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3 John 1 NCV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 From the Elder. To my dear friend Gaius, whom I love in the truth: 1 The elder, To my dear friend Gaius, whom I love in the truth.
2 My dear friend, I know your soul is doing fine, and I pray that you are doing well in every way and that your health is good. 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 I was very happy when some brothers and sistersn came and told me about the truth in your life and how you are following the way of 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 to hear that my children are following the way of truth. 4 I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.
5 My dear friend, it is good that you help the brothers and sisters, even those you do not know. 5 Dear friend, you are faithful in what you are doing for the brothers, even though they are strangers to you.
6 They told the church about your love. Please help them to continue their trip in a way 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 They started out in service to Christ, and they have been accepting nothing from nonbelievers. 7 It was for the sake of the Name that they went out, receiving no help from the pagans.
8 So we should help such people; when we do, we 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 church, but Diotrephes, who loves to be their leader, will not listen to us. 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 talk about what Diotrephes is doing, about how he lies and says evil things about us. But more than that, he refuses to accept the other brothers and sisters; he even stops those who do want to accept them and puts 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 My dear friend, do not follow what is bad; follow what is good. The one who does good belongs to God. But the one who does evil has never known 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 says good things about Demetrius, and the truth agrees with what they say. We also speak well of him, and you know what we say 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 I want to write you, but I do not want to use pen and ink. 13 I have much to write you, but I do not want to do so with pen and ink.
14 I hope to see you soon and talk 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 to you. The friends here greet you. Please greet each friend there by name. 15