Galatians 6:18
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New International Version
The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit, brothers and sisters. Amen.

New Living Translation
Dear brothers and sisters, may the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Amen.

English Standard Version
The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit, brothers. Amen.

Berean Study Bible
The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit, brothers. Amen.

Berean Literal Bible
The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit, brothers. Amen.

New American Standard Bible
The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit, brethren. Amen.

King James Bible
Brethren, the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Amen.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Brothers, the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Amen.

International Standard Version
May the grace of our Lord Jesus, the Messiah, be with your spirit, brothers! Amen.

NET Bible
The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit, brothers and sisters. Amen.

New Heart English Bible
The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit, brothers. Amen.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
The grace of our Lord Yeshua The Messiah is with your spirit, my brethren. Amen.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
May the good will of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit, brothers and sisters! Amen.

New American Standard 1977
The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit, brethren. Amen.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Brethren, the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Amen.

King James 2000 Bible
Brethren, the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Amen.

American King James Version
Brothers, the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Amen.

American Standard Version
The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit, brethren. Amen.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit, brethren. Amen.

Darby Bible Translation
The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ [be] with your spirit, brethren. Amen.

English Revised Version
The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit, brethren. Amen.

Webster's Bible Translation
Brethren, the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Amen.

Weymouth New Testament
May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirits, brethren. Amen.

World English Bible
The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit, brothers. Amen.

Young's Literal Translation
The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ is with your spirit, brethren! Amen.
Study Bible
Benediction
17From now on let no one cause me trouble, for I bear on my body the marks of Jesus. 18The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit, brothers. Amen.
Cross References
Acts 1:15
In those days Peter stood up among the brothers (a gathering of about a hundred and twenty) and said,

Romans 1:13
I do not want you to be unaware, brothers, how often I planned to come to you (but have been prevented from visiting until now), in order that I might have a harvest among you, just as I have had among the other Gentiles.

Romans 16:20
The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.

Galatians 3:15
Brothers, let me put this in human terms. Even a human covenant, once it is ratified, cannot be canceled or amended.

Galatians 4:12
I beg you, brothers, become like me, for I became like you. You have done me no wrong.

Galatians 4:28
Now you, brothers, like Isaac, are children of the promise.

Galatians 6:1
Brothers, if someone is caught in a trespass, you who are spiritual should restore him with a spirit of gentleness. But watch yourself, or you also may be tempted.

2 Timothy 4:22
The Lord be with your spirit. Grace be with you all.

Philemon 1:25
The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit.
Treasury of Scripture

Brothers, the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Amen.

the grace.

Romans 16:20,24 And the God of peace shall bruise Satan under your feet shortly. …

2 Corinthians 13:14 The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the …

2 Timothy 4:22 The Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Grace be with you. Amen.

Philemon 1:25 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Amen.

Revelation 22:21 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.

CONCLUDING REMARKS ON THE EPISTLE TO THE GALATIANS.

The Galatians, or Gallograecians, were the descendants of Gauls, who migrated from their own country, and after a series of disasters, got possession of a large district in Asia Minor, from them called Galatia. (Pausanias, Attic. c. iv.) They are mentioned by historians as a tall and valiant people, who went nearly naked, and used for arms only a buckler and sword; and the impetuosity of their attack is said to have been irresistible. Their religion, before their conversion was extremely corrupt and superstitious; they are said to have worshipped the mother of the gods, under the name of Adgistis; and to have offered human sacrifices of the prisoners they took in war. Though they spoke the Greek language in common with almost all the inhabitants of Asia Minor, yet it appears from Jerome that they retained their original Gaulish language even as late as the fifth century. Christianity appears to have been first planted in these regions by Paul himself, (ch.

Galatians 1:6 I marvel that you are so soon removed from him that called you into …

Galatians 4:13 You know how through infirmity of the flesh I preached the gospel …

(18) With your spirit.--The grace of God works especially on the "spirit," or highest part, of man.

[The subscription, as it stands in our Bibles, appears for the first time in MSS. dating from about the beginning of the ninth century, though before this the Epistle had been described as written from Rome by Theodoret, Euthalius, and Jerome. We have seen that the choice really lies between Ephesus and Macedonia, or Corinth, and that the probability seems to be somewhat in favour of the latter.]

