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

New Living Translation
Here is my greeting in my own handwriting--Paul. Remember my chains. May God's grace be with you.

English Standard Version
I, Paul, write this greeting with my own hand. Remember my chains. Grace be with you.

Berean Study Bible
This greeting is in my own hand—Paul. Remember my chains. Grace be with you.

Berean Literal Bible
The greeting is in the own hand--Paul. Remember my chains. Grace be with you.

New American Standard Bible
I, Paul, write this greeting with my own hand. Remember my imprisonment. Grace be with you.

King James Bible
The salutation by the hand of me Paul. Remember my bonds. Grace be with you. Amen.

Christian Standard Bible
I, Paul, am writing this greeting with my own hand. Remember my chains. Grace be with you.

Contemporary English Version
I am signing this letter myself: PAUL. Don't forget that I am in jail. I pray that God will be kind to you.

Good News Translation
With my own hand I write this: Greetings from Paul. Do not forget my chains! May God's grace be with you.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
This greeting is in my own hand--Paul. Remember my imprisonment. Grace be with you.

International Standard Version
This greeting is written with my own signature —"Paul." Remember that I remain imprisoned. May grace be with you! Amen.

NET Bible
I, Paul, write this greeting by my own hand. Remember my chains. Grace be with you.

New Heart English Bible
The salutation of me, Paul, with my own hand: remember my bonds. Grace be with you.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
This greeting is in my own hand, who am Paulus. Remember my imprisonment. Grace be with you. Amen.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I, Paul, am writing this greeting with my own hand. Remember that I'm a prisoner. God's good will be with you.

New American Standard 1977
I, Paul, write this greeting with my own hand. Remember my imprisonment. Grace be with you.

Jubilee Bible 2000
The salutation by the hand of me Paul. Remember my bonds. Grace be with you. Amen.

King James 2000 Bible
The salutation by the hand of me Paul. Remember my bonds. Grace be with you. Amen.

American King James Version
The salutation by the hand of me Paul. Remember my bonds. Grace be with you. Amen.

American Standard Version
The salutation of me Paul with mine own hand. Remember my bonds. Grace be with you.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The salutation of Paul with my own hand. Be mindful of my bands. Grace be with you. Amen

Darby Bible Translation
The salutation by the hand of me Paul. Remember my bonds. Grace [be] with you.

English Revised Version
The salutation of me Paul with mine own hand. Remember my bonds. Grace be with you.

Webster's Bible Translation
The salutation by the hand of me Paul. Remember my bonds. Grace be with you. Amen.

Weymouth New Testament
I Paul add with my own hand this final greeting. Be mindful of me in my imprisonment. Grace be with you.

World English Bible
The salutation of me, Paul, with my own hand: remember my bonds. Grace be with you. Amen.

Young's Literal Translation
The salutation by the hand of me, Paul; remember my bonds; the grace is with you. Amen.
Study Bible
Sharing This Letter
17Tell Archippus: “See to it that you complete the ministry you have received in the Lord.” 18This greeting is in my own hand— Paul. Remember my chains. Grace be with you.
Cross References
Romans 16:22
I, Tertius, who wrote down this letter, greet you in the Lord.

1 Corinthians 16:21
This greeting is in my own hand--Paul.

Philippians 1:7
It is right for me to feel this way about all of you, since I have you in my heart. For in my chains and in my defense and confirmation of the gospel, you are all partners in grace with me.

Colossians 4:3
as you pray also for us, that God may open to us a door for the word, so that we may proclaim the mystery of Christ, for which I am in chains.

1 Timothy 6:21
which some have professed and thus swerved away from the faith. Grace be with you all.

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

Titus 3:15
All who are with me send you greetings. Greet those who love us in the faith. Grace be with all of you.

Hebrews 13:3
Remember those in prison as if you were bound with them, and those who are mistreated as if you were suffering with them.

Hebrews 13:25
Grace be with all of you.

Treasury of Scripture

The salutation by the hand of me Paul. Remember my bonds. Grace be with you. Amen.

by.

1 Corinthians 16:21
The salutation of me Paul with mine own hand.

2 Thessalonians 3:17
The salutation of Paul with mine own hand, which is the token in every epistle: so I write.

Remember.

2 Timothy 1:8
Be not thou therefore ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me his prisoner: but be thou partaker of the afflictions of the gospel according to the power of God;

Hebrews 13:3
Remember them that are in bonds, as bound with them; and them which suffer adversity, as being yourselves also in the body.

Grace.

