English Standard Version
See with what large letters I am writing to you with my own hand.
King James Bible
Ye see how large a letter I have written unto you with mine own hand.
American Standard Version
See with how large letters I write unto you with mine own hand.
See what a letter I have written to you with my own hand.
English Revised Version
See with how large letters I have written unto you with mine own hand.
Webster's Bible Translation
Ye see how large a letter I have written to you with my own hand.
Weymouth New Testament
See in what large letters I am writing to you with my own hand.
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CommentaryVincent's Word Studies
How large a letter (πηλίκοις γράμμασιν)
More correctly, with how large letters. Γράμματα may mean an epistle, as Lat. literae, or epistles; but Paul habitually uses ἐπιστολή for an epistle. Γράμμασιν means with characters, and πηλίκοις refers to their size. It is claimed by some that the large characters are intended to call the attention of the readers to the special importance of the close of the letter. See below.
I have written (ἔγραψα)
The aorist may refer to the whole of the preceding letter, or to the concluding verses which follow. In either case it is probably an instance of the epistolary aorist, by which the writer puts himself at the time when his correspondent is reading his letter. To the correspondent, I write has changed itself into I wrote. Similarly the Lat. scripsi. Ἔπεμψα I sent is used in the same way. See Acts 23:30; Philippians 2:28; Colossians 4:8; Plm 1:11.
With mine own hand (τῇ ἐμῇ χειρί)
The aorist ἔγραψα is epistolary, and refers to what follows. The concluding verses emphasize the main issue of the letter, that the Judaising intruders are trying to win the Galatians over to the economy of circumcision which is opposed to the economy of the cross. It is therefore quite probable that Paul may have wished to call special attention to these verses. If so, this special call lies in the words with my own hand, and not in with how large letters, which would seem to have been added to call attention to the apostle's handwriting as distinguished from that of the amanuensis. "Mark carefully these closing words of mine. I write them with my own hand in the large characters which you know."
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
I Tertius, who wrote this letter, greet you in the Lord.
1 Corinthians 16:21
I, Paul, write this greeting with my own hand.
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