(See Proverbs 14:15 ). To shun it: "Avoid them. Paul, not only as a friend, but as a minister and an apostle, who had received grace for grace, thus with authority blesses them with this blessing, and repeats it, Romans 16:24. It is the preaching of Jesus Christ. Finding the new version too difficult to understand? 24 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Such remembrances as these are usual in letters between friends and yet Paul, by the savouriness of his expressions, sanctifies these common compliments. The churches of Christ salute you. Let this quicken us to our spiritual conflict, to fight the good fight of faith--we have to do with a conquered enemy, and the victory will be perfect shortly. Lest any should object, "Why was this mystery kept secret so long, and why made manifest now?" As in the main body of the epistle he appears to have been a very knowing man, so in these appurtenances of it he appears to have been a very loving man. (See Hosea 9:10 , Micah 7:1 ). Because of the promise of God, that we shall have victory at last, which is given to quicken and encourage, not to supersede, our watchful cares and vigorous endeavours. Some that were his particular friends, and probably known to the Roman Christians: Timotheus my work-fellow. In time they had the start of Paul, though he was converted the next year after Christ's ascension. and Jason--See Acts 17:5 . 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. Even the disciples of Christ themselves, before his resurrection and ascension, were very much in the dark about the mystery of redemption, and their notion of it was very much clouded and confused such a secret was it for many ages. Do not look only at the divisions and offences, but run up those streams to the fountain, and mark those that cause them, and especially that in them which causes these divisions and offences, those lusts on each side whence come these wars and fightings. Concerning Epenetus, Romans 16:5. 2. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/mhm/romans-16.html. 8. 58.) It is a mystery which the angels desire to look into, and cannot find the bottom of. (See Joshua 10:24 , 2 Samuel 22:41 , Ezekiel 21:29 , Psalms 91:13 ). She relieved many that were in want and distress--a good copy for women to write after that have ability. ", 25. And doubtless it had a good influence upon this that Priscilla the good wife of the family was so very eminent and forward in religion, so eminent that she is often named first. For example, see Origen, Commentary on Romans, 10.17. (2.) "Receive her in the Lord," that is, "for the Lord's sake receive her as a servant and friend of Christ." Salem Media Group. Be ye therefore wise as serpents (Matthew 10:16), wise to discern that which is really good and that which is counterfeit wise to distinguish things that differ, to improve opportunities. St-Takla.org > bible > commentary > en > all > nt > romans Contact St-Takla.org website You can contact us through this form, or directly through mobile/WhatsApp: 002 01287627004 (Michael Ghaly). His recommendation of one friend to the Roman Christians, and his particular salutation of several among them, Romans 16:1-16. --he resolves it into the will of God, who is an absolute sovereign, and gives not an account of any of his matters. Those of their household who are in the Lord (as it is limited, Romans 16:11), that were Christians. None of the names mentioned from Romans 16:5-15 are otherwise known. 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]. Now, in this closing chapter, we may observe, I. But. Lucius appears to be the same one who comes from Cyrene, mentioned in Chapter 13 of Acts as one of the teachers in the city of Antioch. 12. 2. That the letter and the community held special significance for him is clear. 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