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3 John 1 :: English Standard Version (ESV)

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Greeting

Unchecked Copy Box3Jo 1:1 - The elder to the beloved Gaius, whom I love in truth.
Unchecked Copy Box3Jo 1:2 - Beloved, I pray that all may go well with you and that you may be in good health, as it goes well with your soul.
Unchecked Copy Box3Jo 1:3 - For I rejoiced greatly when the brothers[fn] came and testified to your truth, as indeed you are walking in the truth.
Unchecked Copy Box3Jo 1:4 - I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.

Support and Opposition

Unchecked Copy Box3Jo 1:5 - Beloved, it is a faithful thing you do in all your efforts for these brothers, strangers as they are,
Unchecked Copy Box3Jo 1:6 - who testified to your love before the church. You will do well to send them on their journey in a manner worthy of God.
Unchecked Copy Box3Jo 1:7 - For they have gone out for the sake of the name, accepting nothing from the Gentiles.
Unchecked Copy Box3Jo 1:8 - Therefore we ought to support people like these, that we may be fellow workers for the truth.
Unchecked Copy Box3Jo 1:9 - I have written something to the church, but Diotrephes, who likes to put himself first, does not acknowledge our authority.
Unchecked Copy Box3Jo 1:10 - So if I come, I will bring up what he is doing, talking wicked nonsense against us. And not content with that, he refuses to welcome the brothers, and also stops those who want to and puts them out of the church.
Unchecked Copy Box3Jo 1:11 - Beloved, do not imitate evil but imitate good. Whoever does good is from God; whoever does evil has not seen God.
Unchecked Copy Box3Jo 1:12 - Demetrius has received a good testimony from everyone, and from the truth itself. We also add our testimony, and you know that our testimony is true.

Final Greetings

Unchecked Copy Box3Jo 1:13 - I had much to write to you, but I would rather not write with pen and ink.
Unchecked Copy Box3Jo 1:14 - I hope to see you soon, and we will talk face to face.
Unchecked Copy Box3Jo 1:15 - Peace be to you. The friends greet you. Greet the friends, each by name.
ESV Footnotes
Or brothers and sisters. In New Testament usage, depending on the context, the plural Greek word adelphoi (translated “brothers”) may refer either to brothers or to brothers and sisters; also verses 5, 10
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