2 Corinthians 13:13 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓]

2 Corinthians 13:13, NIV: All God's people here send their greetings.

2 Corinthians 13:13, ESV: All the saints greet you.

2 Corinthians 13:13, KJV: All the saints salute you.

2 Corinthians 13:13, NASB: All the saints greet you.

2 Corinthians 13:13, NLT: All of God's people here send you their greetings.

2 Corinthians 13:13, CSB: The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.

What does 2 Corinthians 13:13 mean? [⇑ See verse text ⇑]

Paul is closing out his long letter to the Corinthians in his usual style. With an affectionate tone, he is delivering a series of quick commands, reminders, and now greetings. He says simply, "All the saints greet you."

The New Testament applies the word "saints" to all Christians, not just the especially holy ones. Any person who has been saved by grace through faith is a "saint" according to the New Testament. The believers Paul has in mind here are those in the region of Macedonia, where he is staying at the time of this writing. This would include the churches in the towns of Philippi, Thessalonica, and Berea.