Romans 16:20,24
And the God of peace shall bruise Satan under your feet shortly. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen…

2 Corinthians 13:14
The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Ghost, be with you all. Amen.

1 Timothy 6:21
Which some professing have erred concerning the faith. Grace be with thee. Amen.

Colossians 4:1
Masters, give unto your servants that which is just and equal; knowing that ye also have a Master in heaven.

Colossians 4:3
Withal praying also for us, that God would open unto us a door of utterance, to speak the mystery of Christ, for which I am also in bonds:







Lexicon
This
(Ho)
Article - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

greeting
ἀσπασμὸς (aspasmos)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 783: A greeting, salutation. From aspazomai; a greeting.

[is in my]
τῇ (tē)
Article - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

own
ἐμῇ (emē)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Dative Feminine 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1699: My, mine. From the oblique cases of ego; my.

hand—
χειρὶ (cheiri)
Noun - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 5495: A hand.

Paul.
Παύλου (Paulou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3972: Paul, Paulus. Of Latin origin; Paulus, the name of a Roman and of an apostle.

Remember
Μνημονεύετέ (Mnēmoneuete)
Verb - Present Imperative Active - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 3421: From a derivative of mneme; to exercise memory, i.e. Recollect; by implication, to punish; also to rehearse.

my
μου (mou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

chains.
δεσμῶν (desmōn)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 1199: Or desmos des-mos' neuter and masculine respectively from deo; a band, i.e. Ligament or shackle; figuratively, an impediment or disability.

Grace [be]
χάρις (charis)
Noun - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 5485: From chairo; graciousness, of manner or act.

with
μεθ’ (meth’)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 3326: (a) gen: with, in company with, (b) acc: (1) behind, beyond, after, of place, (2) after, of time, with nouns, neut. of adjectives.

you.
ὑμῶν (hymōn)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.
(18) The salutation by the hand of me Paul.--Comp. 2Thessalonians 3:17, "The salutation by the hand of me Paul, which is the token in every Epistle." This invariable autograph salutation was "Grace be with you" in various forms, from the brevity of the text here to the fulness of 2Corinthians 1:2, which has become the universal Christian blessing. In different epistles it is associated with different phrases of blessing; or charge. Thus we read in 1Corinthians 16:22, "If any man love not the Lord Jesus Christ, let him be anathema." In the Epistle to the Galatians the autograph conclusion is expanded into a long postscript (Galatians 6:11-18). This may have been the case in the cognate conclusion (2 Corinthians 10-13) of the Second Epistle to the Corinthians, possibly from the words, "Now I Paul myself," &c. Here there is the simple and touching addition--

Remember my bonds.--In what spirit they were to be remembered we may gather from Ephesians 3:13; Ephesians 6:20; Philippians 1:13; Philippians 2:17. St. Paul evidently does not disdain to use his captivity as an appeal for sympathy (see Philemon 1:9); but mainly he dwells on it as a "glory" both to himself and to his converts. In both these different aspects it may be that he regarded it himself, according as he looked upon it "after the flesh" in the natural feeling of humanity, or "after the spirit," in the higher power of the grace of God.

Verse 18. - The salutation with mine own hand - of Paul (2 Thessalonians 3:17, 18; 1 Corinthians 16:21-24; Galatians 6:11-18). So the apostle appends his authenticating signature to the letter, written, as usual, by his amanuensis, himself inscribing these last words (see parallel passages). The Epistle to Philemon he appears to have penned himself throughout (Philemon 1:19). Remember my bonds (Colossians 1:24; Philemon 1:9, 13; Ephesians 3:1, 13; Ephesians 4:1; Ephesians 6:20; 2 Timothy 2:9). This pathetic postscript is thoroughly characteristic (comp. Galatians 6:17). Grace be with you; literally, the grace (comp. Colossians 3:16). The apostle's final benediction in all his Epistles; here in its briefest form, as in 1 and 2 Timothy. In the Ephesian benediction "grace" is also used absolutely. 2 Corinthians 13:14 gives the formula in its full liturgical amplitude.



4:10-18 Paul had differed with Barnabas, on the account of this Mark, yet he is not only reconciled, but recommends him to the churches; an example of a truly Christian and forgiving spirit. If men have been guilty of a fault, it must not always be remembered against them. We must forget as well as forgive. The apostle had comfort in the communion of saints and ministers. One is his fellow-servant, another his fellow-prisoner, and all his fellow-workers, working out their own salvation, and endeavouring to promote the salvation of others. The effectual, fervent prayer is the prevailing prayer, and availeth much. The smiles, flatteries, or frowns of the world, the spirit of error, or the working of self-love, leads many to a way of preaching and living which comes far short of fulfilling their ministry. But those who preach the same doctrine as Paul, and follow his example, may expect the Divine favour and blessing.
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