Few are well spoken of by all; and sometimes it is ill to be so. To my dear friend Gaius, whom I love in the truth. 53:1, 3; John 3:11; 15:15 what He has seen and heard, that He testifies; and no one receives His testimony. True faith will work by love. The temper and spirit of Diotrephes was full of pride and ambition. John 1:1-3 - NIV: In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. Click to switch to the standard King James Version of 3 John Chapter 1. A name in the gospel, or a good report in the churches, is better than worldly honour. The blessing is, Peace be to you; all happiness attend you. 3 John 1 ; 3JN 1:1 The elder unto the wellbeloved Gaius, whom I love in the truth. 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. It is the second-shortest book in the Bible. 3. We also speak well of him, and you know that our testimony is true. Jesus replied, “Very truly I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God unless they are born again.” 18:18; John 7:16 For He whom God has sent speaks the words of God, for God does not give the Spirit # John 1:16 by measure. He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. This sometimes leads to confusion over verses. In truth, there are no "chapters" in 3 John, but it would be confusing to refer to verses as 3 John 1, 3 John 2, etc. Those cautions and counsels are most likely to be accepted, which are seasoned with love. Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers. 3 John 1. Watch our overview video on the letters of John, which breaks down the literary design of the book and its flow of thought. And that is what we are! Peace be to thee. a. Beloved, I pray that you may prosper i… All rights reserved worldwide. 3 Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. He was with God in the beginning. Follow that which is good, for he that doeth good, as delighting therein, is born of God. Evil-workers vainly pretend or boast acquaintance with God. King James Bible 3 John Chapter: 1. 1 The elder unto the wellbeloved Gaius, whom I love in the truth.. 2 Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.. 3 For I rejoiced greatly, when the brethren came and testified of the truth that is in thee, even as thou walkest in the truth.. 4 I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth. Read full chapter The well beloved Gaius. A personal conversation together often spares time and trouble, and mistakes which rise from letters; and good Christians may well be glad to see one another. 32 And # Is. (U) The friends here send their greetings. Third John consists of only 15 total verses (14 in some translations). 1 The elder unto the wellbeloved Gaius, whom I love in the truth. Those may well salute and greet one another on earth, who hope to live together in heaven. Living as God’s children (3:1-10) Love one another (3:11-24) Chapter 4. 3 It gave me great joy when some believers(B) came and testified about your faithfulness to the truth, telling how you continue to walk in it. It is bad not to do good ourselves; but it is worse to hinder those who would do good. 5 Beloved, thou doest faithfully whatsoever thou doest to the brethren, and to strangers; 6 Which have borne witness of thy charity before the church: whom if thou bring forward on their journey after a godly sort, thou shalt do well: 7 Because that for his name's sake they went forth, taking nothing of the Gentiles. (G) 6 They have told the church about your love. Please send them on their way(H) in a manner that honors(I) God. Greet the friends by name. 3 John 1:3-6 For I rejoiced greatly, when the brethren came and testified of the truth that is in thee, even as thou walkest in the truth… Colossians 1:4-6 Since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus, and of the love which ye have to all the saints, … 1 Thessalonians 1:3-10 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood … Soul prosperity is the greatest blessing on this side heaven. John 1:3. Discerning false prophets (4:1-6) God’s Love for us & Our Love for one another (4:7-21) CHAPTER 5. 5 Dear friend, you are faithful in what you are doing for the brothers and sisters,[a](F) even though they are strangers to you. 2 Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth. 3 John chapter 1 1611 KJV (King James Version) 1 The Elder vnto the welbeloued Gaius, whom I loue in the trueth:. And as it is a joy to good parents, it will be a joy to good ministers, to see their people adorn their profession. Even as thy soul prospereth. Acts 8:4 For this purpose the … Happy those whose spirit and conduct commend them before God and men. 4 I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth. Gaius overlooked petty differences among serious Christians, and freely helped all who bore the image, and did the work of Christ. See How They All Connect. (9-12) He hopes soon to see Gaius. The one who does what is right is righteous, just … 1 See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! Grace will employ health. But we may wish and pray that those who have prosperous souls, may have healthful bodies; that their grace may shine where there is still more room for activity. 