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3 John 1:1[edit]

The elder unto the wellbeloved Gaius, whom I love in the truth.

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3 John 1:2[edit]

Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.

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3 John 1:3[edit]

For I rejoiced greatly, when the brethren came and testified of the truth that is in thee, even as thou walkest in the truth.

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3 John 1:4[edit]

I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth.

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3 John 1:5[edit]

Beloved, thou doest faithfully whatsoever thou doest to the brethren, and to strangers;

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3 John 1:6[edit]

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:

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3 John 1:7[edit]

Because that for his name's sake they went forth, taking nothing of the Gentiles.

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3 John 1:8[edit]

We therefore ought to receive such, that we might be fellowhelpers to the truth.

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3 John 1:9[edit]

I wrote unto the church: but Diotrephes, who loveth to have the preeminence among them, receiveth us not.

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3 John 1:10[edit]

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.

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3 John 1:11[edit]

Beloved, follow not that which is evil, but that which is good. He that doeth good is of God: but he that doeth evil hath not seen God.

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3 John 1:12[edit]

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.

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3 John 1:13[edit]

I had many things to write, but I will not with ink and pen write unto thee:

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3 John 1:14[edit]

But I trust I shall shortly see thee, and we shall speak face to face. Peace be to thee. Our friends salute thee. Greet the friends by name.

3 John 1:14 Notes[edit]

Well... That was short. What did we learn from this exactly?