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3 John 1 NIRV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 I, the elder, am writing this letter. I am sending it to you, my dear friend Gaius. I love you because of the truth. 1 The elder, To my dear friend Gaius, whom I love in the truth.
2 Dear friend, I know that your spiritual life is going well. I pray that you also may enjoy good health. And I pray that everything else may go well with you. 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 Some believers came to me and told me that you are faithful to the truth. They told me that you continue to live by it. That gave me great joy. 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 to hear that my children are living by 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 what you are doing for the believers. You are faithful even though 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 told the church about your love. Please help them by sending them on their way in a manner that honors 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 on their journey to serve Jesus Christ. They didn't receive any help from those who aren't believers. 7 It was for the sake of the Name that they went out, receiving no help from the pagans.
8 So we should welcome people like them. We should work together with them 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 to the church. But Diotrephes won't have anything to do with us. He loves to be the first in everything. 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 point out what he is doing. He is saying evil things about us to others. Even that doesn't satisfy him. He refuses to welcome other believers. He also keeps others from welcoming them. In fact, he 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, don't be like those who do evil. Be like those who do good. Anyone who does what is good belongs to God. Anyone who does what is evil hasn't really seen or 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. He lives in keeping with the truth. We also say good things about him. And you know that our witness 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 a lot to write to 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 I hope I can see you soon. Then we can talk face to face. May you have peace. The friends here send their greetings. Greet the friends there 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.