3 John 1:5-15 NAS

5 Beloved, you are acting faithfully in whatever * you accomplish for the 1brethren, and aespecially when they are 2strangers;

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6 and they have testified to your love before the church. You will do well to 3send them on their way in a manner 4worthy of God.

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7 For they went out for the sake of 5the Name, 6accepting nothing from the Gentiles.

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8 Therefore we ought to bsupport such men, so that we may cbe fellow workers dwith 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 7be first among them, does not accept ewhat we say.

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      10 For this reason, 8if 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 9receive the 10brethren, either, and he forbids those who desire to do so and 11puts them out of the church.

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      11 Beloved, 12do not imitate what is evil, but what is good. 13The one who does good is of God; 14the one who does evil has not seen God.

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      12 Demetrius 15has received a good testimony from everyone, and from the truth itself; and we add our testimony, and 16you know that our testimony is true.

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      13 17I 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.
      15 18Peace be to you. The friends greet you. Greet the friends 19by name.

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