Salamu Kwa Watu Mbalimbali

16 Napenda kumtambulisha kwenu dada yetu Foibe ambaye ni mtumishi katika Kanisa la Kenkrea. Mpokeeni kama dada yenu katika Kristo, jinsi iwapasavyo watu wa Mungu. Mpeni msaada wow ote atakaohitaji kutoka kwenu maana yeye amekuwa msaada kwa watu wengi, pamoja na mimi.

Salamu zangu kwa Priska na Akila, watumishi wenzangu katika huduma ya Kristo Yesu. Wao walihatarisha maisha yao kwa ajili yangu. Mimi ninawashukuru wao; na si mimi tu bali pia makanisa yote ya watu wa mataifa mengine. Natoa salamu pia kwa lile kanisa linaloabudu nyumbani kwao. Msalimuni rafiki yangu Epaineto aliyekuwa mtu wa kwanza katika mkoa wa Asia kumwamini Kristo.

Salamu zangu kwa Maria aliyefanya kazi kwa bidii kwa ajili yenu. Wasalimuni Andronika na Yunia, jamaa zangu ambao wamekuwa gerezani pamoja nami. Wao ni maarufu miongoni mwa mitume, na walimfahamu Kristo kabla yangu. Salamu zangu kwa Ampliato, mpendwa wangu katika Bwana. Salamu zangu kwa Urbano mfanyakazi mwenzetu katika utumishi wa Kristo pamoja na rafiki yangu mpendwa Stakisi. 10 Salamu zangu kwa Apele ambaye amethibitisha imani yake kwa Kristo. Salamu zangu kwa wote walio nyumbani kwa Aristobulo. 11 Salamu zangu kwa ndugu yangu Herodioni, na kwa wote walio nyumbani kwa Narkisi wanaomwamini Bwana. 12 Salamu zangu kwa Trifainia na Trifosa, wakina mama wanaofanya kazi kwa bidii katika Bwana. Msalimuni mpendwa wangu Persisi ambaye pia ni mama mwingine aliyemtumikia Bwana kwa bidii. 13 Salamu zangu kwa Rufo, mteule wa Bwana na mama yake, ambaye amekuwa kama mama yangu pia. 14 Wasalimuni Asinkrito, Flegoni, Herme, Patroba, Herma na ndugu wote walio pamoja nao. 15 Salamu zangu kwa Filologona na Yulia, Nerea na dada yake, na Olimpa na watu wote wa Mungu walio pamoja nao. 16 Salimianeni ninyi kwa ninyi kwa busu takatifu. Ndugu wa makanisa yote ya

Maonyo Ya Mwisho

17 Ndugu zangu, nawasihi mjihadhari na wote wanaoleta mafara kano na vipingamizi kinyume cha mliyopokea. Waepukeni. 18 Kwa maana watu kama hao hawamtumikii Bwana Kristo, bali wanatumikia tamaa zao wenyewe. Kwa kutumia maneno matamu ya kudanganya, hupo tosha mioyo ya watu wanyofu. 19 Kila mtu amesikia juu ya utii wenu na nimekuwa na furaha kwa ajili yenu. Lakini napenda muwe na hekima katika mambo mema na bila hatia katika mambo maovu. 20 Na Mungu wa amani hatakawia kumponda shetani chini ya miguu yenu. Neema ya Bwana wetu Yesu iwe pamoja nanyi. 21 Timotheo, mfanyakazi mwenzangu anawasalimu. Mnasalimiwa pia na Lukio, Yasoni, na Sosipatro, ndugu zangu. 22 Na mimi Tertio niliyem wandishi wa barua hii nawasalimia kama ndugu yenu katika Kristo. 23 Salamu kutoka kwa Gayo, mwenyeji wangu, pamoja na kanisa lote la hapa. Erasto, mweka hazina wa mji huu, pamoja na Kwarto pia wanawasalimu. [ 24 Neema ya Bwana wetu Yesu Kristo iwe pamoja nanyi nyote. Amina].

