Search the Bible
* powered by Bible Study Tools

3 John 1:13

    3 John 1:13 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    I had many things to write, but I will not with ink and pen write unto thee:

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    I had many things to write, but I will not with ink and pen write to you:

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    I had many things to write unto thee, but I am unwilling to write them to thee with ink and pen:

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    I had much to say to you, but it is not my purpose to put it all down with ink and pen:

    Webster's Revision

    I had many things to write unto thee, but I am unwilling to write them to thee with ink and pen:

    World English Bible

    I had many things to write to you, but I am unwilling to write to you with ink and pen;

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    I had many things to write unto thee, but I am unwilling to write them to thee with ink and pen:

    Clarke's Commentary on 3 John 1:13

    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.

    Barnes' Notes on 3 John 1:13

    I had many things to write ... - This Epistle closes, as the second does, with a statement that he had many things to say, but that he preferred waiting until he should see him rather than put them on paper. Perhaps there were some things which he wished to say which he would not like to have exposed to the possibility of being seen by the public eye.

    But I will not with ink and pen ... - Notes at 2 John 1:12.