1 Corinthians 16:21
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New International Version
I, Paul, write this greeting in my own hand.

New Living Translation
Here is my greeting in my own handwriting--Paul.

English Standard Version
I, Paul, write this greeting with my own hand.

New American Standard Bible
The greeting is in my own hand-- Paul.

King James Bible
The salutation of me Paul with mine own hand.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
This greeting is in my own hand--Paul.

International Standard Version
I, Paul, am writing this greeting with my own hand.

NET Bible
I, Paul, send this greeting with my own hand.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Salutations in my own handwriting, (Paulus' ).

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I, Paul, am writing this greeting with my own hand.

Jubilee Bible 2000
The salutation of me, Paul, is with my own hand.

King James 2000 Bible
The salutation is of me Paul with my own hand.

American King James Version
The salutation of me Paul with my own hand.

American Standard Version
The salutation of me Paul with mine own hand.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The salutation of me Paul, with my own hand.

Darby Bible Translation
The salutation of [me] Paul with my own hand.

English Revised Version
The salutation of me Paul with mine own hand.

Webster's Bible Translation
The salutation of me Paul with my own hand.

Weymouth New Testament
The final greeting of me--Paul--with my own hand.

World English Bible
This greeting is by me, Paul, with my own hand.

Young's Literal Translation
The salutation of me Paul with my hand;
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Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

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.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 21. - With mine own hand. Every one of St. Paul's Epistles, except that to the Galatians (Galatians 6:11), seems to have been written by an amanuensis. The blaze of light in the vision on the road to Damascus seems to have left him with acute and permanent ophthalmia as his "thorn in the flesh;" and this would naturally disincline him to the physical labour of writing. When he did write, his letters seem to have been large and straggling (Galatians 6:11), But this was an age in which documents were frequently falsified by designing persons, and this seems to have happened to St. Paul after he had written his very first extant letter. After warning the Thessalonians not to be frightened "by epistle as from us" (2 Thessalonians 2:2), he adds, at the close of the letter, that henceforth he intends to authenticate every letter by an autograph salutation (2 Thessalonians 3:17; Colossians 4:18; Romans 16:22). To this bad and dangerous practice of forgery is due the energetic appeal of Revelation 22:18, 19. A similar appeal to copyists, couched in the most solemn language, is found in Irenaeus ('Opp.,' 1:821, edit. Stieren), and at the end of Rufinus's prologue to his translation of Origen's 'De Principiis.'

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

The salutation of me Paul with mine own hand. The apostle had an "amanuensis", that wrote the epistle for him; but to prevent counterfeits, and that the church to whom he wrote might be assured of the genuineness of the epistle, that it was truly his own, he wrote with his own hand his common salutation; see 2 Thessalonians 3:17, and which is not in the following words, but what is expressed in 1 Corinthians 16:23.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

21. salutation … with mine own hand—He therefore dictated all the rest of the Epistle.

1 Corinthians 16:21 Additional Commentaries
Context
Paul's Final Greetings
20All the brethren greet you. Greet one another with a holy kiss. 21The greeting is in my own hand-- Paul. 22If anyone does not love the Lord, he is to be accursed. Maranatha.…
Cross References
Romans 16:22
I, Tertius, who wrote down this letter, greet you in the Lord.

Galatians 6:11
See what large letters I use as I write to you with my own hand!

Colossians 4:18
I, Paul, write this greeting in my own hand. Remember my chains. Grace be with you.

2 Thessalonians 3:17
I, Paul, write this greeting in my own hand, which is the distinguishing mark in all my letters. This is how I write.

Philemon 1:19
I, Paul, am writing this with my own hand. I will pay it back--not to mention that you owe me your very self.
Treasury of Scripture

The salutation of me Paul with my own hand.

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Galatians 6:11 You see how large a letter I have written to you with my own hand.

Colossians 4:18 The salutation by the hand of me Paul. Remember my bonds. Grace …

2 Thessalonians 3:17 The salutation of Paul with my own hand, which is the token in every …

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