3 John 1:11

“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.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Beloued, follow not that which is euill, but that which is good. He that doth good, is of God: but hee that doth euill, hath not seene God.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Beloved, do not imitate what is evil, but what is good. The one who does good is of God; the one who does evil has not seen God.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Beloved, imitate not that which is evil, but that which is good. He that doeth good is of God: he that doeth evil hath not seen God.
- American Standard Version (1901)

My loved one, do not be copying what is evil, but what is good. He who does good is of God: he who does evil has not seen God.
- Basic English Bible

Beloved, do not imitate what is evil, but what is good. He that does good is of God. He that does evil has not seen God.
- Darby Bible

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.
- Webster's Bible

My dear friend, do not follow wrong examples, but right ones. He who habitually does what is right is a child of God: he who habitually does what is wrong has not seen God.
- Weymouth Bible

Beloved, don't imitate that which is evil, but that which is good. He who does good is of God. He who does evil hasn't seen God.
- World English Bible

Moost dere brothir, nyle thou sue yuel thing, but that that is good thing. He that doith wel, is of God; he that doith yuel, seeth not God.
- Wycliffe Bible

Beloved, be not thou following that which is evil, but that which is good; he who is doing good, of God he is, and he who is doing evil hath not seen God;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 3 John 1:11


1:11 Follow not that which is evil - In Diotrephes. But that which is good - In Demetrius. He hath not seen God - Is a stranger to him.


People's Bible Notes for 3 John 1:11


3Jo 1:11 Follow not that which is evil. The wicked example of one like Diotrephes.

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