Kopiao means to to exhibit great effort and exertion, to the point of sweat and exhaustion. Lyth, D.D. (NASB: Lockman). If your employer's children are committed to your care, how scrupulous you should be regarding them! (3) It is by forwardness in religion that you become entitled to the constant aids of God's grace.(J. 5 Greet also the church that meets at their house. Many young ladies who call themselves Christians seem to spend their life altogether in the service of selfish pleasure and worldly amusement. GREET HERODION, MY KINSMAN: aspasasthe (2PAAM) Erodiona ton suggene mou: Paul’s physical kinsman and therefore a Jew. ); the words that I have spoken to you are spirit and are life." Free Reading Plans and Devotionals related to Romans 16:5. BGT  Romans 16:7 ἀσπάσασθε Ἀνδρόνικον καὶ Ἰουνιᾶν τοὺς συγγενεῖς μου καὶ συναιχμαλώτους μου, οἵτινές εἰσιν ἐπίσημοι ἐν τοῖς ἀποστόλοις, οἳ καὶ πρὸ ἐμοῦ γέγοναν ἐν Χριστῷ. The slothful, negligent Christian emboldens sinners in their transgressions, and confirms them in their stupidity.3. Greet those in the Lord who belong to the family of Narcissus. Labours to promote it among others. NLT  Romans 16:7 Greet Andronicus and Junia, my fellow Jews, who were in prison with me. He loves and teaches the Word of God. GREET URBANUS OUR FELLOW WORKER IN CHRIST: aspasasthe (2PAAM) Ourbanon ton sunergon hemon en Christo: Fellow worker (4904) (sunergos [word study] from sun/syn = together with, speaks of an intimate relationship + érgon = work) means literally working together with and thus refers to a companion in work, a colleague, a co-laborer, a fellow laborer or fellow helper. The less service any one renders, the more useless he or she is in the world. With united hands they laboured in the occupation by which their household was supported. Think of that! (NASB: Lockman). Labours to promote it among others. When Paul calls his beloved Epaenetus the firstfruits, he intimates that a rich harvest followed. He gave to Christ the firstfruits, if not of life itself, yet of that part of life in which he was favoured with the heavenly call. Contributed by James Dina on Aug 7, 2020. NIV  Romans 16:5 Greet also the church that meets at their house. The slothful, negligent Christian emboldens sinners in their transgressions, and confirms them in their stupidity.3. If you and I were sent to labour in a country like that we would take special note of our first convert. Commentary. He is honoured by the increase of His subjects. Greet the beloved Persis, who has worked hard in the Lord. III. Greet dear Persis, who has worked very hard for the Lord. ... One who first embraced Christianity under my preaching in Achaia. Unavoidable infirmities will be viewed with the comforting eye of pity, not with the insulting eye of disdain. THEY HAD A CHURCH IN THEIR HOUSE. It is the highest thing that could be said of any one. He wrote to the Thessalonians, "What is our hope, or joy, or crown of rejoicing? Greet my dear friend Epenetus, who was the first convert to Christ in the province of Asia. Nov 5, 2006. Share. 2. (Mt 25:21,23). (1) This is the command of Christ. Their character is assailed by venomous slander. Excellence combined with diligence mark a man worthy of the highest honor. (NASB: Lockman). HOW A FORWARDNESS IN RELIGION MAY DISCOVER ITSELF. Greet the Lord's people from the household of Narcissus. NLT  Romans 16:12 Give my greetings to Tryphena and Tryphosa, the Lord's workers, and to dear Persis, who has worked so hard for the Lord. There are many who are forward in little matters; zealous for or against opinions, forms, etc., but this is only forwardness in a party design. (6 Greet Mary, who worked very hard for you. Scripture: Romans 16:5–16 Topic: Life Together; Greet my beloved Epaenetus, who was the first convert to Christ in Asia. (1) This is the command of Christ. In chapter 11 Paul used this metaphor (first fruits) in explaining how Gentile salvation had Jewish roots writing... "And if the first piece (first fruit = Abraham who was holy or set apart by God) of dough be holy, the lump is also; and if the root be holy, the branches (Gentile converts, the see of Abraham) are too." A true missionary never forgets his first convert, never forgets any convert, and, Paul did not forget Epaenetus, the first convert to Christ in Achaia.(D. Salvation is far more than a "fire insurance" policy. Christ’s resurrection is the “first fruit of those who have fallen asleep” (1Cor 15:20), and like the first fruits of the harvest, it is a taste and a guarantee of the full harvest of resurrection yet to come. A maintenance of the profession and practice of it, though it should involve the charge of singularity. ), you have undoubtedly got a "gutter to glory" testimony to some degree. James tells us that God hath begotten us "that we should be a kind of firstfruits of His creatures" (Revelation 14:4). (Mt 27:16). Deeper Into Scripture: Romans… "In Christ before me" is literally “they have become in Christ before me.” Paul says that "Andronicus and Junias" had became Christians before he did. ( All in the Family), Romans 16:6 Greet Mary, who has worked hard for you. "the church that is in their house"-this expression is also found in (1 Corinthians 16:19; Colossians 4:15; Philemon 1:2). YLT  Romans 16:9 salute Arbanus, our fellow-workman