2 Thessalonians

King James Version (KJV)

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2 Thessalonians 3:17

“The salutation of Paul with mine own hand, which is the token in every epistle: so I write.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

The salutation of Paul, with mine owne hand, which is the token in euery Epistle: so I write.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

I, Paul, write this greeting with my own hand, and this is a distinguishing mark in every letter; this is the way I write.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

The salutation of me Paul with mine own hand, which is the token in every epistle: so I write.
- American Standard Version (1901)

These words of love to you at the end are in my writing, Paul's writing, and this is the mark of every letter from me.
- Basic English Bible

The salutation by the hand of me, Paul, which is [the] mark in every letter; so I write.
- Darby Bible

The salutation of Paul with my own hand, which is the token in every epistle: so I write.
- Webster's Bible

I Paul add the greeting with my own hand, which is the credential in every letter of mine.
- Weymouth Bible

The greeting of me, Paul, with my own hand, which is the sign in every letter: this is how I write.
- World English Bible

My salutacioun bi the hoond of Poul; which signe in ech epistle Y write thus.
- Wycliffe Bible

The salutation by the hand of me, Paul, which is a sign in every letter; thus I write;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for 2 Thessalonians 3:17

2Th 3:17 With mine own hand. Here he adds the salutation in his own handwriting. The Epistle thus far had been written by one to whom he dictated, as was his custom, but he now adds his autograph. Which is the token of every epistle. This autograph was proof of the genuineness. Their attention is perhaps called to this on account of a spurious epistle (2Th 2:2).

Discussion for 2 Thessalonians 3

  • Bruce
    Jim:We're in the tribulation. 2Timothy3:12 and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution. Acts14:22--we must through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God. Mark13:24 But in those days after the tribulation the sun shall be darkened,--. Those who are called John6:44, forgiving 1John 1:9, Baptized with fire Matthew3:11, Will be changed 2Corinthians 5:17.YOU WILL KNOW!
  • Irene123
    To Jim - I've seen a couple of your statements; you are right on, so KEEP ON. God bless your convictions.
  • Word
    Jim there is going to be a lot of sad faces coming out of those 1 world churches after worshipping the false messiah at the 7th trump a shamed and not able to look in the face of the true Christ but they will say but Lord we preached in your name and we healed in your name and Christ will say, I don't know you. Not excepted at the wedding because they didn't seek real truth thinking just believe.
  • Jim
    It is amazing to me how many believers misunderstand Scripture! It is also very sad. The church is a distinct group and God's wrath is not for us! Chastening yes, God's wrath and the tribulation period no! These letters were written for the purpose of clear instruction and to comfort believers. Trust the Lord and prayerfully read His Word. He will teach you. He loves you. You belong to Him!
  • Lu2677
    Verse 2 is saying wicked men do not have faith. Ephesians 2:8 "By Grace you are saved, through faith; though not of yourself, it is the gift of God." Faith is given the moment a person is saved. It is only through faith that a person is able to believe in Jesus, and believe on him.

  • BSP
    Verse 2 shows that not all men have faith. This is something that has to be developed.

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