2 John 1:12
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New International Version
I have much to write to you, but I do not want to use paper and ink. Instead, I hope to visit you and talk with you face to face, so that our joy may be complete.

New Living Translation
I have much more to say to you, but I don't want to do it with paper and ink. For I hope to visit you soon and talk with you face to face. Then our joy will be complete.

English Standard Version
Though I have much to write to you, I would rather not use paper and ink. Instead I hope to come to you and talk face to face, so that our joy may be complete.

Berean Study Bible
I have many things to write you, but I would prefer not to use paper and ink. Instead, I hope to come and speak with you face to face, so that our joy may be complete.

Berean Literal Bible
Having many things to write to you, I purposed not with paper and ink, but I hope to come to you and to speak mouth to mouth, so that our joy may be having been completed.

New American Standard Bible
Though I have many things to write to you, I do not want to do so with paper and ink; but I hope to come to you and speak face to face, so that your joy may be made full.

King James Bible
Having many things to write unto you, I would not write with paper and ink: but I trust to come unto you, and speak face to face, that our joy may be full.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Though I have many things to write to you, I don't want to do so with paper and ink. Instead, I hope to be with you and talk face to face so that our joy may be complete.

International Standard Version
Although I have a great deal to write to you, I would prefer not to use paper and ink. Instead, I hope to come to you and talk face to face, so that our joy may be complete.

NET Bible
Though I have many other things to write to you, I do not want to do so with paper and ink, but I hope to come visit you and speak face to face, so that our joy may be complete.

New Heart English Bible
Having many things to write to you, I do not want to do so with paper and ink, but I hope to come to you, and to speak face to face, that our joy may be made full.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
As I had much to write to you, I did not want to speak with parchment and ink, but I hope to come to you and we shall speak face-to-face, that our joy may be complete.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I have a lot to write to you. I would prefer not to write a letter. Instead, I hope to visit and talk things over with you personally. Then we will be completely filled with joy.

New American Standard 1977
Having many things to write to you, I do not want to do so with paper and ink; but I hope to come to you and speak face to face, that your joy may be made full.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Having many things to write unto you, I would not write with paper and ink, but I trust to come unto you and speak face to face, that our joy may be full.

King James 2000 Bible
Having many things to write unto you, I would not write with paper and ink: but I trust to come unto you, and speak face to face, that our joy may be full.

American King James Version
Having many things to write to you, I would not write with paper and ink: but I trust to come to you, and speak face to face, that our joy may be full.

American Standard Version
Having many things to write unto you, I would not write them with paper and ink: but I hope to come unto you, and to speak face to face, that your joy may be made full.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Having more things to write unto you, I would not by paper and ink: for I hope that I shall be with you, and speak face to face: that your joy may be full.

Darby Bible Translation
Having many things to write to you, I would not with paper and ink; but hope to come to you, and to speak mouth to mouth, that our joy may be full.

English Revised Version
Having many things to write unto you, I would not write them with paper and ink: but I hope to come unto you, and to speak face to face, that your joy may be fulfilled.

Webster's Bible Translation
Having many things to write to you, I would not write with paper and ink: but I trust to come to you, and speak face to face, that our joy may be full.

Weymouth New Testament
I have a great deal to say to you all, but will not write it with paper and ink. Yet I hope to come to see you and speak face to face, so that your happiness may be complete.

World English Bible
Having many things to write to you, I don't want to do so with paper and ink, but I hope to come to you, and to speak face to face, that our joy may be made full.

Young's Literal Translation
Many things having to write to you, I did not intend through paper and ink, but I hope to come unto you, and speak mouth to mouth, that our joy may be full;
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
1:12,13 The apostle refers many things to a personal meeting. Pen and ink were means of strengthening and comforting others; but to see each other is more so. The communion of saints should be maintained by all methods; and should tend to mutual joy. In communion with them we find much of our present joy, and look forward to happiness for ever.
Study Bible
Final Greetings
11Whoever greets such a person shares in his evil deeds. 12I have many things to write you, but I would prefer not to use paper and ink. Instead, I hope to come and speak with you face to face, so that our joy may be complete. 13The children of your elect sister send you greetings.…
Cross References
John 3:29
The bride belongs to the bridegroom. The friend of the bridegroom stands by and listens for him, and is overjoyed to hear the bridegroom's voice. That joy is mine, and it is now complete.

1 John 1:4
We write these things so that our joy may be complete.

3 John 1:10
So if I come, I will call attention to his malicious slander against us. And unsatisfied with that, he refuses to welcome the brothers and forbids those who want to do so, even putting them out of the church.

3 John 1:13
I have many things to write you, but I would prefer not to do so with pen and ink.

3 John 1:14
Instead, I hope to see you soon and speak face to face. Peace to you. The friends here send you greetings. Greet each of our friends there by name.
Treasury of Scripture

Having many things to write to you, I would not write with paper and ink: but I trust to come to you, and speak face to face, that our joy may be full.

many.

John 16:12 I have yet many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now.

I would.

3 John 1:13 I had many things to write, but I will not with ink and pen write to you:

I trust.

Romans 15:24 Whenever I take my journey into Spain, I will come to you: for I …

1 Corinthians 16:5-7 Now I will come to you, when I shall pass through Macedonia: for …

Philemon 1:22 But with prepare me also a lodging: for I trust that through your …

Hebrews 13:19,23 But I beseech you the rather to do this, that I may be restored to …

face to face. Gr. mouth to mouth.

Numbers 12:8 With him will I speak mouth to mouth, even apparently, and not in …

that.

John 15:11 These things have I spoken to you, that my joy might remain in you, …

John 16:24 Till now have you asked nothing in my name: ask, and you shall receive, …

John 17:13 And now come I to you; and these things I speak in the world, that …

2 Timothy 1:4 Greatly desiring to see you, being mindful of your tears, that I …

1 John 1:4 And these things write we to you, that your joy may be full.

our. or, your.

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