2 John 1:13
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New International Version
The children of your sister, who is chosen by God, send their greetings.

New Living Translation
Greetings from the children of your sister, chosen by God.

English Standard Version
The children of your elect sister greet you.

Berean Study Bible
The children of your elect sister send you greetings.

Berean Literal Bible
The children of your elect sister greet you.

New American Standard Bible
The children of your chosen sister greet you.

King James Bible
The children of thy elect sister greet thee. Amen.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The children of your elect sister send you greetings.

International Standard Version
The children of your chosen sister greet you. Greetings from John

NET Bible
The children of your elect sister greet you.

New Heart English Bible
The children of your chosen sister greet you.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
The children of your Elect sister invoke your peace. Amen.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The children of your chosen sister greet you.

New American Standard 1977
The children of your chosen sister greet you.

Jubilee Bible 2000
The sons of thy chosen sister greet thee. Amen.

King James 2000 Bible
The children of your elect sister greet you. Amen.

American King James Version
The children of your elect sister greet you. Amen.

American Standard Version
The children of thine elect sister salute thee.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The children of thy sister Elect salute thee.

Darby Bible Translation
The children of thine elect sister greet thee.

English Revised Version
The children of thine elect sister salute thee.

Webster's Bible Translation
The children of thy elect sister greet thee. Amen.

Weymouth New Testament
The children of your elect sister send greetings to you.

World English Bible
The children of your chosen sister greet you. Amen.

Young's Literal Translation
salute thee do the children of thy choice sister. Amen.
Study Bible
Final Greetings
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
Matthew 5:47
And if you greet only your brothers, what are you doing more than others? Do not even Gentiles do the same?

2 John 1:1
The elder, To the chosen lady and her children, whom I love in the truth--and not I alone, but also all who know the truth--
Treasury of Scripture

The children of your elect sister greet you. Amen.

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2 John 1:1 The elder to the elect lady and her children, whom I love in the …

1 Peter 5:13 The church that is at Babylon, elected together with you, salutes …

Verse 13. - The children of thine elect sister salute thee. Why the change from "you" πρὸς ὑμᾶς in verse 12 to" thee" σε here, if the letter is addressed to a community? The change is very intelligible if "you" means "thee and thy family," and "thee" means "thee in particular." The elect sister herself sends no greeting, because she does not live, as these children of hers do, near the apostle; perhaps she is dead. This message to the elect lady from her sister's children is, perhaps, intended as a delicate intimation that they know why the elder is writing, and join in his affectionate warning. "The last sentences of this letter to the elect lady remind us that it is what it professes to be - a letter to a friend; that the friendship was the more natural and human because it was grounded on the truth; and that other ladies also elect were, like this one, not nuns, but mothers" (Maurice). The concluding" Amen" at the end of this Epistle, as at the end of most of the Epistles, is spurious. Galatians, and perhaps 2 Peter, seem to be the only instances in which the "Amen" is genuine.



The children of thy elect sister greet thee. Amen. Not the members of a sister church, as some think; but the children of one who was the sister of this lady, according to the flesh; and who, as she was either a very famous and excellent person, or rather one chosen of God likewise unto eternal life and salvation; and whose children also were walking in the truth, and here send their Christian salutation to their aunt; very likely those sister's children lived at Ephesus, where John resided. 13. Alford confesses that the non-mention of the "lady" herself here seems rather to favor the hypothesis that a Church is meant. 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.
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