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3 John 1 TMB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 The Elder, Unto the well-beloved Gaius, whom I love in the truth: 1 The elder, To my dear friend Gaius, whom I love in the truth.
2 Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth. 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 greatly when the brethren came and testified of the truth that is in thee, even as thou walkest 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 to hear that my children walk in truth. 4 I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.
5 Beloved, thou doest faithfully whatsoever thou doest to the brethren and to strangers, 5 Dear friend, you are faithful in what you are doing for the brothers, even though they are strangers to you.
6 who have borne witness of thy charity before the church. If thou send them forward on their journey in a godly manner, thou shalt do well, 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 because for His name's sake they went forth, taking nothing from the Gentiles. 7 It was for the sake of the Name that they went out, receiving no help from the pagans.
8 We therefore ought to receive such, that we might be fellow helpers to the truth. 8 We ought therefore to show hospitality to such men so that we may work together for the truth.
9 I wrote unto the church, but Diotrephes, who loveth to have preeminence among them, receiveth us not. 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 remember his deeds which he doeth, prating against us with malicious words. And not content therewith, neither doth he himself receive the brethren, and forbiddeth those who would, and casteth 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 Beloved, follow not that which is evil, but that which is good. He that doeth good is of God, but he that doeth evil hath 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 hath good report of all men, and of the truth itself. Yea, of this we also bear record, and ye know that our record 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 had many things to write, but I will not with ink and pen write unto thee; 13 I have much to write you, but I do not want to do so with pen and ink.
14 but I trust I shall shortly see thee, and we shall speak face to face. Peace be to thee. Our friends salute thee. Greet the 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.
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