in Christ, and Stachys, my beloved; NAB  Romans 16:9 Greet Urbanus, our co-worker in Christ, and my beloved Stachys. N      New Adam (Romans 5:12-21) – We are children of two “Adams” Hitherto the believers at Rome had neither bishops nor ministers. CSB  Romans 16:6 Greet Mary, who has worked very hard for you. First convert (536) (aparche) is literally first fruit and refers to an offering of any kind, animal as well as grain, but in the presence case speaking of Gentile converts who, analogous to the first portion of the OT offering, were also set aside specifically for the Lord. Blessed To Worship In Simplicity - What we know about this couple is that they were faithful witnesses of the Gospel. By their conversation and example (Acts 18.). Chicago: Moody Press, Our Daily Bread, Copyright RBC Ministries, Grand Rapids, MI. Agapetos could be translated “divinely loved ones.”. Agapetos is used only of Christians as united with God or with each other in love. In the Lord - In the sphere, the "atmosphere", the power, the will of the Lord. )Firstfruits unto ChristJ. NAB  Romans 16:12 Greet those workers in the Lord, Tryphaena and Tryphosa. ESV  Romans 16:7 Greet Andronicus and Junia, my kinsmen and my fellow prisoners. KJV  Romans 16:12 Salute Tryphena and Tryphosa, who labour in the Lord. Greet my dear friend Epenetus, who was the first convert to Christ in the province of Asia. In the important concerns of religion, they will walk, as being heirs together of the grace of life. Regard what belongs to your master or your mistress with as much care as if it were your own. He has never forgotten her and never will. (MacArthur, J: Romans 9-16. Her works, though hidden from man (although not completely because Paul was clearly aware of her toilsome efforts), are with God; and her name is recorded with honor in this book of life. GREET APELLES THE APPROVED (Tried and true) IN CHRIST:aspasasthe (2SAMM) Apellen ton dokimon en Christo: Stedman.. That is a remarkable word there. She had been "a succourer of many" (ver. Let not chivalrous defence be wanting at whatever cost. Kopiao speaks of intense toil even to the point of utter exhaustion if necessary. Heads of families in this way greatly assist their minister. In a passage that helps explain in Christ Paul wrote to the potentially prideful Corinthians that it was... by His (God's) doing you are in Christ Jesus, Who became to us wisdom from God, and righteousness and sanctification, and redemption (1 Cor 1:30), These who were in Christ before Paul were at least potential targets of his venom described in, Saul still breathing threats and murder against the disciples of the Lord" (Acts 9:1), What a difference the gospel of Jesus Christ makes in one's before and after lifestyle! In —. By a like allusion the apostle calls the first converts in a particular place the firstfruits of that place unto Christ. 7 Greet Andronicus and Junia, my kinsmen and my fellow prisoners. Greet those who are of the household of Aristobulus. NET  Romans 16:6 Greet Mary, who has worked very hard for you. (2) This is the direction of the apostle. To engage in hard work with the implication of difficulty and trouble. Note that Paul speaks of the men to whom he is especially attached, (like Stachys in Ro 16:9 [note]), as "my beloved, " and of a woman as "the beloved." Lathrop, D.D.The firstfruits under the law were an offering made to God of the first ripe fruits before the harvest was begun. There are many who are forward in little matters; zealous for or against opinions, forms, etc., but this is only forwardness in a party design. Because it is in the highest degree rational. NJB  Romans 16:10 Greetings to Apelles, proved servant of Christ. Lathrop, D.D. As an evidence of sincerity.2. Aspirations after greater eminence in religion. Because it is in the highest degree rational. Get your church set-up with online giving, sermon streaming, and more in under 24 hours. Greet the beloved Persis, who labored much in the Lord. When Paul calls his beloved Epaenetus the firstfruits, he intimates that a rich harvest followed. Because he is not greeted, it seems certain he was not a Christian. The slothful, negligent Christian emboldens sinners in their transgressions, and confirms them in their stupidity.3. 1994. )LinksRomans 16:5 NIVRomans 16:5 NLTRomans 16:5 ESVRomans 16:5 NASBRomans 16:5 KJVRomans 16:5 Bible AppsRomans 16:5 ParallelRomans 16:5 Biblia ParalelaRomans 16:5 Chinese BibleRomans 16:5 French BibleRomans 16:5 German BibleRomans 16:5 CommentariesBible Hub, I. A zeal for great and essential things. (2) Likewise the Holy Spirit is called first fruit in (see note Romans 8:23) (cf. Not only was she the beloved, suggesting (by the definite article the) she was loved by everyone who knew her, but she also was one who had worked hard in the Lord. If you and I were sent to labour in a country like that we would take special note of our first convert. Did not he take note of that person? Paul utilizes the metaphor of first fruits in three ways in the NT: (1) Of the relationship between the resurrection of Christ to the resurrection of the dead (1Cor 15:20, 23). In the context of the New Testament agape love speaks of God’s divine and infinite love, a love that seeks the ultimate spiritual welfare of the one loved. NIV  Romans 16:9 Greet Urbanus, our fellow worker in Christ, and my dear friend Stachys. NRS  Romans 16:11 Greet my relative Herodion. A servant of God will not be the servant of this world. He is honoured by the increase of His subjects. (1) This is the command of Christ. A true missionary never forgets his first convert, never forgets any convert, and, Paul did not forget Epaenetus, the first convert to Christ in Achaia.