3 John 1:3

“For I rejoiced greatly, when the brethren came and testified of the truth that is in thee, even as thou walkest in the truth.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For I reioyced greatly when the brethren came and testified of the truth that is in thee, euen as thou walkest in the trueth.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For I was very glad when brethren came and testified to your truth, {that is,} how you are walking in truth.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For I rejoiced greatly, when brethren came and bare witness unto thy truth, even as thou walkest in truth.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For it gave me great joy when some of the brothers came and gave witness that you had the true faith and were walking in the true way.
- Basic English Bible

For I rejoiced exceedingly when [the] brethren came and bore testimony to thy [holding fast the] truth, even as *thou* walkest in truth.
- Darby Bible

For I rejoiced greatly, when the brethren came and testified of the truth that is in thee, even as thou walkest in the truth.
- Webster's Bible

For it is an intense joy to me when brethren come and bear witness to your fidelity to the truth--that you live in obedience to the truth.
- Weymouth Bible

For I rejoiced greatly, when brothers came and testified about your truth, even as you walk in truth.
- World English Bible

Y ioyede greetli, for britheren camen, and baren witnessing to thi treuthe, `as thou walkist in treuthe.
- Wycliffe Bible

for I rejoiced exceedingly, brethren coming and testifying of the truth in thee, even as thou in truth dost walk;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 3 John 1:3


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


People's Bible Notes for 3 John 1:3


3Jo 1:3 For I rejoiced greatly. Certain brethren had been where Gaius lived, had enjoyed his hospitality and had spoken well of him to John on their return.

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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