3 John 1:1

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

The Elder vnto the welbeloued Gaius, whom I loue in the trueth:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

The elder to the beloved Gaius, whom I love in truth.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

The elder unto Gaius the beloved, whom I love in truth.
- American Standard Version (1901)

I, a ruler in the church, send word to the well loved Gaius, for whom I have true love.
- Basic English Bible

The elder to the beloved Gaius, whom I love in truth.
- Darby Bible

The elder to the well-beloved Gaius, whom I love in truth.
- Webster's Bible

The Elder to his dear friend Gaius. Truly I love you.
- Weymouth Bible

The elder to Gaius the beloved, whom I love in truth.
- World English Bible

The eldere man to Gayus, most dere brother, whom Y loue in treuthe.
- Wycliffe Bible

The Elder to Gaius the beloved, whom I love in truth!
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 3 John 1:1


1:1 Caius was probably that Caius of Corinth whom St. Paul mentions, #Rom 16:23|. If so, either he was removed from Achaia into Asia, or St. John sent this letter to Corinth.


People's Bible Notes for 3 John 1:1


3Jo 1:1 SUMMARY OF III JOHN: Gaius Commended. His Hospitality. His Treatment of Visiting Brethren. The Wicked Conduct of Diotrephes. The Good Report of Demetrius. Benediction. The elder. See PNT "2Jo 1:1". Unto the well-beloved Gaius. This name is mentioned in Ac 19:29 20:4 Ro 16:23 1Co 1:14 The hospitality of the Corinthian Gaius named in Romans agrees well with what John says of him whom he addresses.

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!
  • 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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