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2 John 1:13 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— The children of thine elect sister salute thee.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— The children of thy elect sister greet thee. Amen.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— The children of your chosen sister greet you.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— The children of thy elect sister greet thee. Amen.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— The children of thine elect sister greet thee.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— The children of thy chosen sister salute thee.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— salute thee do the children of thy choice sister. Amen.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— The children of thy sister Elect salute thee.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— The children of thy elect sister greet thee. Amen.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— The sons of thy elect sister ask your peace. Grace be with you. Amen.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— The children of thy elect sister salute thee. Grace be with you. Amen.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
The x3588
(3588) Complement

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).
children 5043
{5043} Prime
From the base of G5098; a child (as produced).
of thy 4675
{4675} Prime
Genitive case of G4771; of thee, thy.
elect 1588
{1588} Prime
From G1586; select; by implication favorite.
sister 79
{0079} Prime
Feminine of G0080; a sister (natural or ecclesiastical).
greet 782
{0782} Prime
From G0001 (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.
<5736> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Middle or Passive Deponent (See G5790)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 618
thee. 4571
{4571} Prime
Accusative singular of G4771; thee.
Amen. 281
{0281} Prime
Of Hebrew origin [H0543]; properly firm, that is, (figuratively) trustworthy; adverbially surely (often as interjection so be it).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

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.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on 2 John 1:12-13.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

2 John 1:13

The children of thy elect or Christian sister — Absent, if not dead, when the apostle wrote this.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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2 John 1:1 The elder unto the elect lady and her children, whom I love in the truth; and not I only, but also all they that have known the truth;
1 Peter 5:13 The [church that is] at Babylon, elected together with [you], saluteth you; and [so doth] Marcus my son.
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1P 5:13. 2Jn 1:1.

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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) []
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) []
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