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

New Living Translation
Greet each other with Christian love.

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Greet one another with a holy kiss.

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Greet one another with an holy kiss.

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Greet one another with a holy kiss. All the saints greet you.

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Greet one another with a holy kiss. All the saints greet you.

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Greet one another with a holy kiss.

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Greet one another with a holy kiss.

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Greet one another with a holy kiss.

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Greet one another with an holy kiss.

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Salute one another with a holy kiss.

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Salute one another with a holy kiss.

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Salute one another with a holy kiss.

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Salute one another with a holy kiss.

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Greet one another with a holy kiss.

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Greet one another with a holy kiss.

Young's Literal Translation
salute one another in an holy kiss;
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Final Greetings and Blessing
11Finally, brothers, rejoice! Aim for perfect harmony, encourage one another, be of one mind, live in peace. And the God of love and peace will be with you. 12Greet one another with a holy kiss. 13All the saints send you greetings.…
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

Greet one another with an holy kiss.

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

1 Corinthians 16:20 All the brothers greet you. Greet you 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 …

(12) Greet one another with an holy kiss.--The tense of the Greek verb indicates that the Apostle is giving directions, not for a normal and, as it were, liturgical usage, but for a single act. In doing so, he repeats what he had said in 1Corinthians 16:20. The same injunction appears in Romans 16:16; 1Thessalonians 5:26. What he meant was that, as the public reading of the Epistle came to a close, the men who listened should embrace each other and kiss each other's cheeks, in token that all offences were forgotten and forgiven, and that there was nothing but peace and goodwill between them. It was, perhaps, natural, that the counsel should be taken as a rubric, even at the cost of its losing its real significance, and becoming a stereotyped formula. So in the Apostolic Constitutions (possibly of the third century) we find the rubric, "Let the deacons say to all, 'Salute ye one another with a holy kiss:' and let the clergy salute the bishop, the men of the laity salute the men, the women the women." The deacons were to watch that there was no disorder during the act (8:57). In the account given by Justin (Apol. i. 65) it appears as preceding the oblation of the bread and wine for the Eucharistic Feast, as it did in most of the Eastern liturgies, probably as a symbolic act of obedience to the command of Matthew 5:24. In the Western Church it came after the consecration of the elements and the Lord's Prayer. It was intermitted on Good Friday in the African Church (Tertull. De Orat. c. 14) as unsuitable for a day of mourning. It may be noted as the survival of a residuum of the old practice, that when the usage was suppressed by the Western Church, in the thirteenth century, it was replaced by the act of kissing a marble or ivory tablet, on which some sacred subject, such as the Crucifixion, had been carved, which was passed from one to another, and was known as the osculatorium, or "kissing instrument."

Verse 12. - Great one another. The verb, being in the aorist, refers to a single act. When the letter had been read in their hearing, they were, in sign of perfect unity and mutual forgiveness, to give one another the kiss of peace. With a holy kiss (see on 1 Corinthians 16:20; comp. 1 Peter 5:14). Greet one another with an holy kiss. See Gill on Romans 16:16. 13:11-14 Here are several good exhortations. God is the Author of peace and Lover of concord; he hath loved us, and is willing to be at peace with us. And let it be our constant aim so to walk, that separation from our friends may be only for a time, and that we may meet in that happy world where parting will be unknown. He wishes that they may partake all the benefits which Christ of his free grace and favour has purchased; the Father out of his free love has purposed; and the Holy Ghost applies and bestows.
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