ST. PAUL’S LETTER TO THE ROMANS 16:1-16
Brethren, I commend to you our sister Phoebe, a deaconess of the church at Cenchreai, that you may receive her in the Lord as befits the saints, and help her in whatever she may require from you, for she has been a helper of many and of myself as well.
Greet Prisca and Aquila, my fellow workers in Christ Jesus, who risked their necks for my life, to whom not only I but also all the churches of the Gentiles give thanks; greet also the church in their house.
Greet my beloved Epainetos, who was the first convert in Asia for Christ.
Greet Mary, who has worked hard among you.
Greet Andronicos and Junias, my kinsmen and my fellow prisoners; they are men of note among the apostles, and they were in Christ before me.
Greet Ampliatos, my beloved in the Lord.
Greet Urbanus, our fellow worker in Christ, and my beloved Stachys. Greet Apelles, who is approved in Christ.
Greet those who belong to the family of Aristobulos.
Greet my kinsman Herodion.
Greet those in the Lord who belong to the family of Narcissos.
Greet those workers in the Lord, Tryphaina and Tryphosa.
Greet the beloved Persis, who has worked hard in the Lord.
Greet Rufus, eminent in the Lord, also his mother and mine.
Greet Asyncritos, Phlegon, Hermes, Patrobas, Hermas, and the brethren who are with them.
Greet Philologos, Julia, Nereus and his sister, and Olympas, and all the saints who are with them.
Greet one another with a holy kiss.
All the churches of Christ greet you.
At that time, when the crowds were increasing, Jesus began to say, “This generation is an evil generation; it seeks a sign, but no sign shall be given to it except the sign of Jonah.
For as Jonah became a sign to the men of Nineveh, so will the Son of man be to this generation.
The queen of the South will arise at the judgment with the men of this generation and condemn them; for she came from the ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon, and behold, something greater than Solomon is here.
The men of Nineveh will arise at the judgment with this generation and condemn it; for they repented at the preaching of Jonah, and behold, something greater than Jonah is here.
No one after lighting a lamp puts it in a cellar or under a bushel, but on a stand, that those who enter may see the light.”