3 John 1:4-14 NRS

4 I have no greater joy than this, to hear that my children are walking in the truth.
5 Beloved, you do faithfully whatever you do for the friends, a even though they are strangers to you;

References for 3 John 1:5

    • b 1:5 - Gk [brothers]
      6 they have testified to your love before the church. You will do well to send them on in a manner worthy of God;
      7 for they began their journey for the sake of Christ, b accepting no support from non-believers. c

      References for 3 John 1:7

        • c 1:7 - Gk [for the sake of the name]
        • d 1:7 - Gk [the Gentiles]
          8 Therefore we ought to support such people, so that we may become co-workers with the truth.
          9 I have written something to the church; but Diotrephes, who likes to put himself first, does not acknowledge our authority.
          10 So if I come, I will call attention to what he is doing in spreading false charges against us. And not content with those charges, he refuses to welcome the friends, d and even prevents those who want to do so and expels them from the church.

          References for 3 John 1:10

            • e 1:10 - Gk [brothers]
              11 Beloved, do not imitate what is evil but imitate what is good. Whoever does good is from God; whoever does evil has not seen God.
              12 Everyone has testified favorably about Demetrius, and so has the truth itself. We also testify for him, e and you know that our testimony is true.

              References for 3 John 1:12

                • f 1:12 - Gk lacks [for him]
                  13 I have much to write to you, but I would rather not write with pen and ink;
                  14 instead I hope to see you soon, and we will talk together face to face.