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3 John 1 :: New International Version (NIV)

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Unchecked Copy Box3Jo 1:1 - The elder, To my dear friend Gaius, whom I love in the truth.
Unchecked Copy Box3Jo 1:2 - 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.
Unchecked Copy Box3Jo 1:3 - It gave me great joy when some believers came and testified about your faithfulness to the truth, telling how you continue to walk in it.
Unchecked Copy Box3Jo 1:4 - I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.
Unchecked Copy Box3Jo 1:5 - Dear friend, you are faithful in what you are doing for the brothers and sisters,[fn] even though they are strangers to you.
Unchecked Copy Box3Jo 1:6 - They have told the church about your love. Please send them on their way in a manner that honors God.
Unchecked Copy Box3Jo 1:7 - It was for the sake of the Name that they went out, receiving no help from the pagans.
Unchecked Copy Box3Jo 1:8 - We ought therefore to show hospitality to such people so that we may work together for the truth.
Unchecked Copy Box3Jo 1:9 - I wrote to the church, but Diotrephes, who loves to be first, will not welcome us.
Unchecked Copy Box3Jo 1:10 - 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.
Unchecked Copy Box3Jo 1:11 - 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.
Unchecked Copy Box3Jo 1:12 - 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.
Unchecked Copy Box3Jo 1:13 - I have much to write you, but I do not want to do so with pen and ink.
Unchecked Copy Box3Jo 1:14 - 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.
NIV Footnotes
The Greek word for brothers and sisters (adelphoi) refers here to believers, both men and women, as part of God’s family.
BLB Footnotes
Some manuscripts include the final phrase of verse 14 in verse 15.  

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