3 John 1:12

“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.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Demetrius hath good report of all men, and of the trueth it selfe: yea, and we also beare record, and ye know that our record is true.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Demetrius has received a {good} testimony from everyone, and from the truth itself; and we add our testimony, and you know that our testimony is true.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Demetrius hath the witness of all `men', and of the truth itself: yea, we also bear witness: and thou knowest that our witness is true.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Demetrius has the approval of all men and of what is true: and we give the same witness, and you are certain that our witness is true.
- Basic English Bible

Demetrius has witness borne to him by all, and by the truth itself; and *we* also bear witness, and thou knowest that our witness is true.
- Darby Bible

Demetrius hath good report by all men, and by the truth itself: and we also bear testimony; and ye know that our testimony is true.
- Webster's Bible

The character of Demetrius has the approval of all men, and of the truth itself. We also express our approval of it, and you know that we only give our approval to that which is true.
- Weymouth Bible

Demetrius has the testimony of all, and of the truth itself; yes, we also testify, and you know that our testimony is true.
- World English Bible

Witnessing is yoldun to Demetrie of alle men, and of treuthe it silf; but also we beren witnessing, and thou knowist, that oure witnessing is trewe.
- Wycliffe Bible

to Demetrius testimony hath been given by all, and by the truth itself, and we also -- we do testify, and ye have known that our testimony is true.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 3 John 1:12


1:12 And from the truth itself - That is, what they testify is the very truth. Yea, we also bear testimony - I and they that are with me.


People's Bible Notes for 3 John 1:12


3Jo 1:12 Demetrius hath good report by all [men]. Of this Demetrius we know nothing more. Perhaps he was a member of the same church as Diotrephes, whose example is contrasted.

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