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2 John 12 New English Translation (NET Bible)


12 Though I have many other[a] things to write to you, I do not want to do so with[b] paper and ink,[c] but I hope to come visit you and speak face to face,[d] so that our joy may be complete.


  1. 2 John 1:12 tn “Other” is not in the Greek text but is supplied for clarity in English.
  2. 2 John 1:12 tn Grk “by means of.”
  3. 2 John 1:12 sn Presumably the author means he would rather say the additional things he wants to say to the recipients in person rather than by letter (with paper and ink).
  4. 2 John 1:12 tn Grk “speak mouth to mouth,” an idiom for which the English equivalent is “speak face-to-face.”
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