Here our apostle concludes his epistle with an apology for the brevity of it, declaring, that he hoped to come shortly to them, and see them.
And though he had many things to write, yet all things were not fit to be written: but, besides, a lively voice affects more than a written letter and he hoped that they should be filled with mutual joy at the sight of, and converse with, each other. Presence of friends, and familiar converse with each other, is preferable to all writing to each other.
By the children of the Elect Sister, some again understand the members of another church, who now sent salutations to them.
The concluding word, Amen, imports his sincerity in what he had written to them, and his hearty wishes for the happiness and welfare of them.