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3 John 1:13 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— I had many things to write unto thee, but I am unwilling to write [them] to thee with ink and pen:
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— I had many things to write, but I will not with ink and pen write unto thee:
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— I had many things to write to you, but I am not willing to write [them] to you with pen and ink;
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— I had many things to write, but I will not with ink and pen write to thee:
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— I had many things to write to thee, but I will not with ink and pen write to thee;
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Many things, had I to write unto thee,—but I am unwilling, with ink and pen, to be writing;
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Many things I had to write, but I do not wish through ink and pen to write to thee,
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— I had many things to write unto thee: but I would not by ink and pen write to thee.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— I had many things to write, but I will not with inke and pen write vnto thee.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— I have many things which I would write to thee, but I will not with ink and reed write to thee.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— I had many things to write to thee; but I will not write [them] to thee with ink and pen.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
I had 2192
{2192} Prime
ἔχω
echo
{ekh'-o}
A primary verb (including an alternate form σχέω [[scheo]], {skheh'-o}; used in certain tenses only); to hold (used in very various applications, literally or figuratively, direct or remote; such as possession, ability, contiguity, relation or condition).
z5707
<5707> Grammar
Tense - Imperfect (See G5775)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 855
many things 4183
{4183} Prime
πολύς
polus
{pol-oos'}
Including the forms from the alternate 'pollos'; (singular) much (in any respect) or (plural) many; neuter (singular) as adverb largely; neuter (plural) as adverb or noun often, mostly, largely.
to write, 1125
{1125} Prime
γράφω
grapho
{graf'-o}
A primary verb; to 'grave', especially to write; figuratively to describe.
z5721
<5721> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Infinitive (See G5795)
Count - 647
but 235
{0235} Prime
ἀλλά
alla
{al-lah'}
Neuter plural of G0243; properly other things, that is, (adverbially) contrariwise (in many relations).
I will 2309
{2309} Prime
θέλω
thelo
{thel'-o}
In certain tenses θελέω [[theleo]], {thel-eh'-o}; and ἐθέλέω [[etheleo]], {eth-el-eh'-o}, which are otherwise obsolete; apparently strengthened from the alternate form of G0138; to determine (as an active voice option from subjective impulse; whereas G1014 properly denotes rather a passive voice acquiescence in objective considerations), that is, choose or prefer (literally or figuratively); by implication to wish, that is, be inclined to (sometimes adverbially gladly); impersonally for the future tense, to be about to; by Hebraism to delight in.
z5719
<5719> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 3019
not 3756
{3756} Prime
οὐ
ou
{oo}
A primary word; the absolutely negative (compare G3361) adverb; no or not.
with 1223
{1223} Prime
διά
dia
{dee-ah'}
A primary preposition denoting the channel of an act; through (in very wide applications, local, causal or occasional). In composition it retains the same general import.
ink 3188
{3188} Prime
μέλαν
melan
{mel'-an}
Neuter of G3189 as noun; ink.
and 2532
{2532} Prime
καί
kai
{kahee}
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
pen 2563
{2563} Prime
κάλαμος
kalamos
{kal'-am-os}
Of uncertain affinity; a reed (the plant or its stem, or that of a similar plant); by implication a pen.
write 1125
{1125} Prime
γράφω
grapho
{graf'-o}
A primary verb; to 'grave', especially to write; figuratively to describe.
z5658
<5658> Grammar
Tense - Aorist (See G5777)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Infinitive (See G5795)
Count - 516
unto thee: 4671
{4671} Prime
σοί
soi
{soy}
Dative case of G4771; to thee.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

3 John 1:13

_ _ I will not — rather as Greek, “I wish not ... to write” more.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on 3 John 1:12-14.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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2 John 1:12 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.
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