Romans 16:6-10

Greet Mary, who labored much for us.

Greet Andronicus and Junia, my countrymen 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.

Greet Urbanus, our fellow worker in Christ, and Stachys, my beloved.

10 Greet Apelles, approved in Christ. Greet those who are of the household of Aristobulus.

countrymen — maybe relatives, but probably just fellow Jews

in Christ before me — in Christ when Paul was persecuting Christians

Amplias — a Roman slave name

Aristobulus — not a Christian, probably Herod’s grandson. When he died, his slaves became the property of the emperor and were sent to Rome.

household of Aristobulus — his slaves?

Urbanus — a slave, possibly freed

approved — tested

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