3 John 1:7

7 It was for the sake of the Name that they went out, receiving no help from the pagans.

3 John 1:7 in Other Translations

KJV
7 Because that for his name's sake they went forth, taking nothing of the Gentiles.
ESV
7 For they have gone out for the sake of the name, accepting nothing from the Gentiles.
NLT
7 For they are traveling for the Lord, and they accept nothing from people who are not believers.
MSG
7 They set out under the banner of the Name, and get no help from unbelievers.
CSB
7 since they set out for the sake of the name, accepting nothing from pagans.

3 John 1:7 Meaning and Commentary

3 John 1:7

Because that for his name's sake they went forth
From Judea; either of their own accord to preach the Gospel, or being drove out by the unbelieving Jews, for professing the name of Christ; and be it which it will, there was good reason why they should be regarded, and especially since they did as follows,

taking nothing of the Gentiles;
even of those who were converted, though their preaching the Gospel, to whom they ministered, for of others, the unconverted Gentiles, they could not expect to receive; and this they did, as the apostles before them, because they would not be chargeable to them, and lest it should be thought they sought their own worldly interest, and not the good of souls and glory of Christ, and so a stumblingblock be laid in the way of the Gospel, to hinder the progress of it. The Ethiopic version reads this in the singular number, "and I went forth for his name's sake, taking nothing of the Gentiles".

3 John 1:7 In-Context

5 Dear friend, you are faithful in what you are doing for the brothers and sisters, even though they are strangers to you.
6 They have told the church about your love. Please send them on their way in a manner that honors God.
7 It was for the sake of the Name that they went out, receiving no help from the pagans.
8 We ought therefore to show hospitality to such people so that we may work together for the truth.
9 I wrote to the church, but Diotrephes, who loves to be first, will not welcome us.

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