2 Thessalonians 3:18
The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.
The last verse was addressed to all those whose consciences would prick them on hearing it read at the Eucharist. Now the writer turns to the orderly brethren, as quite a distinct class. The rhetorical effect of this quick apostrophe would be the same as in the well. known story of Napoleon addressing the rioters, and requesting the gentlemen to separate themselves from the canaille. The distinction is so invidious that every one would hasten to join the ranks of the respectable.
Parallel VersesKJV: The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.