its essential character, but specially in that feature of it which gave themselves, as Gentile believers, their whole standing among the people of God. The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet. 8. 20. 2. 3-5. and my fellow prisoners--on what occasion, it is impossible to say, as the apostle elsewhere tells us that he was "in prisons more frequent" ( 2 Corinthians 11:23 ). (, California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information. CONCLUSION, EMBRACING SUNDRY SALUTATIONS AND DIRECTIONS, AND A CLOSING PRAYER. Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible, California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information. 484 The words are χρόνοις αἰωνίοις, rendered improperly by Hammond and others, from the eternal ages, or eternity. ( B) 2 I ask you to receive her in the Lord. 3:8,12. of the church in Cenchreae. That much—and more—is quite clear. So will their Christian character acquire solidity and elevation, and their influence for good be proportionably extended. The σὺν αὐτοῖς ἀδελφοί of Romans 16:14, and σὺν αὐτοῖς πάντες ἅγιοι of Romans 16:15, have been taken by De W. and Reiche to point to some separate associations of Christians, perhaps (De W.) assemblies as in Romans 16:5; or (Reiche) unions for missionary purposes. It is a man's name. 17. commanded" that the Gospel "mystery," so long kept hid but now fully disclosed, shall be "made known to all nations for the obedience of faith" ( Romans 16:26 )? Greet Apelles, whose fidelity to Christ has stood the test. 1. Greet Philologus, Julia, Nereus and his sister, and Olympas and all the Lord’s people who are with them. Indeed, from the relation in which the sexes then stood to each other, something of this sort would seem to have been a necessity. For she has been a … Amen--The "Amen" here has no manuscript authority. and Quartus a brother--rather, "the" or "our brother"; as Sosthenes and Timothy are called ( 1 Corinthians 1:1 , 2 Corinthians 1:1 , Greek). 2. the fact that no Greek manuscript of Romans is without chapter 16 3. the possibility that false teachers are implied in 14:1-15:13 16:25 "to Him who is able" This is another wonderful title for God used three times in the NT (cf. Salute Herodion, my Greet them that be of the household of Narcissus, which are in the Lord--which implies that others in his house, including probably himself, were not Christians. Bible Study. NIV®. In this case, supposing the elder of the two to have departed to be with Christ ere this letter was written, or to have been residing in some other place, and Rufus left alone with his mother, how instructive and beautiful is the testimony here borne to her! Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned--"which ye learned." How were they to receive Phebe (v.2)? I 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. (5) "Has the everlasting God . Romans 1:20 - For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, [even] his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:. Greet Asyncritus, Phlegon, Hermes, Patrobas, Hermas and the other brothers and sisters with them. Sosipater--See Acts 20:4 . But if, as is more probable, the word be, as in our version, "Junia," the person meant was no doubt either the wife or the sister of Andronicus. and by the scriptures of the prophets, according to the commandment of the everlasting God, made known to all nations for--in order to the obedience of faith--Lest they should think, from what he had just said, that God had brought in upon his people so vast a change on their condition without giving them any previous notice, the apostle here adds that, on the contrary, "the Scriptures of the prophets" contain all that he and other preachers of the Gospel had to declare on these topics, and indeed that the same "everlasting God," who "from eternal ages" had kept these things hid, had given "commandment" that they should now, according to the tenor of those prophetic Scriptures, be imparted to every nation for their believing acceptance. As in Romans 16:17 to 20 inclusive, he reproved the Gentiles who caused divisions; so in these verses his special object is to put an end to the objections of the Jews. to the only wise God be glory forever through Jesus Christ! This latter statement about Andronicus and Junia seems to throw some light on the preceding one. Please print this section if you would like to study the Book of Romans with a group of people. to stablish--confirm, or uphold you, according to my gospel, and the preaching of Jesus Christ--that is, in conformity with the truths of that Gospel which I preach, and not I only, but all to whom has been committed "the preaching of Jesus Christ." Romans 2:1-16 is a powerful passage about the nature of God’s justice. unto whom not only I give thanks, but also all the churches of the Gentiles--whose special apostle this dear couple had rescued from imminent danger. I commend unto you Phoebe our sister, which is a servant--or "deaconess" of the church which is at Cenchrea--The word is "Cenchreæ," the eastern part of Corinth ( Acts 18:18 ). One such difficulty worth discussing here involves the question of to whom the passage is directed. who also were in Christ before me--The apostle writes as if he envied them this priority in the faith. 