The masculine, feminine (second) and neuter (third) forms, in all their inflections; the definite article; the
(sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom).
From the base of G5098
; a child
Genitive case of G4771
; of thee
; by implication favorite
Feminine of G0080
; a sister
(natural or ecclesiastical).
(as a particle of union) and a presumed form of G4685
; to enfold
in the arms, that is, (by implication) to salute
, (figuratively) to welcome
Tense - Present (See G5774
Voice - Middle or Passive Deponent (See G5790
Mood - Indicative (See G5791
Count - 618
Accusative singular of G4771
Of Hebrew origin [H0543
]; properly firm
, that is, (figuratively) trustworthy
; adverbially surely
(often as interjection so be it
2 John 1:13
_ _ Alford confesses that the non-mention of the “lady" herself here seems rather to favor the hypothesis that a Church is meant.
2 John 1:13
The children of thy elect or Christian sister Absent, if not dead, when the apostle wrote this.
2 John 1:1
unto the elect lady
and her children, whom
I love in the truth; and not I only, but also all they that have known
1 Peter 5:13
The [church that is
together with [you
], saluteth you; and [so doth
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User-Posted Comments on 2 John 1:13
Dear John, I think the issue you raised is very interesting and important. In my current walk, I'm of the opinion/belief that the Elect Lady is Mary Magdalene (the same as Mary of Bethany), and that would mean the Elect Sister would be Martha. Just one man's thoughts..
- Seth (8/3/2010 1:01:29 PM) [qBible.com]
I've been wondering about this verse! Does anyone know who the "Elect Sister" of the "Elect Lady" (whom i assumed was the Church) is referring to. Does this mean that the Church has a "Sister", and if so who? Or is the "Elect Lady" from verse 1 referring to something else?
- John (8/3/2010 12:08:43 PM) [qBible.com]