New International Version
I, Paul, write this greeting in my own hand, which is the distinguishing mark in all my letters. This is how 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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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The salutation of Paul with mine own hand - It is very likely that Paul employed an amanuensis generally, either to write what he dictated, or to make a fair copy of what he wrote. In either case the apostle always subscribed it, and wrote the salutation and benediction with his own hand; and this was what authenticated all his epistles. A measure of this kind would be very necessary if forged epistles were carried about in those times. See the note on 1 Corinthians 16:21, and see Colossians 4:18 (note).
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I, Tertius, who wrote down this letter, greet you in the Lord.
1 Corinthians 16:21
I, Paul, write this greeting in my own hand.
2 Thessalonians 2:2
not to become easily unsettled or alarmed by the teaching allegedly from us--whether by a prophecy or by word of mouth or by letter--asserting that the day of the Lord has already come.
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