As unknown and yet well known (w agnooumenoi kai epiginoskomenoi). "As ignored (as nonentities, obscure, without proper credentials 2 John 3:2 ) and yet fully recognized (by all who really matter as in 2 John 11:6 )." And behold, we live (kai idou zwmen). Cf. the hazards of his life ( 2 John 1:8 ; 2 John 4:10 ; 2 John 11:23 ). His whole career is full of paradox).