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elder . App-189 . Here not an official title, but referring to the apostle's age. Compare Philemon 1:9 .
unto = to.
elect . Compare 1 Peter 1:2 . But perhaps used in the sense of "excellent".
lady . Greek. kuria, feminine of kurios. In all probability a proper name, "Kyria".
children . App-108 .
love . App-135 .
the . Omit.
truth . Seep. 1511. The element or sphere in which the love was seen. Compare Ephesians 4:15 .
also, &c . = all they also.
known . App-132 .
For, &c . = On account of ( App-104 . 2 John 1:2 ) the truth.
dwelleth = abideth. Greek. meno . See p. 1511.
for ever. App-151 . a.
Grace . Only here, and three times in the Gospel, and twice in Rev., in John's writings. App-184 . Compare 1 Timothy 1:2 .
be = shall be.
mercy . Only here in John.
God . App-98 .
Father . App-98 .
Lord . The texts omit.
Jesus Christ . App-98 .
Son . App-108 . The expression "The Son of the Father", is found here only. Compare John 1:18 . 1 John 1:3 .
love . App-135 .
rejoiced . Compare 3 John 1:3 . Several of Paul's epistles open with thanksgiving.
greatly . Greek. lian. Only here and 3 John 1:3 in John's writings.
of . App-104 . Not implying that there were others who did not so walk, but referring to such as he had met.
have . Omit.
beseech = ask. App-134 .
new . Greek. kainos. See Matthew 9:17 .
from the beginning . Greek. ap' arches. See 1 John 1:1 .
that = in order that. Greek. hina .
have . Omit. In this verse is the Figure of speech Antimetabole, "walk . . . commandments commandment . . . walk".
deceivers . Greek. planos. See 2 Corinthians 6:8 . Compare 1 John 4:1 .
world . App-129 .
that, &c. Literally Jesus Christ coming in the flesh. The present participle is used, as in Revelation 1:4 . In 1Jn 4:2 , 1 John 4:3 , the perfect is used, referring to His first coming. This refers to His second coming. Compare Acts 1:11 .
a, an = the.
antichrist . See 1 John 2:18 .
Look to . App-133 .
we . The texts read "ye" in both occurances.
lose . Greek. apollumi. See John 17:12 .
have wrought . i.e. the truth and love resulting from John's teaching.
reward . Greek. misthos. In John's writings only here, John 4:36 (wages), and Revelation 11:18 ; Revelation 22:12 .
transgresseth . App-128 . The texts read "goeth before", Greek. proago. See 1 Timothy 1:18 ; 1 Timothy 5:24 .Hebrews 7:18 . This refers to false teachers who claimed to bring some higher teaching, beyond the apostle's doctrine. Compare 1Ti 6:3 . 2 Timothy 1:13 ; 2 Timothy 3:14 .
abideth . See "dwelleth", 2 John 1:2 .
Christ . App-98 .
of Christ . The texts omit.
there . . . any = any one ( App-123 ) cometh.
neither, &c . = and . . . not ( App-105 ).
bid . . . God speed . Literally, say, Hail! (Greek. chairein,
to rejoice . See Matthew 26:49 ).
is partaker = partaketh. Greek. koinoneo. See Rom 15:27 . 1 Timothy 5:22 .
evil . App-128 .
would . App-102 .
with = by means of. App-104 . 2 John 1:1 .
paper . Greek. chartes. Only here.
ink . See 2 Corinthians 3:3 .
trust = hope.
speak . App-121 .
face, &c . Literally mouth to ( App-104 .) mouth.
our . The texts read "your".
joy . See 1 John 1:4 .
full . See 1 John 1:4 .
greet = salute.
Amen . The texts omit.
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