(D. It is regarding things according to their nature and importance.6. "Seek first the kingdom of God." It is understandable, therefore, that such smaller groups might experience difficulty in relating to one another on certain issues. Greet my beloved Epenetus, who was the first convert to Christ in the province of Asia. I. That interpretation is supported by Paul’s remark that those two believers were in Christ before me, that is, were converted to Christ before he was. When Paul calls his beloved Epaenetus the firstfruits, he intimates that a rich harvest followed. Note —I. Such local assemblies (cf. It obviously does not refer to the office of apostle (apostolos). Early religion. )Firstfruits unto ChristJ. Wherever this couple went, they soon had a church meeting in their house. (Ibid). The churches of Christ salute you. (Ep 5:1-note). YLT  Romans 16:8 Salute Amplias, my beloved in the Lord; GREET AMPLIATUS, MY BELOVED IN THE LORD : aspasasthe (2PAAM) Ampliaton ton agapeton mou en kurio: (Ro 16:5, 8, 9, 12) (Phil 4:1 1Jn 3:14). In allusion to this Christ is called "the firstfruits of them that slept," because His resurrection is an earnest and pledge of the resurrection of believers. Indeed that is who we are in the Father's eyes! For a considerable part of the time that he preached in Corinth, he abode in their house. Stuart. As it is honourable to Christ, To Him belong the firstfruits of your lives. This forward Christian doubtless assisted Paul greatly.6. A. Taking this term as figurative is very unlikely as Paul's other 2 NT uses of this term clearly refer to literal imprisonment (See note Colossians 4:10-note; Philemon 1:23). )A first convert rememberedD. A true missionary never forgets his first convert, never forgets any convert, and, Paul did not forget Epaenetus, the first convert to Christ in Achaia.(D. Paul goes out of his way to use the perfect tense often when speaking of salvation, which emphasizes the eternal security of the believer, for the perfect tense is descriptive of a an event that has occurred in the past with present continuing results or effects. Early religion. The expression "placed their neck under" the sword or axe, is figurative, but implies the act of exposing one's life, and occurred either at Corinth (Acts 18:12-17) or at Ephesus (1 Corinthians 15:32; 2 Corinthians 1:8; 12:23). A true missionary never forgets his first convert, never forgets any convert, and, Paul did not forget Epaenetus, the first convert to Christ in Achaia.(D. There are many young women whose lives are absolutely wasted, who are utterly wretched and miserable, for want of something to do. And the ambassador said, "Exactly. For faith to be full grown. This truth is worth pondering especially in light of Paul's repeated use in this chapter replete with specific names of other believers. Yet this grand statement of doctrine concludes with a personal greeting from the apostle to a host of people, 27 of whom are mentioned by name. 1. Epaenetus professed the religion of the gospel when all around him were in a different sentiment and practice.4. It would appear that she was a lady of some means. KJV  Romans 16:9 Salute Urbane, our helper in Christ, and Stachys my beloved. The sanctifying and comforting influences of the Spirit are called the firstfruits of the Spirit, as earnests of heavenly happiness. Cultivating a Forever Faith: Lessons from Priscilla and Aquila . The promise is only to those who give diligence to make their calling and election sure. Worked hard (2872)(kopiao from kopos = labor, fatigue) This root word kopos (see word study) is used in secular Greek of “a beating,” “weariness” (as though one had been beaten) and “exertion,” was the proper word for physical tiredness induced by work, exertion or heat. That is not honest. James tells us that God hath begotten us "that we should be a kind of firstfruits of His creatures" (Revelation 14:4). I am thankful to them, and so are all the Gentile churches. Because they were outstanding among the apostles, we can be sure that, like Paul, they were prisoners because of their faith." All have now this call in their youth.2. Strive to enter in at the straight gate. YLT  Romans 16:12 salute Tryphaena, and Tryphosa, who are labouring in the Lord; salute Persis, the beloved, who did labour much in the Lord. It speaks of much in amount or quantity which intensifies an already strong verb, worked hard (see below). (Romans 11:16-note) Just as the first handful of ripened grain is a pledge of the entire harvest to follow, so the Holy Spirit is our pledge or guarantee that the full inheritance will be ours. Paul twice specifically includes godly women among his fellow workers (Prisca or Priscilla Ro 16:3) and Euodia and Syntyche, two godly but quarreling members of the church at Philippi who had shared Paul’s “struggle in the cause of the gospel” (Php 4:3-note). 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