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Rom 16:13-14

Discussion in 'Book of Romans' started by clark thompson, Dec 15, 2014.

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    Romans 16:13-14King James Version (KJV)
    13 Salute Rufus chosen in the Lord, and his mother and mine.
    14 Salute Asyncritus, Phlegon, Hermas, Patrobas, Hermes, and the brethren which are with them.
    Romans 16:13-14Complete Jewish Bible (CJB)
    13 Greet Rufus, chosen by the Lord, and his mother, who has been a mother to me too.
    14 Greet Asyncritus, Phlegon, Hermes, Patrobas, Hermas and the brothers who are with them.
    Complete Jewish Bible (CJB) Copyright © 1998 by David H. Stern. All rights reserved.

    These are my thoughts, please share yours.
    13 This is Paul first reference to his mother who would have been old but this shows that perhaps they were cousins or some family or just childhood friends. Rufus was chosen by the Lord which shows that he may have been from a background where people would perhaps said he would have not come to Jesus. Rufus’s father was the man that helped Jesus carry His cross.
    14 These men were all Christians from Rome, may have been more connected than others may have been a group that was hard to separate all with the same motivation for serving the Lord.
     

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