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Bible Reading - Romans 16

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Romans 16

Bible Reading
Focal VerseI appeal to you, brothers, to watch out for those who cause divisions and create obstacles contrary to the doctrine that you have been taught; avoid them. (‭Romans‬ ‭16‬:‭17‬ ESV)
NotesFirst, Paul announces the many personal greetings he has to give, and at the end of this, Paul’s amanuensis, Tertius, adds his greeting to the church as well. (v.22) Paul makes a point about warning those saints in Rome to avoid those who stir up divisions, just has he does elsewhere. One thing that Paul doesn’t do in all of his letters is end it with a doxology, as he does in Romans. Because Paul usually does not end his letters this way, (and he sometimes makes a point about saying that he is writing the letters with his own hand, 1 ) and the *doxology’s proximity to Tertius’ statement of greeting, It is difficult to tell whether this Doxology comes from Paul, or from Tertius. Either way, we can agree it is an inspired portion of Holy Scripture.

  1. See with what large letters I am writing to you with my own hand. (‭Galatians‬ ‭6‬:‭11‬ ESV). I, Paul, write this greeting with my own hand. This is the sign of genuineness in every letter of mine; it is the way I write. (‭2 Thessalonians‬ ‭3‬:‭17‬ ESV) ↩︎