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3 John 1 NRS/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 The elder to the beloved Gaius, whom I love in truth. 1 The elder, To my dear friend Gaius, whom I love in the truth.
2 Beloved, I pray that all may go well with you and that you may be in good health, just as it is well with your soul. 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 overjoyed when some of the friends arrived and testified to your faithfulness to the truth, namely how you walk 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, to hear that 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 Beloved, you do faithfully whatever you do for the friends, 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 testified to your love before the church. You will do well to send them on 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 began their journey for the sake of Christ, accepting no support from non-believers. 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 may become co-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 have written something to the church; but Diotrephes, who likes to put himself first, does not acknowledge our authority. 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 call attention to what he is doing in spreading false charges against us. And not content with those charges, he refuses to welcome the friends, and even prevents those who want to do so and expels them from 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, do not imitate what is evil but imitate what is good. Whoever does good is from God; whoever 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 Everyone has testified favorably about Demetrius, and so has the truth itself. We also testify for 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 much to write to you, but I would rather not 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 instead I hope to see you soon, and we will talk together 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 send you their greetings. Greet the friends there, each by name. 15