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1 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. 3 Greet Priscilla and Aquila my helpers in Christ Jesus: 4 Who have for my life laid down their own necks: unto whom not only I give thanks, but also all the churches of the Gentiles. 5 Likewise greet the church that is in their house. Salute my well-beloved Epaenetus, who is the firstfruits of Achaia unto Christ. 6 Greet Mary, who bestowed much labour on us. 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. 8 Greet Amplias my beloved in the Lord. 9 Salute Urbane, our helper in Christ, and Stachys my beloved. 10 Salute Apelles approved in Christ. Salute them which are of Aristobulus' household. 11 Salute Herodion my kinsman. Greet them that be of the household of Narcissus, which are in the Lord. 12 Salute Tryphena and Tryphosa, who labour in the Lord. Salute the beloved Persis, which laboured much in the Lord. 13 Salute Rufus chosen in the Lord, and his mother and mine. 14 Salute Asyncritus, Phlegon, Hermas, Patrobas, Hermes, and the brethren which are with them. 15 Salute Philologus, and Julia, Nereus, and his sister, and Olympas, and all the saints which are with them. 16 Salute one another with an holy kiss. The churches of Christ salute you. 17 Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them. 18 For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple. 19 For your obedience is come abroad unto all men. I am glad therefore on your behalf: but yet I would have you wise unto that which is good, and simple concerning evil. 20 And the God of peace shall bruise Satan under your feet shortly. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen. 21 Timotheus my workfellow, and Lucius, and Jason, and Sosipater, my kinsmen, salute you. 22 I Tertius, who wrote this epistle, salute you in the Lord. 23 Gaius mine host, and of the whole church, saluteth you. Erastus the chamberlain of the city saluteth you, and Quartus a brother. 24 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen. 25 Now to him that is of power to stablish you according to my gospel, and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery, which was kept secret since the world began, 26 But now is made manifest, and by the scriptures of the prophets, according to the commandment of the everlasting God, made known to all nations for the obedience of faith: 27 To God only wise, be glory through Jesus Christ for ever. Amen.

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1 Enakshi Ganguly = ""Paul recommends Phebe to the Christians at Rome. It becomes Christians to help one another in their affairs, especially strangers; we know not what help we may need ourselves. Paul asks help for one that had been helpful to many; he that watereth shall be watered also himself. Though the care of all the churches came upon him daily, yet he could remember many persons, and send salutations to each, with particular characters of them, and express concern for them. Lest any should feel themselves hurt, as if Paul had forgotten them, he sends his remembrances to the rest, as brethren and saints, though not named. He adds, in the close, a general salutation to them all, in the name of the churches of Christ."Source: http://www.christnotes.org/commentary.php?b=45&c=16&com=mhc"
2 Enakshi Ganguly = ""
3 Sara Di Diego = "Phebe (or Phoebe) was a notable woman from the city church of Cenchreae.  She was in charge of giving this letter to the Romans.  This church most probably met in her home, so she was the head of it.  It is notable to point out that the majority of the people in high positions at this church were women.Work Cited:http://newlife.id.au/wp-content/uploads/1st-Century-Roman-Lady_Pompeii-Mosaic-230x300.jpghttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phoebe_%28biblical_figure%29"
4 Enakshi Ganguly = ""Rather, a deaconess, keeping the technical term. Deacons were originally appointed to attend to the wants of the poorer members of the Church. This is the first mention of women-deacons, in regard to whom instructions are given to Timothy (1Timothy 3:11). The necessity for an order of deaconesses would gradually make itself felt where women were kept in a stricter seclusion, as in Greece and some parts of the East."Source: http://biblehub.com/commentaries/romans/16-1.htm"
5 Sara Di Diego = "Scholars believe Paul is referring to a man and his wife, or a man and his sister as apostles.  This is a breakthrough, since although Mary Magdalen was a close friend of Jesus, there is no other mention of a female disciple before Junia.Work Cited:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Junia#Paul_and_Andronicus_and_Junia"
6 Sara Di Diego = "Scholars believe each of these people had their own "small groups" that were not big enough to be called churches.  They would have gathered together at least once a week to talk about their beliefs and Jesus.  It is very important to see here that Paul was very involved in knowing everything Christian that was happening in Rome, while also memorizing the names of all his helpers in Rome.Work Cited:http://www.biblestudytools.com/commentaries/jamieson-fausset-brown/romans/romans-16.html"
7 Cary W = "When our hearts are set on Christ, it is the most natural gesture to salute all who are in Christ and serve His purposes, which is always His People or Church.Paul, passionate in his love for all the brethren, sets a tone of absolute respect, honor and praise for all whom have touched His life and works selflessly to further the work and message of Jesus."
8 Cary W = "May we always offer each other the holy kiss of blessing and salutation of having the honor of fellow shipping with one of His Saints.Paul's love here for each person named is exemplary in that it is such sincere thought and appreciation for each of his fellow believers, aware of all the trials each suffers in their faith.We release the blessing of God each time we bless another with the holiness gracefully given us in Christ.  And people around you will feel it when you bless them in holiness, some may even be healed."
9 Cary W = "After praising and saluting all of the faithful servants of Christ, he then warns believers to mark and avoid all who cause divisions an offenses, forgetting the grace of God in Christ, which leads to a humble grateful heart; the only attitude that sponsors unity among people."
10 Deena E = "Unfortunately, those whom Paul is speaking of here ("them which cause divisions and offences, they that serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly, deceive the hearts of the simple by good words and fair speech") are hidden [or out in the open] in many churches today. "
11 Cary W = "Here we see that it is the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ and His power to establish us in the gospel, in the mystery of Christ in us, which is now being poured through us, making the ways of God manifest in this fallen, broken world.  And for our station in Him, to God only wise, be the glory through His Son Jesus Christ forever.  Amen!"
12 Cary W = "This is a quite unusual verse, for in it Paul proclaims "his gospel" and preaching of Jesus Christ is a revelation of the mystery, hidden until this delivery of his message.  Paul's message was God's grace, calling and purposes are all being worked out in all men by the outpouring of His Holy Spirit upon this age of mercy and grace."
13 Cary W = "May we each, thank right now, all the saints that have been given us in our friends, family and community.  And may we all be established in this gospel of being made right with God, now and forever."
14 Enakshi Ganguly = ""
15 Enakshi Ganguly = ""The reference here is to that peculiar feature of the Gospel economy which Paul himself was specially employed to carry into practical effect and to unfold by his teaching--the introduction of the Gentile believers to an equality with their Jewish brethren, and the new, and, to the Jews, quite unexpected form which this gave to the whole Kingdom of God (compare Ephesians 3:1-10  , &c.). 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. 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."Source: http://www.biblestudytools.com/commentaries/jamieson-fausset-brown/romans/romans-16.html"