‘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.