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2 Thessalonians 3:17 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— The salutation of me Paul with mine own hand, which is the token in every epistle: so I write.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— The salutation of Paul with mine own hand, which is the token in every epistle: so I write.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— I, Paul, write this greeting with my own hand, and this is a distinguishing mark in every letter; this is the way I write.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— The salutation of Paul with my own hand, which is the token in every epistle: so I write.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— The salutation by the hand of me, Paul, which is [the] mark in every letter; so I write.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— The salutation of Paul—with my own hand, which is a sign in every letter: thus, I write.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— The salutation by the hand of me, Paul, which is a sign in every letter; thus I write;
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— The salutation of Paul with my own hand: which is the sign in every epistle. So I write.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— The salutation of Paul, with mine owne hand, which is the token in euery Epistle: so I write.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— Salutation, by the writing of my hand, I, Paulos, have written; which is the sign in all my epistles, so I write.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— The salutation in the writing of my own hand, I Paul have written it; which is the token in all my epistles, so I write.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
The x3588
(3588) Complement

ho
{ho}
The masculine, feminine (second) and neuter (third) forms, in all their inflections; the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom).
salutation 783
{0783} Prime
ἀσπασμός
aspasmos
{as-pas-mos'}
From G0782; a greeting (in person or by letter).
of Paul 3972
{3972} Prime
Παῦλος
Paulos
{pow'-los}
Of Latin origin; (little; but remotely from a derivative of G3973, meaning the same); Paulus, the name of a Roman and of an apostle.
with mine own 1699
{1699} Prime
ἐμός
emos
{em-os'}
From the oblique cases of G1473 (G1698, G1700, G1691); my.
hand, 5495
{5495} Prime
χείρ
cheir
{khire}
Perhaps from the base of G5494 in the sense of its congener the base of G5490 (through the idea of hollowness for grasping); the hand (literally or figuratively [power]; especially [by Hebraism] a means or instrument).
which 3739
{3739} Prime
ὅς
hos
{hos}
Probably a primary word (or perhaps a form of the article G3588); the relative (sometimes demonstrative) pronoun, who, which, what, that.
is 2076
{2076} Prime
ἐστί
esti
{es-tee'}
Third person singular present indicative of G1510; he (she or it) is; also (with neuter plural) they are.
z5748
<5748> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - No Voice Stated (See G5799)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 1612
the token 4592
{4592} Prime
σημεῖον
semeion
{say-mi'-on}
Neuter of a presumed derivative of the base of G4591; an indication, especially ceremonially or supernaturally.
in 1722
{1722} Prime
ἐν
en
{en}
A primary preposition denoting (fixed) position (in place, time or state), and (by implication) instrumentality (medially or constructively), that is, a relation of rest (intermediate between G1519 and G1537); 'in', at, (up-) on, by, etc.
every 3956
{3956} Prime
πᾶς
pas
{pas}
Including all the forms of declension; apparently a primary word; all, any, every, the whole.
epistle: 1992
{1992} Prime
ἐπιστολή
epistole
{ep-is-tol-ay'}
From G1989; a written message.
so 3779
{3779} Prime
οὕτω
houto
{hoo'-to}
From G3778; in this way (referring to what precedes or follows).
I write. 1125
{1125} Prime
γράφω
grapho
{graf'-o}
A primary verb; to 'grave', especially to write; figuratively to describe.
z5719
<5719> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 3019
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

2 Thessalonians 3:17

_ _ The Epistle was written by an amanuensis (perhaps Silas or Timothy), and only the closing salutation written by Paul’s “own hand” (compare Romans 16:22; 1 Corinthians 16:21; Colossians 4:18). Wherever Paul does not subjoin this autograph salutation, we may presume he wrote the whole Epistle himself (Galatians 6:11).

_ _ whichwhich autograph salutation.

_ _ the token — to distinguish genuine Epistles from spurious ones put forth in my name (2 Thessalonians 2:2).

_ _ in every epistle — Some think he signed his name to every Epistle with his own hand; but as there is no trace of this in any manuscripts of all the Epistles, it is more likely that he alludes to his writing with his own hand in closing every Epistle, even in those Epistles (Romans, Second Corinthians, Ephesians, Philippians, First Thessalonians) wherein he does not specify his having done so.

_ _ so I write — so I sign my name: this is a specimen of my handwriting, by which to distinguish my geniune letters from forgeries.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on 2 Thessalonians 3:16-18.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

2 Thessalonians 3:17

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

(16) The apostle writes the conclusion of his letter with his own hand, so that false letters might not be brought and put in place of true ones.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
with:

1 Corinthians 16:21 The salutation of [me] Paul with mine own hand.
Colossians 4:18 The salutation by the hand of me Paul. Remember my bonds. Grace [be] with you. Amen. [[[Written from Rome to Colossians by Tychicus and Onesimus.]]]

the token:

2 Thessalonians 1:5 [Which is] a manifest token of the righteous judgment of God, that ye may be counted worthy of the kingdom of God, for which ye also suffer:
Joshua 2:12 Now therefore, I pray you, swear unto me by the LORD, since I have shewed you kindness, that ye will also shew kindness unto my father's house, and give me a true token:
1 Samuel 17:18 And carry these ten cheeses unto the captain of [their] thousand, and look how thy brethren fare, and take their pledge.
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