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 for 3 John 1:2

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 for 3 John 1:2

Wesley's Notes for 3 John 1:2

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.

1:3 For - I know thou usest all thy talents to his glory. The truth that is in thee - The true faith and love.

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 1:2

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 1:2

  • D W L on 3 John 1:2
    I Timothy 6:5 Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness: from such withdraw thyself.

    6:6 But godliness with contentment is great gain.
  • Millie Armiger Johnson on 3 John 1:2
    So this scripture in 1 john 3 regarding his wish that our health just as our soul prospers. So if I read carefully just now . Our soul is our emotions and reacts to what the spirit tell us. So the two can actually work together.
  • Richard on 3 John 1:2
    The Bible is clear in the fact that we can only prosper and be in good health if our ways PLEASE God and we strive continuously to be like Jesus dying daily pressing towards heaven with all our heart.

    John 15:7

    If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you.

    King James Bible: If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.

    Christian Standard Bible: If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you want and it will be done for you.

    SO, if your lifestyle pleases God and you live 24/7 for God and you seek first the kingdom of God (matthew 6:33) then above ALL things you will prosper and be in good health. God cannot work with someone luke warm, he will vomit them from him (Revelation 3:16)
  • Cecilia on 3 John 1:2
    i think the healthy soul comes before a healthy body the word of god says seek ye first the kingdom of god and all these things shall be added unto you
  • Mandla on 3 John 1:2
    In fact price paid for us by Jesus Christ what we need is have faith in Him only Him. We have everything let us not worry about tomorrow.
  • Akwai Emmanuel. on 3 John 1:2
    I believe God speak to john to tell us how he care for us..
  • Jacobs Wandola on 3 John 1:2
    Let 's know the Truth to be set free. And the Truth is the Word of God.
  • Yemisi on 3 John 1:2
    Apostle John was expressing the provision of God for his people.he was simply 'wishing' that we would stand up and posess our good health ,knowing fully well that a healthy body/ is needed for productivity in Life,and you need to be spiritually sound to keep health. Shalom.
  • Rosie. Westbrook on 3 John 1:2
    Yes i believe. God wants us to believe he wants us to be in good health and our soul prosper but he also want us to have that faith thats going to get us thru when something comes too waiver our faith he only want us to have the grain of a mustard
  • Samson on 3 John 1:2
    Most of the time people are more after the material things of this world than the prosperity of their souls


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