33 He who has received His testimony # Rom. Cancel {{#items}} {{/items}} 1 John 3. We must be ready to bear our testimony to them; and it is well when those who commend, can appeal to the consciences of such as know most of those who are commended. (K) 8 We ought therefore to show hospitality to such people so that we may work together for the truth. Gain a concise, fundamental grasp of what the Bible is all about. He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him. Those who cannot themselves proclaim it, may yet receive, help, and countenance those who do so.9-12 Both the heart and mouth must be watched. 7 It was for the sake of the Name(J) that they went out, receiving no help from the pagans. (M) He also stops those who want to do so and puts them out of the church. Only 2 John has fewer verses, at 13. This name is mentioned in Act 19:29; Act 20:4; Rom 16:23; Co1 1:14. 10 Wherefore, if I come, I will remember his deeds which he doeth, prating against us with malicious words: and not content therewith, neither doth he himself receive the brethren, and forbiddeth them that would, and casteth them out of the church. Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV® Copyright ©1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission. 3 John chapter 1 King James Version. For I rejoiced greatly when brethren came and testified of the truth that isin you, just as you walk in the truth. 2 Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth. This epistle is addressed to a converted Gentile. NIV, Biblical Theology Study Bible, Comfort Print: Follow God’s Redemptive Plan as It Unfolds throughout Scripture. Our friends salute thee. 12 Demetrius hath good report of all men, and of the truth itself: yea, and we also bear record; and ye know that our record is true. The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe. 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. Faith in the Son of God (5:1-12) Conluding remarks (5:13-21) 1, 2, & 3 John Reading Schedule KEY VERSES FROM 1, 2 & 3 JOHN 1 JOHN All things were made by him — All creatures, whether in heaven or on earth, the whole universe, and every being contained therein, animate or inanimate, intelligent or unintelligent. (O) Anyone who does what is good is from God. 3 For I rejoiced greatly, when the brethren came and testified of the truth that is in thee, even as thou walkest in the truth. Because that for his name's sake they went forth, taking nothing of the Gentiles. 2 Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth. The Father spoke every thing into being by him, his Eternal Word. NIV, Storyline Bible, Comfort Print: Each Story Plays a Part. (13,14)1-8 Those who are beloved of Christ, will love the brethren for his sake. What does 3 John chapter 1 mean? 1 The elder, To my dear friend Gaius, whom I love in the truth. For I rejoiced greatly, when the brethren came and testified of the truth that is in thee, even as thou … 2 He was with God in the beginning. NIV, Beautiful Word Bible Journal, Luke, Comfort Print, NIV, Beautiful Word Bible Journal, Romans, Comfort Print, NIV, Quest Study Bible, Comfort Print: The Only Q and A Study Bible. (N), 11 Dear friend, do not imitate what is evil but what is good. 2 John 1:1 The elder, To the chosen lady and her children, whom I love in the truth--and not I alone, but also all who know the truth--3 John 1:2 Beloved, I pray that in every way you may prosper and enjoy good health, as your soul also prospers. 3 John 1:2, ESV: "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." 10 So when I come,(L) I will call attention to what he is doing, spreading malicious nonsense about us. A good report is due from those who receive good; they could not but testify to the church, what they found and felt. 3 John 1:2 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] 3 John 1:2, NIV: "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." Dear friend, I pray that you may enjoy good health and that all may go well with you, even as your … Let us not follow that which is proud, selfish, and of bad design, though the example may be given by persons of rank and power; but let us be followers of God, and walk in love, after the example of our Lord.13,14 Here is the character of Demetrius. The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him. View 3 John Chapter 1 as text-only. (C) 4 I have no greater joy than to hear that my children(D) are walking in the truth.(E). Dear children, do not let anyone lead you astray. The elder. Those who freely make known Christ's gospel, should be helped by others to whom God gives the means. How many professors there are, about whom the apostle's words must be reversed, and we must earnestly wish and pray that their souls might prosper, as their health and circumstances do! “Bestowed” is in the perfect tense, suggesting the enduring effect of the love God has given. 14 I hope to see you soon, and we will talk face to face. 11 Beloved, follow not that which is evil, but that which is good. In 3 John Chapter 1, John wrote to his close friend, Gaius, to commend him about his faith and to update him about some of the things happening at other churches. He that doeth good is of God: but he that doeth evil hath not seen God. Grace and health are rich companions. He was upright in what he did, as a faithful servant. 