New American Standard Bible
I, Paul, write this greeting with my own hand, and this is a distinguishing mark in every letter; this is the way I write.
King James Bible
The salutation of Paul with mine own hand, which is the token in every epistle: so I write.
Darby Bible Translation
The salutation by the hand of me, Paul, which is the mark in every letter; so I write.
World English Bible
The greeting of me, Paul, with my own hand, which is the sign in every letter: this is how I write.
Young's Literal Translation
The salutation by the hand of me, Paul, which is a sign in every letter; thus I write;
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
The salutation of Paul with mine own hand; - See the notes, 1 Corinthians 16:21. "Which is the token in every epistle." Greek: "sign." That is, this signature is a sign or proof of the genuineness of the epistle; compare the notes on Galatians 6:11.
So I write - Referring, probably, to some mark or method which Paul had of signing his name, which was well known, and which would easily be recognized by them.
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The greeting is in my own hand-- Paul.
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