3 John 1:9

Overview - 3 John 1
He commends Gaius for his piety,
and hospitality,
to true preachers;
complaining of the unkind dealing of ambitious Diotrephes on the contrary side;
11 whose evil example is not to be followed;
12 and gives special testimony to the good report of Demetrius.
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3 John 1:9  (King James Version)
I wrote unto the church: but Diotrephes, who loveth to have the preeminence among them, receiveth us not.

who loveth
[Ho Philoproteuon] "who loveth the presidency," or chief place, doubtless in the church, of which Diotrephes was most probably an officer; and being one, magnified himself in his office: he loved such pre-eminence, and behaved haughtily in it.
Matthew 20:20-28 ; 23:4-8 Mark 9:34 ; 10:35-45 Luke 22:24-27 ; Romans 12:10
Philippians 2:3-5 ; Titus 1:7-16

8 ; Matthew 10:40-42 ; Mark 9:37 ; Luke 9:48