9 I wrote to the church, but Diotrephes, who loves to be first, will not welcome us. : 1:2: Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth. New International Version (NIV). I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth. “Because that for his name’s sake they went forth, taking nothing of the Gentiles.” Literally, “for the … 13 I had many things to write, but I will not with ink and pen write unto thee: 14 But I trust I shall shortly see thee, and we shall speak face to face. 1 John 3:18 Little children, let us love not in word and speech, but in action and truth. Christians should consider not only what they must do, but what they may do; and should do even the common actions of life, and of good-will, after a godly sort, serving God therein, and designing his glory. Copyright © 2019 by Zondervan. Cross references 3 John 1:1 : S Ac 11:30; 2Jn 1 1. 3 John Chapters « Prev; 1; Next » 1 From the Elder: greetings to my dear friend Gaius, whom I love in truth.. 2 My dear friend, I hope everything is going happily with you and that you are as well physically as you are spiritually.. 3 It was a great joy to me when some brothers came and told of your faithfulness to the truth, and of your life in the truth. (T), Peace to you. 4 I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth. 3:4; 1 John 5:10 has certified that God is true. 3 For I rejoiced greatly, when the brethren came and testified of the truth that is in thee, even as thou walkest in the truth. : 1:3: For I rejoiced greatly, when the brethren came and testified of the truth that is in thee, even as thou walkest in the truth. 1 The elder unto the wellbeloved Gaius, whom I love in the truth. (Q) 12 Demetrius is well spoken of by everyone(R)—and even by the truth itself. Cancel {{#items}} {{/items}} 3 John 1. He wishes Gaius all good things, but most of all prosperity of soul. 3 John 1:1. jo3 1:1. By associating with and copying the example of such Christians, we shall have peace within, and live at peace with the brethren; our communications with the Lord's people on earth will be pleasing, and we shall be numbered with them in glory everlasting.Commentary by Matthew Henry, 1710. CHAPTER 3. This is the text and a scan of the actual, original, first printing of the 1611 King James Version, the 'HE' Bible, for 3 John Chapter 1. 3 John Chapter 1 (KJV) 3 John 1 King James Version (KJV) 1 The elder unto the wellbeloved Gaius, whom I love in the truth. The KJV does not get more original or authentic than this. 1 John 3:2 Or when it is made known; 1 John 3:13 The Greek word for brothers and sisters (adelphoi) refers here to believers, both men and women, as part of God’s family; also in verse 16. (S), 13 I have much to write you, but I do not want to do so with pen and ink. that. Chapter. Greet the friends there by name.(V). Bible > 3 John > Chapter 1 > Verse 7 ... 3 John 1:8 Therefore we ought to support such men, so that we may be fellow workers for the truth. NIV Reverse Interlinear Bible: English to Hebrew and English to Greek. Treasury of Scripture. 1 John Chapter 3 1 John 3:1 "Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not." 9 I wrote unto the church: but Diotrephes, who loveth to have the preeminence among them, receiveth us not. Good men will rejoice in the soul prosperity of others; and they are glad to hear of the grace and goodness of others. A rich soul may be lodged in a weak body; and grace must then be exercised in submitting to such a dispensation. Chapter. The hospitality of the Corinthian Gaius named in Rom 16:23 agrees well with what John says of him whom he addresses. (P) Anyone who does what is evil has not seen God. Faithful souls can hear their own praises without being puffed up; the commendation of what is good in them, lays them at the foot of the cross of Christ. The scope is to commend his stedfastness in the faith, and his hospitality, especially to the ministers of Christ. 34 # Deut. «2 John 3 John Jude» 1 » All the Books in the Bible « John Praises Gaius In the opening of the letter, John Not satisfied with that, he even refuses to welcome other believers. 3JN 1:2 Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth. 8 We therefore ought to receive such, that we might be fellowhelpers to the truth. 1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. - The apostle commends Gaius for piety and hospitality. (1-8) Cautions him against siding with Diotrephes, who was a turbulent spirit; but recommends Demetrius as a man of excellent character. 3JN 1:3 For I rejoiced greatly, when the brethren came and testified of the truth that is … 2 Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth. The Book of 3 John, Chapter 1 We hope that you find the content of the Book of 3 John, Chapter 1 from the Douay Rheims Version of the Catholic Bible helpful to your Bible studies and for references which allow you to read the books and individual verses of this chapter. 1 The elder unto the wellbeloved Gaius, whom I love in the truth. 3 John 1:5 The Greek word for brothers and sisters (adelphoi) refers here to believers, both men and women, as part of God’s family. Footnotes. 1:1: The elder unto the wellbeloved Gaius, whom I love in the truth. Gaius for piety and hospitality or a good report in the truth that isin,... 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