1 Corinthians 16:20
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New International Version
All the brothers and sisters here send you greetings. Greet one another with a holy kiss.

New Living Translation
All the brothers and sisters here send greetings to you. Greet each other with Christian love.

English Standard Version
All the brothers send you greetings. Greet one another with a holy kiss.

Berean Study Bible
All the brothers here send you greetings. Greet one another with a holy kiss.

Berean Literal Bible
All the brothers greet you. Greet one another with a holy kiss.

New American Standard Bible
All the brethren greet you. Greet one another with a holy kiss.

King James Bible
All the brethren greet you. Greet ye one another with an holy kiss.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
All the brothers greet you. Greet one another with a holy kiss.

International Standard Version
All the brothers greet you. Greet one another with a holy kiss.

NET Bible
All the brothers and sisters send greetings. Greet one another with a holy kiss.

New Heart English Bible
All the brothers greet you. Greet one another with a holy kiss.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
All the brethren invoke your peace. Invoke the peace one of another with a holy kiss.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
All the brothers and sisters [here] greet you. Greet each other with a holy kiss.

New American Standard 1977
All the brethren greet you. Greet one another with a holy kiss.

Jubilee Bible 2000
All the brothers greet you. Greet ye one another with a holy kiss.

King James 2000 Bible
All the brethren greet you. Greet one another with a holy kiss.

American King James Version
All the brothers greet you. Greet you one another with an holy kiss.

American Standard Version
All the brethren salute you. Salute one another with a holy kiss.

Douay-Rheims Bible
All the brethren salute you. Salute one another with a holy kiss.

Darby Bible Translation
All the brethren salute you. Salute one another with a holy kiss.

English Revised Version
All the brethren salute you. Salute one another with a holy kiss.

Webster's Bible Translation
All the brethren greet you. Greet ye one another with a holy kiss.

Weymouth New Testament
The brethren all send greetings to you. Greet one another with a holy kiss.

World English Bible
All the brothers greet you. Greet one another with a holy kiss.

Young's Literal Translation
salute you do all the brethren; salute ye one another in an holy kiss.
Study Bible
Final Greetings
19The churches in the province of Asia send you greetings. Aquila and Prisca greet you warmly in the Lord, and so does the church that meets at their house. 20All the brothers here send you greetings. Greet one another with a holy kiss. 21This greeting is in my own hand—Paul.…
Cross References
Matthew 5:47
And if you greet only your brothers, what are you doing more than others? Do not even Gentiles do the same?

Romans 16:16
Greet one another with a holy kiss. All the churches of Christ send you greetings.
Treasury of Scripture

All the brothers greet you. Greet you one another with an holy kiss.

the brethren.

Romans 16:16,21,23 Salute one another with an holy kiss. The churches of Christ salute you…

2 Corinthians 13:13 All the saints salute you.

Philippians 4:22 All the saints salute you, chiefly they that are of Caesar's household.

Philemon 1:23 There salute you Epaphras, my fellow prisoner in Christ Jesus;

Hebrews 13:24 Salute all them that have the rule over you, and all the saints. …

Greet.

2 Corinthians 13:12 Greet one another with an holy kiss.

1 Thessalonians 5:26 Greet all the brothers with an holy kiss.

1 Peter 5:14 Greet you one another with a kiss of charity. Peace be with you all …

(20) An holy kiss.--The kiss was the ordinary form of affectionate greeting in the East. The Church adopted it; and when thus interchanged between those whose bond of friendship was not earthly, but spiritual, it was designated "the holy kiss." (See Romans 16:16; 1Thessalonians 5:26.) The practice was given up in the Latin Church in the thirteenth century, but is still used in the Greek Church on certain great occasions, such as Easter Day.

Verse 20. - All the brethren. The Ephesian Church in general. With an holy kiss. The kiss of peace is mentioned in Romans 16:16; 2 Corinthians 13:12; 1 Peter 5:14. It was a sign of the reconciliation of all dissensions. But the abuse of the practice and the hideous heathen calumnies which it helped to perpetuate, led to its abolition. In the Roman Church a shadow of it still remains in the custom of the congregation kissing the pax after the priest has kissed it. The custom still continues in the Christos voscress of Easter Day in the Greek Church, when -

" See! the bearded faces kiss each other:
Every Russian Christian loves his brother.
Serf or noble, each today may claim
Friendly kiss in that all friendly Name."
All the brethren greet you,.... Either the brethren, the members of the church at Ephesus; or the apostle's brethren in the ministry, that were along with him, as Sosthenes and others; or the brethren that were come to him from Corinth, namely Stephanas, Fortunatus, and Achaicus:

greet ye one another with an holy kiss; See Gill on Romans 16:16. 20. holy kiss—the token of the mutual love of Christians, especially at the Lord's Supper (compare Ro 16:16; 1Th 5:26), "in which all the dissensions of the Corinthians would be swallowed up" [Bengel].16:19-24 Christianity by no means destroys civility. Religion should promote a courteous and obliging temper towards all. Those give a false idea of religion, and reproach it, who would take encouragement from it to be sour and morose. And Christian salutations are not mere empty compliments; but are real expressions of good-will to others, and commend them to the Divine grace and blessing. Every Christian family should be as a Christian church. Wherever two or three are gathered together in the name of Christ, and he is among them, there is a church. Here is a solemn warning. Many who have Christ's name much in their mouths, have no true love to him in their hearts. None love him in truth, who do not love his laws, and keep his commandments. Many are Christians in name, who do not love Christ Jesus the Lord in sincerity. Such are separated from the people of God, and the favour of God. Those who love not the Lord Jesus Christ, must perish without remedy. Let us not rest in any religious profession where there is not the love of Christ, earnest desires for his salvation, gratitude for his mercies, and obedience to his commandments. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ has in it all that is good, for time and for eternity. To wish that our friends may have this grace with them, is wishing them the utmost good. And this we should wish all our friends and brethren in Christ. We can wish them nothing greater, and we should wish them nothing less. True Christianity makes us wish those whom we love, the blessings of both worlds; this is meant in wishing the grace of Christ to be with them. The apostle had dealt plainly with the Corinthians, and told them of their faults with just severity; but he parts in love, and with a solemn profession of his love to them for Christ's sake. May our love be with all who are in Christ Jesus. Let us try whether all things appear worthless to us, when compared with Christ and his righteousness. Do we allow ourselves in any known sin, or in the neglect of any known duty? By such inquiries, faithfully made, we may judge of the state of our souls.
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