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Verse 18. - Brethren, the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Amen (ἡ χάρις τοῦ Κυρίου ἡμῶν Ἰησοῦ Ξριστοῦ μετὰ τοῦ πνεύματος ὑμῶν ἀδελφοί Ἀμήν); the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit, brethren. Amen. "The grace of Jesus Christ" denotes his Saviour's loving-kindness, not only effectual in making a guilty soul acceptable to God through his atonement, but also in purifying it from sin, enduring it with spiritual strength, and securing its final salvation. The pre-eatery imperative "be," which, of course, is to be supplied, clothes a friendly wish in the pious form of a prayer. "With," the μετὰ which, in the Septuagint, represents the Hebrew 'im, meaning "present to help," is illustrated by Genesis 21:22; Ruth 2:4; Judges 6:12; Matthew 1:23; 28:90; John 3:2; John 16:32. "With your spirit," here, as in Philippians 4:23; Philemon 1:25; 2 Timothy 4:22, replaces the "with you," which is the form in which the farewell greeting is commonly couched; as in 1 Corinthians 16:23; Ephesians 6:24, etc. There is no polemical reference whatever in the substitution; rather it is an affectionate amplification or intensification of the kindly wish or blessing, the outcome of affectionate yearning, after the stern rebukes which he had felt himself compelled to address to them. It expresses his desire that Christ's grace might be very near to them - near to the most intimate and most controlling part of their nature. The singular "spirit" is conjoined with the plural pronoun "your," as in Romans 8:16; 1 Corinthians 6:19 ("your body"); 1 Thessalonians 5:23, "your spirit and soul and body." The word "brethren" is added last of all, as it were in caressing affectionateness, as in Philemon 1:7. The final "Amen" seals the true earnestness and the devotional spirit of the benediction.



Brethren,.... So he calls them, to testify his affection for them, notwithstanding their infirmity and instability, and the roughness with which he had treated them; and to show his great humility and condescension in owning the relation, and putting them on a level with himself, which the pride of the false teachers would not suffer them to do.

The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit: which is his concluding benediction and usual salutation and token in all his epistles: he wishes that more gifts of grace might be bestowed upon them; that the Gospel of the grace of God might be continued with them; that the love of Christ might be shed abroad in their hearts; that they might receive out of his fulness grace for grace; that there might be an increase of grace in their souls; that it might abound in them, and they grow in the exercise of it: he does not pray that the law of Moses, or the righteousness of works, but that the grace of Christ might be with them; not in the mere notion of it, but in the spiritual experience of it; that it might be in their hearts, and with their spirits, quickening, comforting, and strengthening them; making them more spiritual and evangelical in their frames and duties, and freeing them from a carnal and legal spirit: to all which he sets his

Amen; signifying his desire that so it might be, and his faith that so it would be. The subscription of the letter follows,

unto the Galatians, written from Rome; where perhaps he was then a prisoner; the Arabic version adds, "by Titus and Luke": who might be sent with it, but the subscriptions of the epistles are not to be depended on. 18. Brethren—Place it, as Greek, "last" in the sentence, before the "Amen." After much rebuke and monition, he bids them farewell with the loving expression of brotherhood as his last parting word (see on [2358]Ga 1:6).

be with your spirit—which, I trust, will keep down the flesh (1Th 5:23; 2Ti 4:22; Phm 25). 6:16-18 A new creation to the image of Christ, as showing faith in him, is the greatest distinction between one man and another, and a blessing is declared on all who walk according to this rule. The blessings are, peace and mercy. Peace with God and our conscience, and all the comforts of this life, as far as they are needful. And mercy, an interest in the free love and favour of God in Christ, the spring and fountain of all other blessings. The written word of God is the rule we are to go by, both in its doctrines and precepts. May his grace ever be with our spirit, to sanctify, quicken, and cheer us, and may we always be ready to maintain the honour of that which is indeed our life. The apostle had in his body the marks of the Lord Jesus, the scars of wounds from persecuting enemies, for his cleaving to Christ, and the doctrine of the gospel. The apostle calls the Galatians his brethren, therein he shows his humility and his tender affection for them; and he takes his leave with a very serious prayer, that they might enjoy the favour of Christ Jesus, both in its effects and in its evidences. We need desire no more to make us happy than the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ. The apostle does not pray that the law of Moses, or the righteousness of works, but that the grace of Christ, might be with them; that it might be in their hearts and with their spirits, quickening, comforting, and strengthening them: to all which he sets his Amen; signifying his desire that so it might be, and his faith that so it would be.
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