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3 John

1:1 The Elder,To dear Gaius, whom I truly love:


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the
πρεσβυτερος
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elder
γαιω
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[to]-Gaius
τω
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[to]-the
αγαπητω
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beloved
ὁν
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whom
εγω
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I
αγαπω
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I-am-loving
εν
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in
αληθεια
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[to]-truth

1:2 Dear one, above all I trust that you are prospering and continuing in good health, just as your soul prospers.

αγαπητε
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[to]-beloved
περι
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about
παντων
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[of]-all
ευχομαι
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I-claim
σε
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you
ευοδουσθαι
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to-be-prospered
και
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and
ὑγιαινειν
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to-health-continue
καθως
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according-to
ευοδουται
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is-prospered
σου
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[of]-you

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the
ψυχη
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[to]-soul

1:3 For I was overjoyed when the brothers and sisters came and testified that you live out the truth.

εχαρην
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I-was-happy
γαρ
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because
λιαν
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very-much
ερχομενων
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[of]-coming
αδελφων
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[of]-siblings
και
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and
μαρτυρουντων
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[of]-witnessing
σου
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[of]-you
τη
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[to]-the
αληθεια
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[to]-truth
καθως
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according-to
συ
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you
εν
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in
αληθεια
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[to]-truth
περιπατεις
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you-are-walking-around

1:4 Nothing gives me greater happiness than to hear that my little ones in the faith do this.

μειζοτεραν
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greater
τουτων
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[of]-these
ουκ
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not
εχω
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I-have
χαραν
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happiness
ἱνα
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that
ακουω
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I-am-hearing
τα
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the
εμα
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we-my
τεκνα
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children
εν
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in
αληθεια
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[to]-truth
περιπατουντα
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walking-around

1:5 Loved one, you are faithfully carrying out your work for the believers and even for strangers,

αγαπητε
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[to]-beloved
πιστον
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trustworthy
ποιεις
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you-are-doing

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the
εαν
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if-ever
εργαση
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you-should-work
εις
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into
τους
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the
αδελφους
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siblings
και
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and
τουτο
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this
ξενους
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strangers

1:6 who vouch for your love in the sight of the Congregation. You will do well to send them forward in a way worthy of God,

οἱ
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the
εμαρτυρησαν
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they-witnessed
σου
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[of]-you
τη
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[to]-the
αγαπη
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love
ενωπιον
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in-the-face-of
εκκλησιας
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[of]-congregation
οὑς
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those-whom
καλως
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well
ποιησεις
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you-shall-do
προπεμψας
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sending-forward
αξιως
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worthily
του
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[of]-the
θεου
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[of]-God

1:7 because they came out of their former nations with nothing, for the sake of the Name.

ὑπερ
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over
γαρ
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because
του
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[of]-the
ονοματος
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[of]-name
εξηλθον
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Ι/they-came-out
μηδεν
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not-even-one
λαμβανοντες
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taking
απο
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from
των
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[of]-the
εθνικων
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[of]-nations

1:8 So we should pick up the slack for them so we can be co-workers for the truth.

ἡμεις
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we
ουν
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then
οφειλομεν
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we-are-obligated
ὑπολαμβανειν
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to-take-up
τους
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the
τοιουτους
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such
ἱνα
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that
συνεργοι
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co-workers
γινωμεθα
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we-may-come-to-be
τη
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[to]-the
αληθεια
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[to]-truth

1:9 I wrote something to the Congregation, but Diotrephes, who loves to be in charge, refuses to accept us.

εγραψα
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I-wrote
τι
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what
τη
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[to]-the
εκκλησια
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[to]-congregation
αλλ᾽
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but

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the
φιλοπρωτευων
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loving-to-be-first
αυτων
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[of]-them
διοτρεφης
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Diotrephes
ουκ
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not
επιδεχεται
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receives
ἡμας
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us

1:10 Therefore, if I come I will make known the things he’s doing and the wicked gossip he’s spreading about us. Not satisfied with that, he also refuses to accept the brothers and sisters, and he prevents people from joining the Congregation and throws them out.

δια
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through
τουτο
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this
εαν
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if-ever
ελθω
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I-may-come
ὑπομνησω
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I-shall-remind
αυτου
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[of]-self
τα
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the
εργα
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actions

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which
ποιει
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is-doing
λογοις
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[to]-sayings
πονηροις
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[to]-evil
φλυαρων
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gossiping
ἡμας
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us
και
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and
μη
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not
αρκουμενος
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being-sufficed
επι
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on
τουτοις
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[to]-these
ουτε
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not-besides
αυτος
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him/her/it-self
επιδεχεται
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receives
τους
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the
αδελφους
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siblings
και
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and
τους
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the
βουλομενους
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inclining
κωλυει
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is-preventing
και
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and
εκ
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out
της
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[of]-the
εκκλησιας
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[of]-congregation
εκβαλλει
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is-ejecting

1:11 Dear one, do not imitate evil but only good. The one who does good is from God, but the one who does evil has not seen God.

αγαπητε
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[to]-beloved
μη
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not
μιμου
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yous-imitate!
το
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the
κακον
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depraved
αλλα
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but
το
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the
αγαθον
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good

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the
αγαθοποιων
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[of]-good-doing
εκ
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out
του
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[of]-the
θεου
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[of]-God
εστιν
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is

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the
κακοποιων
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[of]-malicious
ουχ
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not
ἑωρακεν
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has-seen
τον
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the
θεον
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God

1:12 Demetrius has a good reputation from everyone and by the truth itself. We concur, and you know our testimony is true.

δημητριω
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[to]-Demetrius
μεμαρτυρηται
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has-been-witnessed
ὑπο
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under
παντων
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[of]-all
και
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and
ὑπο
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under
αυτης
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[of]-herself
της
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[of]-the
αληθειας
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[of]-truth
και
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and
ἡμεις
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we
δε
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yet
μαρτυρουμεν
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we-are-witnessing
και
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and
οιδας
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you-are-seeing
ὁτι
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since

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the
μαρτυρια
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witness
ἡμων
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[of]-us
αληθης
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true
εστιν
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is

1:13 I had much to write to you but I don’t want to do so with ink and pen.

πολλα
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many
ειχον
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I/they-held
γραψαι
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to-write
σοι
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[to]-you
αλλ᾽
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but
ου
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not
θελω
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I-am-choosing
δια
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through
μελανος
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[of]-ink
και
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and
καλαμου
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[of]-reed
σοι
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[to]-you
γραφειν
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to-be-writing
ελπιζω
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I-am-expecting
δε
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yet
ευθεως
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immediately
σε
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you
ιδειν
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to-see
και
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and
στομα
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mouth
προς
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toward
στομα
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mouth
λαλησομεν
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we-shall-talk

1:14 I hope to see you immediately and speak to you face-to-face. Peace to you! The dear ones greet you by name.

ειρηνη
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peace
σοι
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[to]-you
ασπαζονται
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they-greet
σε
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you
οἱ
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the
φιλοι
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friends
ασπαζου
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you-greet!
τους
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the
φιλους
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friends
κατ᾽
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down
ονομα
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name