21. 16. Eph. Greet one another with a holy kiss. Greet Andronicus and Junia, my fellow Jews who have been in prison with me. Gaius mine host, and--the host of the whole church--(See Acts 20:4 ). But no more seems meant than to assure the Romans in what affectionate esteem they were held by the churches generally; all that knew he was writing to Rome having expressly asked their own salutations to be sent to them. No other book has been as foundational to Christian faith as the book of Romans. on StudyLight.org (See Acts 19:22 , 2 Timothy 4:20 ). but their own belly--not in the grosset sense, but as "living for low ends of their own" (compare Philippians 3:19 ). Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica. The ancient subscription at the end of this epistle--though of course of no authority--appears to be in this case quite correct. Romans 16 1 I recommend to you our sister Phoebe, who serves the church at Cenchreae. Salem Media Group. Gaius, whose hospitality I and the whole church here enjoy, sends you his greetings. For such people are not serving our Lord Christ, but their own appetites. his mother and mine--The apostle calls her "his own mother," not so much as our Lord calls every elderly woman believer His mother ( Matthew 12:49 Matthew 12:50 ), but in grateful acknowledgment of her motherly attentions to himself, bestowed no doubt for his Master's sake, and the love she bore to his honored servants. Through him it is natural to suppose that his wife would be brought in, and that this believing couple, now "heirs together of the grace of life" ( 1 Peter 3:7 ), as they told their two sons, Alexander and Rufus, what honor had unwittingly been put upon their father at that hour of deepest and dearest moment to all Christians, might be blessed to the inbringing of both of them to Christ. Romans 8:28 - And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to [his] purpose. Whatever differs from the sound doctrine of the Scriptures, opens a door to divisions and offences. and by good words and fair speeches deceive the simple--the unwary, the unsuspecting. At its outset, this is an ascription of glory to the power that could do all this; at its close it ascribes glory to the wisdom that planned and that presides over the gathering of a redeemed people out of all nations. He had probably accompanied or followed the apostle from Thessalonica to Corinth. From this we naturally conclude that when Mark wrote his Gospel, Alexander and Rufus must have been well known as Christians among those by whom he expected his Gospel to be first read; and, in all likelihood, this was that very "Rufus"; in which case our interest is deepened by what immediately follows about his mother. Andronicus and Junia--or, as it might be, "Junias," a contracted form of "Junianus"; in this case, it is a man's name. (See Hosea 9:10 , Micah 7:1 ). The person meant seems to be "Lucius of Cyrene," who was among the "prophets and teachers" at Antioch with our apostle, before he was summoned into the missionary field ( Acts 13:1 ). Salute one another with an holy kiss--So 1 Corinthians 16:20 , 1 Thessalonians 5:26 , 1 Peter 5:14 . (4) As Christians are held up and carried through solely by divine power, working through the glorious Gospel, so to that power, and to the wisdom that brought that Gospel nigh to them, they should ascribe all the glory of their stability now, as they certainly will of their victory at last ( Romans 16:25-27 ). How were they to assist her (v.2)? Paul wants to have a word with this “moral person” before he moves on to speak to the Jew… That in the earliest churches there were deaconesses, to attend to the wants of the female members, there is no good reason to doubt. Week 1 - chapter 1. All rights reserved. The churches of Christ salute you--The true reading is, "All the churches"; the word "all" gradually falling out, as seeming probably to express more than the apostle would venture to affirm. In that case they may have attracted the special esteem of those apostles who for some time resided chiefly at Jerusalem and its neighborhood; and our apostle, though he came late in contact with the other apostles, if he was aware of this fact, would have pleasure in alluding to it. In every age of the Church there have been real Christians whose excessive study of the serpent's wisdom has so sadly trenched upon their guileless simplicity, as at times to excite the distressing apprehension that they were no better than wolves in sheep's clothing. Amen." Issues such as should Christians eat pork? 2 Receive her in the Lord's name, as God's people should, and give her any help she may need from you; for she herself has been a good friend to many people and also to me. 2 Welcome her in the Lord as one who is worthy of honor among God’s people. Romans 16 King James Version (KJV) 16 I commend unto you Phebe our sister, which is a servant of the church which is at Cenchrea: 2 That ye receive her in the Lord, as becometh saints, and that ye assist her in whatsoever business she hath need of you: for she hath been a succourer of many, and of myself also. Salute Apelles approved--"the approved" in Christ--or, as we should say, "that tried Christian"; a noble commendation. Many call Christ, Master and Lord, who