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I have much to write you, but I do not want to do so with pen and ink.
King James Bible
I had many things to write, but I will not with ink and pen write unto thee:
American Standard Version
I had many things to write unto thee, but I am unwilling to write them to thee with ink and pen:
Young's Literal Translation
Many things I had to write, but I do not wish through ink and pen to write to thee,
3 John 1:13 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
I had many things to write - That is, I have many things that I might write; but having the hope of seeing thee shortly, I will not commit them to paper. Ink and pen are here mentioned; paper and ink in the preceding epistle.
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2 John 1:12 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...
3 John 1:13 Parallel CommentariesDeal Great Ink Pen Purpose Rather Unwilling Want Willing Wish Write WritingDeal Great Ink Pen Purpose Rather Unwilling Want Willing Wish Write WritingTHE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica®.
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Matthew 1:19 Because Joseph her husband was faithful to the law, and yet did not want to expose her to public disgrace, he had in mind to divorce her quietly.
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.