1 I want you to know that you can trust our sister ˻in Christ˼, Phoebe. She is a special helper in the church in Cenchrea. 2 I ask you to accept her in the Lord. Accept her the way God’s people should. Help her with anything she needs from you. She has helped me very much, and she has helped many other people too. 3 Say hello to Priscilla and Aquila. They work together with me in Christ Jesus. 4 They risked their own lives to save my life. I am thankful to them, and all the non-Jewish churches are thankful to them. 5 Also, say hello to the church that meets at their house. Say hello to my dear friend Epaenetus. He was the first person to follow Christ in Asia. 6 Say hello to Mary. She worked very hard for you. 7 Say hello to Andronicus and Junia. They are my relatives, and they were in prison with me. They were followers of Christ before I was. And they are some of the most important of the people that Christ sent out to do his work. They were believers in Christ before I was. 8 Say hello to Ampliatus, my dear friend in the Lord. 9 Say hello to Urbanus. He is a worker together with me for Christ. And say hello to my dear friend Stachys. 10 Say hello to Apelles. He was tested and proved that he truly loves Christ. Say hello to all those people that are in the family of Aristobulus. 11 Say hello to Herodion, my relative. Say hello to all the people in the family of Narcissus that belong to the Lord. 12 Say hello to Tryphaena and Tryphosa. Those women work very hard for the Lord. Say hello to my dear friend Persis. She has also worked very hard for the Lord. 13 Say hello to Rufus. He is a special person in the Lord. Say hello to his mother. She has been a mother to me also. 14 Say hello to Asyncritus, Phlegon, Hermes, Patrobas, Hermas, and all the brothers ˻in Christ˼ that are with them. 15 Say hello to Philologus and Julia, Nereus and his sister, and Olympas. And say hello to all the saints ˻(believers)˼ with them. 16 When you see each other, say hello with a holy kiss. All of Christ’s churches ˻(groups of believers)˼ say hello to you. 17 Brothers and sisters, I ask you to be very careful of those people that cause people to be against each other. Be very careful of those people that upset other people’s faith. Those people are against the true teaching you learned. Stay away from those people. 18 People like that are not serving our Lord Christ. They are only doing things to please themselves. They use fancy talk and say nice things to fool the people that don’t know about evil. 19 All the believers have heard that you obey. So I am very happy because of you. But I want you to be wise about the things that are good. And I want you to know nothing about things that are evil. 20 The God that brings peace will soon defeat Satan ˻(the devil)˼ and give you power over him. The grace ˻(kindness)˼ of our Lord Jesus be with you. 21 Timothy, a worker together with me, says hello to you. Also Lucius, Jason, and Sosipater (these are my relatives) say hello to you. 22 I am Tertius, and I am writing these things that Paul says. I say hello to you in the Lord. 23 Gaius is letting me and the whole church here use his home. He also says hello to you. Erastus and our brother Quartus say hello to you. Erastus is the city treasurer here. 25 Glory to God. God is the One who can make you strong in faith. God can use the Good News that I teach to make you strong. That is the Good News about Jesus Christ that I tell people. That Good News is the secret truth that God has made known. That secret truth was hidden since the beginning. 26 But that secret truth has now been shown to us. And that truth has been made known to all people. It has been made known by the things the prophets wrote. This is what God commanded. And that secret truth has been made known to all people, so that they can believe and obey God. God lives forever. 27 Glory forever to the only wise God through Jesus Christ. Amen.