New American Standard Bible
I, Paul, write this greeting with my own hand. Remember my imprisonment. Grace be with you.
King James Bible
The salutation by the hand of me Paul. Remember my bonds. Grace be with you. Amen.
Darby Bible Translation
The salutation by the hand of me Paul. Remember my bonds. Grace be with you.
World English Bible
The salutation of me, Paul, with my own hand: remember my bonds. Grace be with you. Amen.
Young's Literal Translation
The salutation by the hand of me, Paul; remember my bonds; the grace is with you. Amen.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
The salutation by the hand of me Paul - Probably the rest of the Epistle was written by an amanuensis. As was his custom, Paul affixed his own hand to it in the form of a salutation; compare the 1 Corinthians 16:21 note; 2 Thessalonians 3:17 note.
Remember my bonds - Also evidently written by his own hand, to make the injunction more impressive; compare the notes at Hebrews 13:3. The meaning is, that they should not forget him in his confinement. They should remember that he was suffering on their account (Notes, Colossians 1:24), and that he was entitled to every expression of sympathy and love.
Grace be with you - Notes, Romans 16:20.
The subscription to this Epistle is undoubtedly correct. See the Introduction.
LibraryMarcus, My Son
'... So doth Marcus, my son.'--1 Peter v. 13. The outlines of Mark's life, so far as recorded in Scripture, are familiar. He was the son of Mary, a woman of some wealth and position, as is implied by the fact that her house was large enough to accommodate the 'many' who were gathered together to pray for Peter's release. He was a relative, probably a cousin (Col. iv. 10, Revised Version), of Barnabas, and possibly, like him, a native of Cyprus. The designation of him by Peter as 'my son' naturally …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture Ephesians, Peter,John
Prayer and Fervency
Exhortations to Christians as they are Children of God
I, Tertius, who write this letter, greet you in the Lord.
1 Corinthians 16:21
The greeting is in my own hand-- Paul.
For it is only right for me to feel this way about you all, because I have you in my heart, since both in my imprisonment and in the defense and confirmation of the gospel, you all are partakers of grace with me.
praying at the same time for us as well, that God will open up to us a door for the word, so that we may speak forth the mystery of Christ, for which I have also been imprisoned;
1 Timothy 6:21
which some have professed and thus gone astray from the faith. Grace be with you.
2 Timothy 4:22
The Lord be with your spirit. Grace be with you.
All who are with me greet you. Greet those who love us in the faith. Grace be with you all.
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