BROTHERS and SISTERS, keep alert, stand firm in the faith, be courageous, be strong. Let all that you do be done in love. Now, brothers and sisters, you know that the household of Stephanas is the firstfruits (first converts) of Achaia, and that they have devoted themselves to the ministry of the saints. I urge you to put yourselves at the service of such people, and of everyone who works and toils with us. I rejoice at the coming of Stephanas and Fortunatus and Achaicus, because they have made up for your absence. For they refreshed my spirit as well as yours. So give recognition to such people. The churches of Asia send greetings. Aquila and Priscilla, together with the church in their house, greet you warmly in the Lord. All the brothers and sisters send greetings. Greet one another with a holy kiss. I, Paul, write this greeting with my own hand. If anyone does not love the Lord Jesus Christ, let them be accursed. O Lord, come! The grace of the Lord Jesus be with you. My love be with all of you in Christ Jesus. Amen.