3 John 1:2

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Beloued, I wish aboue all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, euen as thy soule prospereth.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Beloved, I pray that in all respects you may prosper and be in good health, just as your soul prospers.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Beloved, I pray that in all things thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.
- American Standard Version (1901)

My loved one, it is my prayer that you may do well in all things, and be healthy in body, even as your soul does well.
- Basic English Bible

Beloved, I desire that in all things thou shouldest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospers.
- Darby Bible

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

My dear friend, I pray that you may in all respects prosper and enjoy good health, just as your soul already prospers.
- Weymouth Bible

Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be healthy, even as your soul prospers.
- World English Bible

Most dere brothir, of alle thingis Y make preyer, that thou entre, and fare welefuly, as thi soule doith welefuli.
- Wycliffe Bible

beloved, concerning all things I desire thee to prosper, and to be in health, even as thy soul doth prosper,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for 3 John 1:2


3Jo 1:2 Even as thy soul prospereth. He wishes Gaius all good things, but most of all prosperity of soul.

Discussion for 3 John 1

  • Jose Santisreban
    AMEN! All Praise Be To God!
  • Lucinda Palestrant
    1-4John wishes for them God's blessings.John saw the truth in the brethren he rejoiced.V5Whatsoever a true believer does in faith for the brethren or a stranger is charitable/a gift.Note "whatsoever"meaning all things done;teaching, helping, giving,preaching,etc.V7For his name sake take nothing for sharing God's word.(only a hireling would ask for $$$)A charitable heart would ache for the lost.
  • Jos Wells for verse 2
    As God's children, He expects of us to prosper and to be in good health as the scripture righty said.because the God's word is His Will for His children. But it is important to note that, our psysical prosperity in this world depends on our spiritual prosperity that is the prosperity of the soul. We must therefore make every concious effort to make our soul which comprises our will, emotions, mind, and feelings to conform to God's word. We can't live our lives anyhow and expect God to prosper us. By this way, our prosperity is garanteed
  • BLESSED
    IF YOU BELIEVE IN JESUS CHRIST AS THE SON OF GOD AND GET FILLED WITH THE HOLY GHOST YOU WILL KNOW WHAT IT IS TO SEE GOD LEAN NOT UNTO YOUR OWN UNDERSTANDING IN ALL THY WAYS ACKNOWLEDGE GOD THE HOLY GHOST TEACHES ALL THINGS OF GOD
  • The Lord through the Holy Ghost is simple saying that his got two wishes for us -1 THAT WE PROSPER 2 BE IN GOOD HEALTH AS OUR SOULS PROSPER... THIS TWO ARE HIS GREATEST WISHES FOR HIS CHURCH --TO PROSPER AND BE IN GOOD HEALTH.... THAT 'S ALL THE GOSPEL. TO PROSPER AND IN BE IN GOOD HEALTH AS OUR SOULS PROSPERS!!I LOVE -HE WANT US TO OUR POCKETS WALLETS BANK ACCOUNTS TO FILLED WITH THE BEST OF THE LAND AND FOR NO TO BARREN NO FEBLE UPON HIS PEOPLE JUST LIKE THE CHURCH IN THE WILDERNESS!
  • Mz Doris
    In summary, we believers should always stand on "truth " which comes from the Word of God. We should never think of ourselves as superior because there is only one superior authority which is God. We should not become one using a lot of words that attack the "true Word " and not living according to the love Jesus shown us when he presented himself as propitiation for our sin. We should be willing to accept all that repent into fellowship not withholding God 's Love nor God 's Truth.

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