3 John 1:14
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New International Version
I hope to see you soon, and we will talk face to face. Peace to you. The friends here send their greetings. Greet the friends there by name.

New Living Translation
For I hope to see you soon, and then we will talk face to face. [15] Peace be with you. Your friends here send you their greetings. Please give my personal greetings to each of our friends there.

English Standard Version
I hope to see you soon, and we will talk face to face. [15] Peace be to you. The friends greet you. Greet the friends, each by name.

New American Standard Bible
but I hope to see you shortly, and we will speak face to face. (15) Peace be to you. The friends greet you. Greet the friends by name.

King James Bible
But I trust I shall shortly see thee, and we shall speak face to face. Peace be to thee. Our friends salute thee. Greet the friends by name.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I hope to see you soon, and we will talk face to face. Peace be with you. The friends send you greetings. Greet the friends by name.

International Standard Version
Instead, I hope to see you soon and speak face to face. [15] May peace be with you! Your friends greet you. Greet each of our friends by name.

NET Bible
But I hope to see you right away, and we will speak face to face. Peace be with you. The friends here greet you. Greet the friends there by name.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But I hope that I shall see you soon, and we shall speak face-to-face. [15] Peace be with you. The friends invoke your peace. Invoke the peace of the friends, each person by name.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I hope to visit you very soon. Then we can talk things over personally. (15) Peace be with you! Your friends here send you their greetings. Greet each of our friends by name.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For I trust I shall shortly see thee, and we shall speak face to face. Peace be to thee. Our friends salute thee. Greet the friends by name.

King James 2000 Bible
But I trust I shall shortly see you, and we shall speak face to face. Peace be to you. Our friends greet you. Greet the friends by name.

American King James Version
But I trust I shall shortly see you, and we shall speak face to face. Peace be to you. Our friends salute you. Greet the friends by name.

American Standard Version
but I hope shortly to see thee, and we shall speak face to face. Peace be unto thee. The friends salute thee. Salute the friends by name.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But I hope speedily to see thee, and we will speak mouth to mouth. Peace be to thee. Our friends salute thee. Salute the friends by name.

Darby Bible Translation
but I hope soon to see thee, and we will speak mouth to mouth. [15] Peace [be] to thee. The friends greet thee. Greet the friends by name.

English Revised Version
but I hope shortly to see thee, and we shall speak face to face. Peace be unto thee. The friends salute thee. Salute the friends by name.

Webster's Bible Translation
But I trust I shall shortly see thee, and we shall speak face to face.Peace be to thee. Our friends salute thee. Greet the friends by name.

Weymouth New Testament
But I hope to see you very soon, and then we will speak face to face. Peace be with you. Our friends send greetings to you. Greet our friends individually.

World English Bible
but I hope to see you soon, and we will speak face to face. Peace be to you. The friends greet you. Greet the friends by name.

Young's Literal Translation
and I hope straightway to see thee, and mouth to mouth we shall speak. Peace to thee! salute thee do the friends; be saluting the friends by name.
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Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

1:13,14 Here is the character of Demetrius. A name in the gospel, or a good report in the churches, is better than worldly honour. Few are well spoken of by all; and sometimes it is ill to be so. Happy those whose spirit and conduct commend them before God and men. We must be ready to bear our testimony to them; and it is well when those who commend, can appeal to the consciences of such as know most of those who are commended. A personal conversation together often spares time and trouble, and mistakes which rise from letters; and good Christians may well be glad to see one another. The blessing is, Peace be to you; all happiness attend you. Those may well salute and greet one another on earth, who hope to live together in heaven. By associating with and copying the example of such Christians, we shall have peace within, and live at peace with the brethren; our communications with the Lord's people on earth will be pleasing, and we shall be numbered with them in glory everlasting.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

But I trust I shall shortly see thee,.... Either at Ephesus, where John was, or rather at the place where Gaius lived, see 3 John 1:10;

and we shall speak face to face; freely and familiarly converse together about these things, which were not thought proper to be committed to writing:

peace be to thee; which was the usual form of salutation with the Jews, and John was one; See Gill on John 20:19;

our friends salute thee; or send their Christian salutation to thee, wishing all health and prosperity in soul and body; meaning the members of the church at Ephesus: the Arabic version reads, "thy friends"; such at Ephesus as had a particular knowledge of him, and affection for him. The Vulgate Latin version reads, "the friends": the members in general; and the Alexandrian copy reads, "the brethren"; and the Syriac version, our brethren: and then the epistle is closed thus,

greet the friends by name; meaning those that were where Gaius lived, to whom the apostle sends his salutation, and desires it might be delivered to each of them, as if they had been mentioned by name. This and the epistle of James are the only epistles which are concluded without the word "Amen".

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

14. face to face—Greek, "mouth to mouth."

Peace—peace inward of conscience, peace fraternal of friendship, peace supernal of glory [Lyra].

friends—a title seldom used in the New Testament, as it is absorbed in the higher titles of "brother, brethren." Still Christ recognizes the relation of friend also, based on the highest grounds, obedience to Him from love, and entailing the highest privileges, admission to the intimacy of the holy and glorious God, and sympathizing Saviour; so Christians have "friends" in Christ. Here in a friendly letter, mention of "friends" appropriately occurs.

by name—not less than if their names were written [Bengel].

3 John 1:14 Additional Commentaries
Context
Conclusion
13I had many things to write to you, but I am not willing to write them to you with pen and ink; 14but I hope to see you shortly, and we will speak face to face. (15) Peace be to you. The friends greet you. Greet the friends by name.
Cross References
John 10:3
The gatekeeper opens the gate for him, and the sheep listen to his voice. He calls his own sheep by name and leads them out.

John 20:19
On the evening of that first day of the week, when the disciples were together, with the doors locked for fear of the Jewish leaders, Jesus came and stood among them and said, "Peace be with you!"

John 20:21
Again Jesus said, "Peace be with you! As the Father has sent me, I am sending you."

Ephesians 6:23
Peace to the brothers and sisters, and love with faith from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

1 Peter 5:14
Greet one another with a kiss of love. Peace to all of you who are in Christ.

2 John 1:12
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.
Treasury of Scripture

But I trust I shall shortly see you, and we shall speak face to face. Peace be to you. Our friends salute you. Greet the friends by name.

face to face. Gr. mouth to mouth. Peace.

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Daniel 4:1 Nebuchadnezzar the king, to all people, nations, and languages, that …

Galatians 5:16 This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the …

Ephesians 6:23 Peace be to the brothers, and love with faith, from God the Father …

1 Peter 5:14 Greet you one another with a kiss of charity. Peace be with you all …

Our.

Romans 16:10,11 Salute Apelles approved in Christ. Salute them which are of Aristobulus' …

friends. Instead of [philoi] and [philous,] friends, an appellation used no where else as a mutual address among Christians, several MSS. read [adelphos <80> and [adelphotes <81>,] brethren.

Greet. See on

Romans 16:1-16 I commend to you Phebe our sister, which is a servant of the church …

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