1 Corinthians 16:21

21 And I, Paul - in my own handwriting! - send you my regards.

1 Corinthians 16:21 Meaning and Commentary

1 Corinthians 16:21

The salutation of me Paul with mine own hand.
] The apostle had an "amanuensis", that wrote the epistle for him; but to prevent counterfeits, and that the church to whom he wrote might be assured of the genuineness of the epistle, that it was truly his own, he wrote with his own hand his common salutation; see ( 2 Thessalonians 3:17 2 Thessalonians 3:18 ) , and which is not in the following words, but what is expressed in ( 1 Corinthians 16:23 ) .

1 Corinthians 16:21 In-Context

19 The churches here in western Asia send greetings. Aquila, Priscilla, and the church that meets in their house say hello.
20 All the friends here say hello. Pass the greetings around with holy embraces!
21 And I, Paul - in my own handwriting! - send you my regards.
22 If anyone won't love the Master, throw him out. Make room for the Master!
23 Our Master Jesus has his arms wide open for you.