Sala Ya Kumsifu Mungu

25 Na asifiwe Mungu ambaye anaweza kuwaimarisha katika Injili niliyowahubiria juu ya Yesu Kristo, kulingana na mafunuo ambayo yalikuwa yamefichika tangu zamani za kale; 26 lakini ambayo sasa yamewekwa wazi na kwa njia ya Maandiko ya manabii yamedhihirishwa kwa mataifa yote kwa amri ya Mungu wa milele, wapate kumwamini na kumtii. 27 Mungu aliye pekee mwenye hekima, atukuzwe milele na milele kwa njia ya Yesu Kristo! Amina.

Personal Greetings

16 I commend(A) to you our sister Phoebe, a deacon[a][b] of the church in Cenchreae.(B) I ask you to receive her in the Lord(C) in a way worthy of his people(D) and to give her any help she may need from you, for she has been the benefactor of many people, including me.

Greet Priscilla[c] and Aquila,(E) my co-workers(F) in Christ Jesus.(G) They risked their lives for me. Not only I but all the churches of the Gentiles are grateful to them.

Greet also the church that meets at their house.(H)

Greet my dear friend Epenetus, who was the first convert(I) to Christ in the province of Asia.(J)

Greet Mary, who worked very hard for you.

Greet Andronicus and Junia, my fellow Jews(K) who have been in prison with me.(L) They are outstanding among[d] the apostles, and they were in Christ(M) before I was.

Greet Ampliatus, my dear friend in the Lord.

Greet Urbanus, our co-worker in Christ,(N) and my dear friend Stachys.

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

Greet those who belong to the household(P) of Aristobulus.

11 Greet Herodion, my fellow Jew.(Q)

Greet those in the household(R) of Narcissus who are in the Lord.

12 Greet 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.

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

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

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

16 Greet one another with a holy kiss.(W)

All the churches of Christ send greetings.

17 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.(X) Keep away from them.(Y) 18 For such people are not serving our Lord Christ,(Z) but their own appetites.(AA) By smooth talk and flattery they deceive(AB) the minds of naive people. 19 Everyone has heard(AC) 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.(AD)

20 The God of peace(AE) will soon crush(AF) Satan(AG) under your feet.

The grace of our Lord Jesus be with you.(AH)

21 Timothy,(AI) my co-worker, sends his greetings to you, as do Lucius,(AJ) Jason(AK) and Sosipater, my fellow Jews.(AL)

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

23 Gaius,(AM) whose hospitality I and the whole church here enjoy, sends you his greetings.

Erastus,(AN) who is the city’s director of public works, and our brother Quartus send you their greetings. [24] [e]

25 Now to him who is able(AO) to establish you in accordance with my gospel,(AP) the message I proclaim about Jesus Christ, in keeping with the revelation of the mystery(AQ) hidden for long ages past, 26 but now revealed and made known through the prophetic writings(AR) by the command of the eternal God, so that all the Gentiles might come to the obedience that comes from[f] faith(AS) 27 to the only wise God be glory forever through Jesus Christ! Amen.(AT)

Footnotes

  1. Romans 16:1 Or servant
  2. Romans 16:1 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.
  3. Romans 16:3 Greek Prisca, a variant of Priscilla
  4. Romans 16:7 Or are esteemed by
  5. Romans 16:24 Some manuscripts include here May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with all of you. Amen.
  6. Romans 16:26 Or that is

16 I commend unto you Phebe our sister, which is a servant of the church which is at Cenchrea:

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.

Greet Priscilla and Aquila my helpers in Christ Jesus:

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.

Likewise greet the church that is in their house. Salute my well-beloved Epaenetus, who is the firstfruits of Achaia unto Christ.

Greet Mary, who bestowed much labour on us.

Salute Andronicus and Junia, my kinsmen, and my fellow-prisoners, who are of note among the apostles, who also were in Christ before me.

Greet Amplias my beloved in the Lord.

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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