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3 John 1 YLT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 The Elder to Gaius the beloved, whom I love in truth! 1 The elder, To my dear friend Gaius, whom I love in the truth.
2 beloved, concerning all things I desire thee to prosper, and to be in health, even as thy soul doth prosper, 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, brethren coming and testifying of the truth in thee, even as thou in truth dost walk; 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 greater than these things I have no joy, that I may hear of my children in truth walking. 4 I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.
5 Beloved, faithfully dost thou do whatever thou mayest work to the brethren and to the strangers, 5 Dear friend, you are faithful in what you are doing for the brothers, even though they are strangers to you.
6 who did testify of thy love before an assembly, whom thou wilt do well, having sent forward worthily 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 because for [His] name they went forth, nothing receiving from the nations; 7 It was for the sake of the Name that they went out, receiving no help from the pagans.
8 we, then, ought to receive such, that fellow-workers we may become to the truth. 8 We ought therefore to show hospitality to such men so that we may work together for the truth.
9 I did write to the assembly, but he who is loving the first place among them -- Diotrephes -- doth not receive us; 9 I wrote to the church, but Diotrephes, who loves to be first, will have nothing to do with us.
10 because of this, if I may come, I will cause him to remember his works that he doth, with evil words prating against us; and not content with these, neither doth he himself receive the brethren, and those intending he doth forbid, and out of the assembly he doth cast. 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, be not thou following that which is evil, but that which is good; he who is doing good, of God he is, and he who is doing 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 to Demetrius testimony hath been given by all, and by the truth itself, and we also -- we do testify, and ye have known 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 Many things I had to write, but I do not wish through ink and pen to write to thee, 13 I have much to write you, but I do not want to do so with pen and ink.
14 and I hope straightway to see thee, and mouth to mouth we shall speak. Peace to thee! salute thee do the friends; be saluting 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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