You Walk in the Truth

2 Beloved, I pray that in all respects you may prosper and be in good health, just as your soul prospers.
3 For I 4was very glad when 5brethren came and testified to your truth, that is, how you 6are walking in truth.

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4 I have no greater joy than athis, to hear of 7my children 8walking in the truth.
5 Beloved, you are acting faithfully in whatever * you accomplish for the 9brethren, and bespecially when they are 10strangers;

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6 and they have testified to your love before the church. You will do well to 11send them on their way in a manner 12worthy of God.

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7 For they went out for the sake of 13the Name, 14accepting nothing from the Gentiles.

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8 Therefore we ought to csupport such men, so that we may dbe fellow workers ewith the truth.

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    • c 1:8 - Or "receive such men as guests"
    • d 1:8 - Or "prove ourselves to be"
    • e 1:8 - Or "for"
      9 I wrote something to the church; but Diotrephes, who loves to 15be first among them, does not accept fwhat we say.

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      10 For this reason, 16if I come, I will call attention to his deeds which he does, unjustly accusing us with wicked words; and not satisfied with this, he himself does not 17receive the 18brethren, either, and he forbids those who desire to do so and 19puts them out of the church.

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      11 Beloved, 20do not imitate what is evil, but what is good. 21The one who does good is of God; 22the one who does evil has not seen God.

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      12 Demetrius 23has received a good testimony from everyone, and from the truth itself; and we add our testimony, and 24you know that our testimony is true.

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      13 25I had many things to write to you, but I am not willing to write them to you with pen and ink;

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      14 but I hope to see you shortly, and we will speak face to face.