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. All rights reserved. So will their Christian character acquire solidity and elevation, and their influence for good be proportionably extended. 2 Welcome her in the Lord as one who is worthy of honor among God’s people. Stachys my beloved; this is a Greek name, which signifieth an ear of corn. and by good words and fair speeches deceive the simple--the unwary, the unsuspecting. Salute Priscilla--The true reading here is "Prisca" (as in 2 Timothy 4:19 ), a contracted form of Priscilla, as "Silas" of "Silvanus." Article Images Copyright © 2021 Getty Images unless otherwise indicated. my kinsmen--or, "relatives." Whatever differs from the sound doctrine of the Scriptures, opens a door to divisions and offences. Urbane; this also is a Roman name; it was coveted afterwards by many bishops of Rome. Romans 14 Bible Study. And of course, if "Junia" is to be taken for a woman, this latter must be the meaning. 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. Salem Media Group. Romans - a 16 week study guide. Greet one another with a holy kiss. Greet Rufus, chosen in the Lord, and his mother, who has been a mother to me, too. The ancient subscription at the end of this epistle--though of course of no authority--appears to be in this case quite correct. Salute them that are of the household of Narcissus, that are in the Lord. I am glad therefore on your behalf--"I rejoice therefore over you," seems the true reading. for she hath been a succourer of many, and of myself also--(See Psalms 41:1-3 , 2 Timothy 1:16-18 ). Salute Asyncritus, &c.--These have been thought to be the names of ten less notable Christians than those already named. 23. Greet Apelles, whose fidelity to Christ has stood the test. Romans 16:27Other ancient authorities lack to whom. 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 ). and Lucius--not Luke, for the fuller form of "Lucas" is not "Lucius" but "Lucanus." 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. 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. 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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