“Although I have much
To write to you,
I would rather
Not write to you
Πολλὰ εἶχον γράψαι σοι, ἀλλ’ οὐ θέλω διὰ μέλανος καὶ καλάμου σοι γράφειν·
This author said, “Although I have much (Πολλὰ εἶχον) to write to you (γράψαι σοι), I would rather (ἀλλ’ οὐ θέλω) not write to you (σοι γράφειν) with pen (καὶ καλάμου) and ink (διὰ μέλανος).” This verse is very much like 2 John, chapter 1:12, almost word for word, “Although I have much to write to you (Πολλὰ ἔχων ὑμῖν γράφειν), I would rather not (οὐκ ἐβουλήθην) use paper (διὰ χάρτου) with ink (καὶ μέλανος).” A couple of the words are different, but the idea is the same. He had a lot to say, but he did not like writing with paper and pen. This author did not like to write things down just like 2 John. Was he the same person? Do you like to write things down?