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3 John 1 LEB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 The elder, to Gaius the beloved, whom I love in [the] truth. 1 The elder, To my dear friend Gaius, whom I love in the truth.
2 Dear friend, I pray you may prosper concerning everything and be healthy, just as your soul prospers. 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 rejoiced exceedingly [when the] brothers came and testified [to] your truth, just as you are walking 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 I have no greater joy than this: that I hear my children are walking in the truth. 4 I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.
5 Dear friend, you act faithfully [in] whatever you do for the brothers, {even though they are strangers}. 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 before the church; you will do well to 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 For they have gone out on behalf of the name, accepting nothing from the pagans. 7 It was for the sake of the Name that they went out, receiving no help from the pagans.
8 Therefore we ought to support such [people], so that we become fellow workers with [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 church, but Diotrephes, who wants to be first [among] them, does not acknowledge us. 9 I wrote to the church, but Diotrephes, who loves to be first, will have nothing to do with us.
10 Therefore, if I come, I will call attention to {the deeds he is doing}, disparaging us with evil words. And not being content with these, he does not receive the brothers himself, and he hinders those wanting [to do so] and throws [them] out of the church. 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, do not imitate [what is] evil, but [what is] good. The one who does good is of God; the one who does evil has not seen 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 Demetrius has been testified to by all, even by the truth itself. And we also testify [to 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 many things to write to you, but I do not want to write to you by means of ink and pen. 13 I have much to write you, but I do not want to do so with pen and ink.
14 But I hope to see you right away, and to speak {face to face}. 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.
15 Peace [be] to you. The friends greet you. Greet the friends by name. 15