2Jn 1:12. Πολλὰ) many things, of a joyful character. This therefore, which the apostle writes, was especially necessary, and admitted of no delay.-οὐκ ἠβουλήθην, I did not wish) The very task of writing is not always pleasing to a heart full of sacred love.-διὰ χάρτου καὶ μέλανος, with paper and ink) Ταπείνωσις, a lowering of the style. Put in antithesis to face to face. For this short Epistle, the apostle made use of paper, and not parchment.
 Ταπείνωσις, as water for baptism, Act 10:47.-T.