Romans 16:11 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓]

Romans 16:11, NIV: Greet Herodion, my fellow Jew. Greet those in the household of Narcissus who are in the Lord.

Romans 16:11, ESV: Greet my kinsman Herodion. Greet those in the Lord who belong to the family of Narcissus.

Romans 16:11, KJV: Salute Herodion my kinsman. Greet them that be of the household of Narcissus, which are in the Lord.

Romans 16:11, NASB: Greet Herodion, my kinsman. Greet those of the household of Narcissus, who are in the Lord.

Romans 16:11, NLT: Greet Herodion, my fellow Jew. Greet the Lord's people from the household of Narcissus.

Romans 16:11, CSB: Greet Herodion, my fellow Jew. Greet those who belong to the household of Narcissus who are in the Lord.

What does Romans 16:11 mean? [⇑ See verse text ⇑]

Paul continues to list individuals and families to whom he would like his readers to pass on his greetings. Now Paul mentions a man named Herodion. Since this would have been an unusual name in Rome, scholars suggest this may have been either a family member or former slave who served one of the royal lines of the Herods. Since Paul calls him a kinsman or relative, it is assumed the man is Jewish.

Paul also offers his greetings to those in the Lord who belong to the family of a man called Narcissus. Paul does not offer greetings to Narcissus directly. In other words, Paul offers his greeting to the Christian members of this man's family, suggesting that some in the family had not come to faith in Christ. It's possible this is the same Narcissus known from history as a servant to the Roman Emperor Claudius. Claudius died in AD 54. Narcissus is said to have committed suicide sometime later.