Grace to you, and peace, from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
Ever in each individual Christian life there is seen a manifold grace — grace of forgiveness, grace of new life and peace, grace of birth at the Cross, grace of growth by the Holy Spirit, growth in power and purity and in likeness to God. How many varieties of life Nature has! We are struck with her grace and beauty in her myriad forms. She never seems to exhaust the variety of her wardrobe, as in garments of light, now of subdued colour, now of effulgent beauty, she proclaims the majesty and glory of God.
(W. M. Statham, M. A.)
Parallel VersesKJV: Grace to you, and peace, from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.