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3 John 13-15 Translation

Posted by on Jan 2, 2010 in translation | Comments Off

My translation:

Although I have many things to write to you, I don’t want to communicate through pen and ink. So, I hope to see you soon, and then we will talk face to face. I pray that God’s peace will be with you. All of our friends here send their greetings to you. Send our greetings to our friends there by name. (3 John 13-15)

Greek Text:

Πολλὰ εἶχον γράψαι σοι, ἀλλ’ οὐ θέλω διὰ μέλανος καὶ καλάμου σοι γράφειν: ἐλπίζω δὲ εὐθέως σε ἰδεῖν, καὶ στόμα πρὸς στόμα λαλήσομεν. εἰρήνη σοι. ἀσπάζονταί σε οἱ φίλοι. ἀσπάζου τοὺς φίλους κατ’ ὄνομα.

Here is another translation for comparison:

I had much to write to you, but I would rather not write with pen and ink. I hope to see you soon, and we will talk face to face. Peace be to you. The friends greet you. Greet the friends, every one of them. (3 John 13-15 ESV)