1 Thessalonians 5:26
New International Version
Greet all God's people with a holy kiss.

New Living Translation
Greet all the brothers and sisters with a sacred kiss.

English Standard Version
Greet all the brothers with a holy kiss.

Berean Study Bible
Greet all the brothers with a holy kiss.

Berean Literal Bible
Greet all the brothers with a holy kiss.

King James Bible
Greet all the brethren with an holy kiss.

New King James Version
Greet all the brethren with a holy kiss.

New American Standard Bible
Greet all the brothers and sisters with a holy kiss.

NASB 1995
Greet all the brethren with a holy kiss.

NASB 1977
Greet all the brethren with a holy kiss.

Amplified Bible
Greet all the believers with a holy kiss [as brothers and sisters in God’s family].

Christian Standard Bible
Greet all the brothers and sisters with a holy kiss.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Greet all the brothers with a holy kiss.

American Standard Version
Salute all the brethren with a holy kiss.

Contemporary English Version
Give the Lord's followers a warm greeting.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Salute all the brethren with a holy kiss.

English Revised Version
Salute all the brethren with a holy kiss.

Good News Translation
Greet all the believers with the kiss of peace.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Greet all the brothers and sisters with a holy kiss.

International Standard Version
Greet all the brothers with a holy kiss.

Literal Standard Version
Greet all the brothers with a holy kiss.

NET Bible
Greet all the brothers and sisters with a holy kiss.

New Heart English Bible
Greet all the brothers with a holy kiss.

Weymouth New Testament
Greet all the brethren with a holy kiss.

World English Bible
Greet all the brothers with a holy kiss.

Young's Literal Translation
salute all the brethren in an holy kiss;

Additional Translations ...
Study Bible
Final Blessings
25Brothers, pray for us as well. 26Greet all the brothers with a holy kiss. 27I charge you before the Lord to have this letter read to all the brothers.…

Cross References
Matthew 5:47
And if you greet only your brothers, what are you doing more than others? Do not even Gentiles do the same?

Romans 16:16
Greet one another with a holy kiss. All the churches of Christ send you greetings.


Treasury of Scripture

Greet all the brothers with an holy kiss.

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Romans 16:16
Salute one another with an holy kiss. The churches of Christ salute you.

1 Corinthians 16:20
All the brethren greet you. Greet ye one another with an holy kiss.









(26) Greet all the brethren.--It is concluded from the manner in which some are told to greet all, instead of all being told to greet one another (as in the parallel passages), that the "brethren" to whom the letter was sent specially were the priesthood of Thessalonica (comp. the next verse). If so, the "holy kiss" had hardly become the fixed Church ceremony which it afterwards was, for the practice (according to the Apostolicqal Constitutions) was for the Church members to pass the kiss from one to another, men kissing men, and women kissing women, not for all the people to be kissed in turn by the priest. This kiss, however, is no doubt intended by St. Paul to be given at a solemn assembly of the Church, i.e., at the Holy Communion, which was the only fixed meeting of the Primitive Church. In the time of St. Cyril of Jerusalem, the kiss was given just before the Sursum Corda. It was not till the thirteenth century that the kissing of the Pax was substituted in the Western Church for the kissing of the brethren. This kiss was to differ from the ordinary Greek salutation, by being distinctly a holy kiss, i.e., a ceremonial, religious kiss.

Verse 26. - Greet all the brethren with a holy kiss. That certain persons were enjoined to salute the other members of the Church is a proof that the Epistle was given into the hands of the presbyters. The reference is to the mode of salutation in the East. The kiss is called "holy" because it was the symbol of Christian affection. The same exhortation is made in other Epistles (Romans 16:16; 1 Corinthians 16:20; 2 Corinthians 13:12).

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Lexicon
Greet
Ἀσπάσασθε (Aspasasthe)
Verb - Aorist Imperative Middle - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 782: To greet, salute, pay my respects to, welcome. To enfold in the arms, i.e. to salute, to welcome.

all
πάντας (pantas)
Adjective - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3956: All, the whole, every kind of. Including all the forms of declension; apparently a primary word; all, any, every, the whole.

the
τοὺς (tous)
Article - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

brothers
ἀδελφοὺς (adelphous)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 80: A brother, member of the same religious community, especially a fellow-Christian. A brother near or remote.

with
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc.

a holy
ἁγίῳ (hagiō)
Adjective - Dative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 40: Set apart by (or for) God, holy, sacred. From hagos; sacred.

kiss.
φιλήματι (philēmati)
Noun - Dative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 5370: A kiss. From phileo; a kiss.


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