3 John 1:5

“Beloved, thou doest faithfully whatsoever thou doest to the brethren, and to strangers;”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Beloued, thou doest faithfully whatsoeuer thou doest to the Brethren, and to strangers:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Beloved, you are acting faithfully in whatever you accomplish for the brethren, and especially {when they are} strangers;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Beloved, thou doest a faithful work in whatsoever thou doest toward them that are brethren and strangers withal;
- American Standard Version (1901)

My loved one, you are doing a good work in being kind to those brothers who come from other places;
- Basic English Bible

Beloved, thou doest faithfully [in] whatever thou mayest have wrought towards the brethren and that strangers,
- Darby Bible

Beloved, thou doest faithfully whatever thou doest to the brethren, and to strangers;
- Webster's Bible

My dear friend, you are acting faithfully in all your behaviour towards the brethren, even when they are strangers to you.
- Weymouth Bible

Beloved, you do a faithful work in whatever you accomplish for those who are brothers and strangers.
- World English Bible

Most dere brother, thou doist feithfuli, what euer thou worchist in britheren, and that in to pilgrymys,
- Wycliffe Bible

Beloved, faithfully dost thou do whatever thou mayest work to the brethren and to the strangers,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 3 John 1:5


1:5 Faithfully - Uprightly and sincerely.


People's Bible Notes for 3 John 1:5


3Jo 1:5 Thou doest faithfully. In his kindness to brethren and strangers. In those early ages hospitality to the saints sent on evangelistic missions, and especially to persecuted saints driven from home, was a very important duty.

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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