are far from serving him. Timotheus, my work-fellow--"my fellow labourer"; see Acts 16:1-5 . On this concluding section of the Epistle, Note, (1) In the minute and delicate manifestations of Christian feeling, and lively interest in the smallest movements of Christian life, love, and zeal, which are here exemplified, combined with the grasp of thought and elevation of soul which this whole Epistle displays, as indeed all the writings of our apostle, we have the secret of much of that grandeur of character which has made the name of Paul stand on an elevation of its own in the estimation of enlightened Christendom in every age, and of that influence which under God, beyond all the other apostles, he has already exercised, and is yet destined to exert, over the religious thinking and feeling of men. January 6, 2021. We'll send you an email with steps on how to reset your password. If truth be forsaken, unity and peace will not last long. But as Rome was then the center of the civilized world, to and from which journeys were continually taken to the remotest parts, there is no great difficulty in supposing that so active a travelling missionary as Paul would, in course of time, make the acquaintance of a considerable number of the Christians then residing at Rome. The grace, &c.--a repetition of the benediction precisely as in Romans 16:20 , save that it is here invoked on them "all. 5. 2 Welcome her in the Lord as one who is worthy of honor among God’s people. 1 I commend to you our sister Phoebe, a servant a of the church in Cenchrea. In this case the apostle's desire seems to be that on receipt of his epistle, with its salutations, they should in this manner expressly testify their Christian affection. Romans 14 Bible Study. Romans 16 1 I commend to you our sister Phoebe, who is a deacon in the church in Cenchrea. I commend to you Phoebe our sister, who is a servant of the church in Cenchrea, that you may receive her in the Lord in a manner worthy of the saints, and assist her in whatever business she has need of you; for indeed she has been a … 16 I commend. I 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. Salem Media Group. 18. Interpersonal Reconciliation (Rom. 1. Romans 16:27Other ancient authorities lack to whom. Romans 16:15 - Greet Philologus and Julia, Nereus and his sister, and Olympas, and all the saints who are with them. ", 25. Romans 16 Who is Phebe a servant of (Rom. Useful Bible Studies > Romans Commentary > Study Guide. Please receive her in the Lord in a way worthy of the saints and help her in anything you can for she has also greatly... Greet Priscilla and Aquila, my fellow workers in Christ Jesus. And of course, if "Junia" is to be taken for a woman, this latter must be the meaning. Salute Asyncritus, &c.--These have been thought to be the names of ten less notable Christians than those already named. The Church Is Made Up of Ordinary, Diverse People Who Are “In The Lord.” 10. Romans 16 Inductive Bible Study I recommend to you our sister Phoebe. Nor is it to be denied, on the other hand, that, either from inaptitude or indisposition to judge with manly discrimination of character and of measures, many eminently simple, spiritual, devoted Christians, have throughout life exercised little or no influence on any section of society around them. The verse then reads, to the only wise God be the glory through Jesus Christ forever. By smooth talk and flattery they deceive the minds of naive people. "From his occupation as tent-maker, he had probably better accommodations for the meetings of the church than most other Christians" [HODGE]. Salute them that are of the household of Narcissus, that are in the Lord. of Greet Tryphena and Tryphosa, those women who work hard in the Lord. Salute Herodias my kinsman. None of the names mentioned from Romans 16:5-15 are otherwise known. For your obedience--that is, tractableness is come abroad unto all. 12. salute you in the Lord--So usually did the apostle dictate his epistles, that he calls the attention of the Galatians to the fact that to them he wrote with his own hand ( Galatians 6:11 ). Romans 16:7 "Salute Andronicus and Junia, my kinsmen, and my fellow prisoners, who are of note among the apostles, who also were in Christ before me." His Christian hospitality appears to have been something uncommon. 9, 10. Greet Rufus, chosen in the Lord, and his mother, who has been a mother to me, too. Some have argued that the principal referent for the passage is the moral Gentile who has not sinned like other Gentiles in the ways Paul has outlined in 1:18-32. 1 [ a]I commend to you Phoebe our sister, who is [also] a minister[ b] of the church at Cenchreae, 2 that you may receive her in the Lord in a manner worthy of the holy ones, and help her in whatever she may need from you, for she has been a benefactor to many and to me as well. His name means man-conquering. Probably this devoted couple had written to the apostle such an account of the stated meetings at their house, as made him feel at home with them, and include them in this salutation, which doubtless would be read at their meetings with peculiar interest. according to the revelation of the which was kept secret since the world began--literally, "which hath been kept in silence during eternal ages.". 