3 John 1:4

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

I haue no greater ioy, then to heare that my children walke in truth.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

I have no greater joy than this, to hear of my children walking in the truth.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Greater joy have I none than this, to hear of my children walking in the truth.
- American Standard Version (1901)

I have no greater joy than to have news that my children are walking in the true way.
- Basic English Bible

I have no greater joy than these things that I hear of my children walking in the truth.
- Darby Bible

I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth.
- Webster's Bible

I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are living in obedience to the truth.
- Weymouth Bible

I have no greater joy than this, to hear about my children walking in truth.
- World English Bible

Y haue not more grace of these thingis, than that Y here that my sones walke in treuthe.
- Wycliffe Bible

greater than these things I have no joy, that I may hear of my children in truth walking.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 3 John 1:4


1:4 I have no greater joy than this - Such is the spirit of every true Christian pastor. To hear that my children walk in the truth - Caius probably was converted by St. Paul. Therefore when St. John speaks of him. with other believers, as his children, it may be considered as the tender style of paternal love, whoever were the instruments of their conversion. And his using this appellation, when writing under the character of the elder, has its peculiar beauty.


People's Bible Notes for 3 John 1:4


3Jo 1:4 I have no greater joy. That which gave him the greatest joy was to know that the saints walked in the truth. My children. The aged John was wont to call the saints his children. See 1Jo 2:1,12,18,28 4:4 5:21.

Discussion for 3 John 1

  • Irene123
    To MZ Doris - I like what you said about 3rd JOHN 1 a yr. ago.
  • BSP
    Diotrephes was ambitous. He wanted the first place and this caused him to reject authority and counsel.
  • GeraldineCole
    Praise the Lord Jesus he is so Good to us All. Amen
  • Ronney Weaks
    1st cornthian 2:10
    For the Holy Ghost search all things,
    Thank God that he see everything.
  • Jose Santisreban
    AMEN! All Praise Be To God!
  • 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

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