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.

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.

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.

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;

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Having many things to write - That is, I have many things that I might write to thee, but I think it best not to commit them to paper, because I hope to visit thee shortly, and speak fully of those matters, which will be a means of increasing the comfort both of thee and thy family, as well as my own. There is more comfort in mutual interviews among friends than in epistolaty correspondence,

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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 trust to see you in my journey...

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

Philemon 1:22 But with prepare me also a lodging: for I trust that through your prayers I shall be given to you.

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

face to face. Gr. mouth to mouth.

Numbers 12:8 With him will I speak mouth to mouth, even apparently, and not in dark speeches; and the similitude of the LORD shall he behold...

that.

John 15:11 These things have I spoken to you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full.

John 16:24 Till now have you asked nothing in my name: ask, and you shall receive, that your joy may be full.

John 17:13 And now come I to you; and these things I speak in the world, that they might have my joy fulfilled in themselves.

2 Timothy 1:4 Greatly desiring to see you, being mindful of your tears, that I may be filled with joy;

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

our. or, your.

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The Books of the New Testament
[Sidenote: The Author.] The author describes himself as "Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ" (i. 1). Few books of the New Testament are so well attested as this Epistle. The external evidence for its authenticity is strong, and stronger than that for any other Catholic Epistle except 1 John. It seems to be quoted in Didache, i. 4. The letter of Polycarp written about A.D. 110 shows a complete familiarity with 1 Peter. He evidently regarded it as a letter of the highest authority. His contemporary
Leighton Pullan—The Books of the New Testament

Cross References
John 3:29
The bride belongs to the bridegroom. The friend who attends the bridegroom waits and listens for him, and is full of joy when he hears the bridegroom's voice. That joy is mine, and it is now complete.

1 John 1:4
We write this to make our joy complete.

3 John 1:10
So when I come, I will call attention to what he is doing, spreading malicious nonsense about us. Not satisfied with that, he even refuses to welcome other believers. He also stops those who want to do so and puts them out of the church.

3 John 1:13
I have much to write you, but I do not want to do so with pen and ink.

3 John 1:14
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.

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