New International Version
I have much to write you, but I do not want to do so with pen and ink.
King James Bible
I had many things to write, but I will not with ink and pen write unto thee:
Darby Bible Translation
I had many things to write to thee, but I will not with ink and pen write to thee;
World English Bible
I had many things to write to you, but I am unwilling to write to you with ink and pen;
Young's Literal Translation
Many things I had to write, but I do not wish through ink and pen to write to thee,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
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.
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[Sidenote: The Author.] The author describes himself as "Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ" (i. 1). Few books of the New Testament are so well attested as this Epistle. The external evidence for its authenticity is strong, and stronger than that for any other Catholic Epistle except 1 John. It seems to be quoted in Didache, i. 4. The letter of Polycarp written about A.D. 110 shows a complete familiarity with 1 Peter. He evidently regarded it as a letter of the highest authority. His contemporary …
Leighton Pullan—The Books of the New Testament
Because Joseph her husband was faithful to the law, and yet did not want to expose her to public disgrace, he had in mind to divorce her quietly.
2 John 1:12
I have much to write to you, but I do not want to use paper and ink. Instead, I hope to visit you and talk with you face to face, so that our joy may be complete.
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