11. and Lucius--not Luke, for the fuller form of "Lucas" is not "Lucius" but "Lucanus." Romans 16 Berean Study Bible: Par Personal Greetings and Love. But the passage is not without its interpretive difficulties. for she hath been a succourer of many, and of myself also--(See Psalms 41:1-3 , 2 Timothy 1:16-18 ). So will their Christian character acquire solidity and elevation, and their influence for good be proportionably … The grace of our Lord Jesus be with you. All the churches of Christ send greetings. which laboured much in the Lord--referring probably, not to official services, such as would fall to the deaconesses, but to such higher Christian labors--yet within the sphere competent to woman--as Priscilla bestowed on Apollos and others ( Acts 18:18 ). (2) "The wisdom of the serpent and the harmlessness of the dove"--in enjoining which our apostle here only echoes the teaching of his Lord ( Matthew 10:16 )--is a combination of properties the rarity of which among Christians is only equalled by its vast importance. as--"so as" becometh saints--so as saints should receive saints. Salute my well beloved Epænetus, who is the first-fruits--that is, the first convert of Achaia unto Christ--The true reading here, as appears by the manuscripts, is, "the first-fruits of Asia unto Christ"--that is, Proconsular Asia (see Acts 16:6 ). Romans 16, William Barclay's Daily Study Bible, One of over 110 Bible commentaries freely available, this commentary, as set of 17 volumes on the New Testament, the result of Barclay's dedicated work I am glad therefore on your behalf--"I rejoice therefore over you," seems the true reading. (See Joshua 10:24 , 2 Samuel 22:41 , Ezekiel 21:29 , Psalms 91:13 ). Receive her in the Lord--that is, as a genuine disciple of the Lord Jesus. my beloved in the Lord--an expression of dear Christian affection. . Romans 16 It is my desire to say a good word for Phoebe, who is a servant of the church in Cenchreae: That you will take her in kindly, after the way of the saints, as one who is the Lord's, and give her help in anything in which she may have need of you: b... Read verse in The Bible in Basic English Erastus, who is the city’s director of public works, and our brother Quartus send you their greetings. Salute them which are of Aristobulus' household--It would seem, from what is said of Narcissus in Romans 16:11 , that this Aristobulus himself had not been a Christian; but that the Christians of his household simply were meant; very possibly some of his slaves. Article Images Copyright © 2021 Getty Images unless otherwise indicated. 16 I commend to you our sister Phoebe, who is a deacon in the church in Cenchrea. Please enter your email address associated with your Salem All-Pass account, then click Continue. of the city--doubtless of Corinth. Coffman Commentaries on the Bible. They risked their lives for me. And we may rest well assured that the prosperity or decline of churches, and of individual Christians, will have not a little to do with their faithfulness or indifference to this imperative duty. One wonders at the number of them, considering that the writer had never been at Rome. See under Romans 16:7 for notes regarding Herodian. our helper--"fellow labourer" in Christ. (For further background, see the ESV Study Bible, pages 2180–2185, available online at www.esvbible.org.) assist her in whatsoever business she hath--"may have" need of you--some private business of her own. Not only I but all the churches of the Gentiles are grateful to them. Scripture quoted by permission. Romans 16:23 "Gaius mine host, and of the whole church, saluteth you. Sweet compulsion, if what he thus beheld issued in his voluntarily taking up his own cross! 14:1–15:13) Phoebe Commended. A history book states that he became bishop of Pannonia. Please enter your email address associated with your Salem All-Pass account, then click Continue. To God, &c.--"To the only wise God through Jesus Christ, be"--literally, "to whom be"; that is, "to Him, I say, be the glory for ever. 14, 15. 19. 23. What day should the Sabbath be? my kinsmen--or, "relatives." Now 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, but 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 from. Everyone 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. All rights reserved. It afterwards came to have a fixed place in the church service, immediately after the celebration of the Supper, and continued long in use. All rights reserved worldwide. And, indeed, if to be "in Christ" be the most enviable human condition, the earlier the date of this blessed translation, the greater the grace of it. 26. which are of note among the apostles--Those who think the word "apostle" is used in a lax sense, in the Acts and Epistles, take this to mean "noted apostles" [CHRYSOSTOM, LUTHER, CALVIN, BENGEL, OLSHAUSEN, THOLUCK, ALFORD, JOWETT]; others, who are not clear that the word "apostle" is applied to any without the circle of the Twelve, save where the connection or some qualifying words show that the literal meaning of "one sent" is the thing intended, understand by the expression used here, "persons esteemed by the apostles" [BEZA, GROTIUS, DE WETTE, MEYER, FRITZSCHE, STUART, PHILIPPI, HODGE]. 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