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

  • BSP
    Verse 4: Parents want their children to walk in the truth and do what is right. This takes hard work on the parents part in order to instill Bible principles in their children at a young age.
  • Tikki
    I find it interesting that John referred to himself as an "elder".
    In the book of revelation the "elders" who were in heaven (spiritual realm-Rev 1:10). Ended up having to cast their crowns down at the feet of him who was worthy (Jesus-Rev 4:10)
    The apostle Paul was the greatest apostle, due to the fact that he received the good news via the spirit of truth , by revelation (Gal 1:12).
  • Brian
    Insight this just sounds like it was Diotrephes that did not receive John's words, not the church. He was on a power trip and considered it HIS church the way it appears. He was apparently out of control in many things (verse 10). I'm guessing John set things straight when he got there (verse 14).
  • Insight777
    V9- the church would not receive Apostle John. They did not want to listen to John and responded with malice towards the truth of Jesus that John preached. John said he would remember this excommunication V10. John said follow good not evil. Could this be an inferior church that Paul established? Paul said his church was considered inferior because he caught his followers with guile (evil).
  • A disciple
    Insight; When I read this, I'm stunned that someone pretending Christianity could be so out of mind and without a conscience, to dare to do this to the very Apostles themselves! But having gone through something similar myself, I can say; I know the kind John writes about: and it isn't something that just recently showed up in the world. How does anyone in any age make himself God's mortal enemy?
  • Insight777
    V10 is important. What church has the right to cast out anyone! If a follower of Jesus, no one is denied the right to speak the gospel or listen to others that have a different interpretation of Bible parables. Jesus died because of blasphemy. He was cast out being denied the freedom of speech. Listen to each other respectfully to discern what the correct Bible symbolism is and find truth. Love is

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