3 John 1:13

I had (eicon). Imperfect active of ecw, when I began to write (grapsai, ingressive aorist active infinitive of grapw). I am unwilling to write (ou qelw grapein). "I do not wish to go on writing them. With ink and pen (dia melano kai kalamou), "by means of (dia) black (ink) and reed (used as pen)." See 2 John 1:12 for melano and Matthew 11:7 for kalamo, used for papyrus and parchment, as grapeion (a sharp stilus) for wax tablets.