3 John 1:9

9 I wrote to the church, but Diotrephes, who loves to be first, will not welcome us.

3 John 1:9 in Other Translations

KJV
9 I wrote unto the church: but Diotrephes, who loveth to have the preeminence among them, receiveth us not.
ESV
9 I have written something to the church, but Diotrephes, who likes to put himself first, does not acknowledge our authority.
NLT
9 I wrote to the church about this, but Diotrephes, who loves to be the leader, refuses to have anything to do with us.
MSG
9 Earlier I wrote something along this line to the church, but Diotrephes, who loves being in charge, denigrates my counsel.
CSB
9 I wrote something to the church, but Diotrephes, who loves to have first place among them, does not receive us.

3 John 1:9 In-Context

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.
10 So when I come, I will call attention to what he is doing, spreading malicious nonsense about us. Not satisfied with that, he even refuses to welcome other believers. He also stops those who want to do so and puts them out of the church.
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.
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