1 Corinthians 16:19-24

19 The churches of Asia greet you. Aquila and Priscilla greet you heartily in the Lord, with the church that is in their house.

20 All the brethren greet you. Greet one another with a holy kiss.

21 The salutation with my own hand — Paul’s.

22 If anyone does not love the Lord Jesus Christ, let him be accursed. O Lord, come!

23 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.

24 My love be with you all in Christ Jesus. Amen.

Asia (v.19) — the province of Asia in what is now Turkey

Aquila and Priscilla (v.19) — They lived in Corinth and then traveled to Ephesus with Paul. (Acts 18).

holy (v.20) — free of hypocrisy

my own hand (v.21) — Paul dictated the rest of the letter but signed it here.

accursed (v.22) — Paul wasn’t cursing them himself, but stating what would happen if they did not believe when the Lord came.

O Lord, come! (v.22) — actually “Maranatha” in Aramaic. A warning to those to whom the anathema (curse) was directed.

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