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3 John 1 CJB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 From: The Elder To: Dear Gaius, whom I love in truth: 1 The elder, To my dear friend Gaius, whom I love in the truth.
2 Dear friend, I am praying that everything prosper with you and that you be in good health, as I know you are prospering spiritually. 2 Dear friend, I pray that you may enjoy good health and that all may go well with you, even as your soul is getting along well.
3 For I was so happy when some brothers came and testified how faithful you are to the truth, as you continue living in the truth. 3 It gave me great joy to have some brothers come and tell about your faithfulness to the truth and how you continue to walk in the truth.
4 Nothing gives me greater joy than hearing that my children are living in the truth. 4 I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.
5 Dear friend, you are faithful in all the work you are doing for the brothers, even when they are strangers to you. 5 Dear friend, you are faithful in what you are doing for the brothers, even though they are strangers to you.
6 They have testified to your love in front of the congregation. You will be doing well if you send them on their way in a manner worthy of God, 6 They have told the church about your love. You will do well to send them on their way in a manner worthy of God.
7 since it was for the sake of HaShem that they went out without accepting anything from the Goyim. 7 It was for the sake of the Name that they went out, receiving no help from the pagans.
8 It is we, therefore, who should support such people; so that we may share in their work for the truth. 8 We ought therefore to show hospitality to such men so that we may work together for the truth.
9 I wrote something to the congregation; but Diotrephes, who likes to be the macher among them, doesn't recognize our authority. 9 I wrote to the church, but Diotrephes, who loves to be first, will have nothing to do with us.
10 So if I come, I will bring up everything he is doing, including his spiteful and groundless gossip about us. And as if that weren't enough for him, he refuses to recognize the brothers' authority either; moreover, he stops those who want to do so and tries to drive them out of the congregation! 10 So if I come, I will call attention to what he is doing, gossiping maliciously about us. Not satisfied with that, he refuses to welcome the brothers. He also stops those who want to do so and puts them out of the church.
11 Dear friend, don't imitate the bad, but the good. Those who do what is good are from God; those who do what is bad are not from God. 11 Dear friend, do not imitate what is evil but what is good. Anyone who does what is good is from God. Anyone who does what is evil has not seen God.
12 Everyone speaks well of Demetrius, and so does the truth itself. We vouch for him, and you know that our testimony is true. 12 Demetrius is well spoken of by everyone--and even by the truth itself. We also speak well of him, and you know that our testimony is true.
13 I have much to write you, but I don't want to write with pen and ink; 13 I have much to write you, but I do not want to do so with pen and ink.
14 however, I am hoping to see you very soon, and we will speak face to face. Shalom to you. Your friends send you their greetings. Greet each of our friends by name. 14 I hope to see you soon, and we will talk face to face. Peace to you. The friends here send their greetings. Greet the friends there by name.