Romans 16:5

“Likewise greet the church that is in their house. Salute my wellbeloved Epaenetus, who is the firstfruits of Achaia unto Christ.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Likewise greet the Church that is in their house. Salute my welbeloued Epenetus, who is the first fruits of Achaia vnto Christ.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

also {greet} the church that is in their house. Greet Epaenetus, my beloved, who is the first convert to Christ from Asia.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

and `salute' the church that is in their house. Salute Epaenetus my beloved, who is the first-fruits of Asia unto Christ.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And say a kind word to the church which is in their house. Give my love to my dear Epaenetus, who is the first fruit of Asia to Christ.
- Basic English Bible

and the assembly at their house. Salute Epaenetus, my beloved, who is [the] first-fruits of Asia for Christ.
- Darby Bible

Likewise greet the church that is in their house. Salute my well-beloved Epenetus, who is the first-fruits of Achaia to Christ.
- Webster's Bible

Greetings, too, to the Church that meets at their house. Greetings to my dear Epaenetus, who was the earliest convert to Christ in the province of Asia;
- Weymouth Bible

Greet the assembly that is in their house. Greet Epaenetus, my beloved, who is the first fruits of Achaia to Christ.
- World English Bible

And grete ye wel her meyneal chirche. Grete wel Efenete, louyd to me, that is the firste of Asie in Crist Jhesu.
- Wycliffe Bible

and the assembly at their house; salute Epaenetus, my beloved, who is first-fruit of Achaia to Christ.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Romans 16:5


16:5 Salute the church that is in their house - Aquila had been driven from Rome in the reign of Claudius, but was now returned, and performed the same part there which Caius did at Corinth, #Rom 16:23|. Where any Christian had a large house, there they all assembled together though as yet the Christians at Rome had neither bishops nor deacons. So far were they from any shadow of papal power. Nay, there does not appear to have been then in the whole city any more than one of these domestic churches. Otherwise there can be no doubt but St. Paul would have saluted them also. Epenetus - Although the apostle had never been at Rome, yet had he many acquaintance there. But here is no mention of Linus or Cemens; whence it appears, they did not come to Rome till after this. The firstfruits of Asia - The first convert in the proconsular Asia.


People's Bible Notes for Romans 16:5


Ro 16:5 Likewise [greet] the church that is in their house. As the early Christians had no houses of worship, they met in the homes of prominent brethren. In the large cities there would be several such groups. One of these in Rome met in the house of Priscilla and Aquila. Epaenetus. He is not mentioned elsewhere. Who is the firstfruits of Achaia. "Asia", as in the Revised Version, is the true reading. The family of Stephanas were the first converts of Achaia (1Co 16:15).

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