Romans 16:9 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓]

Romans 16:9, NIV: Greet Urbanus, our co-worker in Christ, and my dear friend Stachys.

Romans 16:9, ESV: Greet Urbanus, our fellow worker in Christ, and my beloved Stachys.

Romans 16:9, KJV: Salute Urbane, our helper in Christ, and Stachys my beloved.

Romans 16:9, NASB: Greet Urbanus, our fellow worker in Christ, and Stachys my beloved.

Romans 16:9, NLT: Greet Urbanus, our co-worker in Christ, and my dear friend Stachys.

Romans 16:9, CSB: Greet Urbanus, our coworker in Christ, and my dear friend Stachys.

What does Romans 16:9 mean? [⇑ See verse text ⇑]

Paul continues to list people he would like his readers in Rome to greet for him. Because of his name, as with Ampliatus, some scholars suggest that Urbanus may have been a slave or former slave. Paul describes him as "our" fellow worker in Christ instead of "my" fellow worker. Perhaps Paul did not know him well. Or, he was deliberately emphasizing the idea that this man was equally a part of God's family.

Paul describes Stachys as beloved or "the one loved by me," as he has does with several others on this list. Perhaps Paul was especially close to these men or perhaps he is modeling a devoted love for all who are in Christ (Romans 12:10).