Jamieson, Fausset, and Brown
who have for my life laid down—"who did for my life lay down"
their own necks—that is, risked their lives; either at Corinth (Acts 18:6, Acts 18:9-10), or more probably at Ephesus (Acts 19:30-31; and compare I Corinthians 15:32). They must have returned from Ephesus (where we last find them in the history of the Acts) to Rome, whence the edict of Claudius had banished them (Acts 18:2); and doubtless, if not the principal members of that Christian community, they were at least the most endeared to our apostle.
unto whom not only I give thanks, but also all the churches of the Gentiles—whose special apostle this dear couple had rescued from imminent danger.
Salute Priscilla—The true reading here is "Prisca" (as in II Timothy 4:19), a contracted form of Priscilla, as "Silas" of "Silvanus."
and Aquila my helpers—The wife is here named before the husband (as in Acts 18:18, and Romans 16:26, according to the true reading; also in II Timothy 4:19), probably as being the more prominent and helpful to the Church.
Other Jamieson, Fausset, and Brown entries containing Romans 16:4:
1 Corinthians 16:19
2 Timothy 4:19
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