16:4 who for my life risked their own necks, to whom not only do I give thanks, but also all the churches of the Gentiles; Rom. Since Rom. 16:4 has the dative οἷς rather than περὶ ὧν or ὑπὲρ ὧν, then it is more probable that Rom. If one considers doctrine to be cold and personal, surely Paul might be expected to be distant, academic, and aloof here. Laid down their own necks - To "lay down the neck" is to lay the head on a block to be cut off with the axe; or to bow down the head as when the neck was exposed to be cut off by the sword of the executioner. Romans 16:4 Parallel Verses ... in its Divine revelation of the meaning of Christ's resurrection, with all the blessings of which it is the source. On what occasion this was done, is not known, as it is not referred to in the New Testament elsewhere. 16:6 Greet Mary, who has worked hard for you. This is an uncommon Greek name meaning “ear of corn.” Greek: Sunistemi de humin PHoiben ten adelphen hemon, ousan diakonon tes ekklesias tes en Kegchreais,. I pray that I would walk in spirit and truth and not allow myself to be drawn into any dissentious discussions with brothers and sisters in Christ, but quickly turn away from those that display any spirit of disunity and discord. It gives us a living Saviour, who revealed Himself to His disciples on earth, and to Paul from heaven. ASV: I commend unto you Phoebe … Heavenly Father, thank You for the truth of Your word. The meaning is, that they had hazarded their lives, had exposed themselves to imminent danger, to save the life of Paul. "Urbane" means "polite" or "of the city". Tradition also, has him to be one of the 70 disciples. 4 They risked their lives for me. Romans 16:3-4 New International Version (NIV) 3 Greet Priscilla [ a ] and Aquila, my co-workers in Christ Jesus. 16:4 should be translated as “to whom” rather than “for whom,” even if it is unprecedented in the NT corpus to give thanks to someone other than God. The meaning is, that they had hazarded their lives, had exposed themselves to imminent danger, to save the life of Paul. Amplified: NOW I introduce and commend to you our sister Phoebe, a deaconess of the church at Cenchreae, (Amplified Bible - Lockman). Rom. Laid down their own necks - To "lay down the neck" is to lay the head on a block to be cut off with the axe; or to bow down the head as when the neck was exposed to be cut off by the sword of the executioner. Romans 16:1 I commend to you our sister Phoebe, who is a servant of the church which is at Cenchrea (NASB: Lockman). (4) Of all the epistles we would expect to be cold and distant, Romans would come close to the top of the list. Romans 16:4. It was a strong expression referring to imminent and violent death. I realise how easily division and disunity can infiltrate the body of Christ. Romans 16:4. rom 16:4. Who have for my life - In order to save my life. Not only I but all the churches of the Gentiles are grateful to them. Romans 16:4. Who have for my life - In order to save my life. 16:5 also greet the church that is in their house. Romans 16:4. risked their own necks: Some suggest that this expression, literally meaning “placed their neck under,” is a figure of speech derived from the practice of beheading, which was used in Roman times. Stachys is said by historians (not the Bible), to have been bishop of Byzantium. Greet Epaenetus, my beloved, who is the first convert to Christ from Asia. Romans 16:9 "Salute Urbane, our helper in Christ, and Stachys my beloved." The Book of Romans is a meticulous, systematic exposition of the gospel and of biblical theology. Rom. 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