‘Servants’ (AV, NRSV), ‘envoys’ (REB), ‘an embassy’ (NJB) sent on a goodwill visit to another country (1 Kgs. 5:1) or to make a formal protest (Judg. 11:12). Paul describes himself as an ambassador for Christ (2 Cor. 5:20; Eph. 6:20), travelling abroad as his representative.

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