I, Paul, write this greeting by my own hand. 1 Remember my chains. 2 Grace be with you. 3
Ro 16:20,24; 1Co 16:21; 2Co 13:14; 2Th 3:17; 1Ti 6:21; 2Ti 1:8; 2Ti 4:22; Heb 13:3; Heb 13:25
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1 tn Grk “the greeting by my hand, of Paul.”
2 tn Or “my imprisonment.”
3 tc Most witnesses, including a few important ones (א2 D Ψ 075 0278 Ï lat sy), conclude this letter with ἀμήν (amhn, “amen”). Such a conclusion is routinely added by scribes to NT books because a few of these books originally had such an ending (cf. Rom 16:27; Gal 6:18; Jude 25). A majority of Greek witnesses have the concluding ἀμήν in every NT book except Acts, James, and 3 John (and even in these books, ἀμήν is found in some witnesses). It is thus a predictable variant. Further, the external evidence for the omission is quite compelling (א* A B C F G 048 6 33 81 1739* 1881 sa). The strongly preferred reading is therefore the omission of ἀμήν.