New Living Translation
I have much more to say to you, but I don't want to do it with paper and ink. For I hope to visit you soon and talk with you face to face. Then our joy will be complete.
King James Bible
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.
Darby Bible Translation
Having many things to write to you, I would not with paper and ink; but hope to come to you, and to speak mouth to mouth, that our joy may be full.
World English Bible
Having many things to write to you, I don't want to do so with paper and ink, but I hope to come to you, and to speak face to face, that our joy may be made full.
Young's Literal Translation
Many things having to write to you, I did not intend through paper and ink, but I hope to come unto you, and speak mouth to mouth, that our joy may be full;
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
1:12 Having many things to write, I was not minded to write now - Only of these, which were then peculiarly needful.
It is the bridegroom who marries the bride, and the best man is simply glad to stand with him and hear his vows. Therefore, I am filled with joy at his success.
1 John 1:4
We are writing these things so that you may fully share our joy.
3 John 1:10
When I come, I will report some of the things he is doing and the evil accusations he is making against us. Not only does he refuse to welcome the traveling teachers, he also tells others not to help them. And when they do help, he puts them out of the church.
3 John 1:13
I have much more to say to you, but I don't want to write it with pen and ink.
3 John 1:14
For I hope to see you soon, and then we will talk face to face.  Peace be with you. Your friends here send you their greetings. Please give my personal greetings to each of our friends there.
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