3 John 1:13
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English Standard Version
I had much to write to you, but I would rather not write with pen and ink.

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

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

Douay-Rheims Bible
I had many things to write unto thee: but I would not by ink and pen write to thee.

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

Webster's Bible Translation
I had many things to write, but I will not with ink and pen write to thee:

Weymouth New Testament
I have a great deal to say to you, but I do not wish to go on writing it with ink and pen.

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Vincent's Word Studies

I had (εἷχον)

The imperfect tense: I was having, when I began to write.

Pen (καλάμου)

Lit., reed. See Matthew 11:7. The staff or scepter placed in mockery in Jesus' hand, Matthew 27:29. A measuring-reed, Revelation 11:1.

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Cross References
Matthew 1:19
And her husband Joseph, being a just man and unwilling to put her to shame, resolved to divorce her quietly.

2 John 1:12
Though I have much to write to you, I would rather not use paper and ink. Instead I hope to come to you and talk face to face, so that our joy may be complete.

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