New American Standard Bible
Greet one another with a holy kiss. All the churches of Christ greet you.
King James Bible
Salute one another with an holy kiss. The churches of Christ salute you.
Darby Bible Translation
Salute one another with a holy kiss. All the assemblies of Christ salute you.
World English Bible
Greet one another with a holy kiss. The assemblies of Christ greet you.
Young's Literal Translation
salute one another in a holy kiss; the assemblies of Christ do salute you.
Romans 16:16 Parallel
CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Salute one another - Greet one another in an affectionate mannner; that is, treat each other with kindness and love, and evince all proper marks of affection.
With an holy kiss - This mode of salutation has been practiced at all times; and particularly in eastern nations. It was even practiced by "men;" see the note at Luke 22:47-48. The use of the word "holy" here serves to denote that Paul intended it as an expression of "Christian" affection; and to guard against all improper familiarity and scandal. It was common, according to Justin Martyr (Apology), for the early Christians to practice it in their religious assemblies.
The churches of Christ - That is, the churches in the vicinity of the place where the apostle wrote this Epistle; probably the churches particularly in Achaia.
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1 Corinthians 16:20
All the brethren greet you. Greet one another with a holy kiss.
2 Corinthians 13:12
Greet one another with a holy kiss.
1 Thessalonians 5:26
Greet all the brethren with a holy kiss.
1 Peter 5:14
Greet one another with a kiss of love. Peace be to you all who are in Christ.
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