3 John 1:8

“We therefore ought to receive such, that we might be fellowhelpers to the truth.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

We therefore ought to receiue such, that we might be fellow helpers to the trueth.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Therefore we ought to support such men, so that we may be fellow workers with the truth.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

We therefore ought to welcome such, that we may be fellow-workers for the truth.
- American Standard Version (1901)

So it is right for us to take in such men as guests, so that we may take our part in the work of the true faith.
- Basic English Bible

*We* therefore ought to receive such, that we may be fellow-workers with the truth.
- Darby Bible

We therefore ought to receive such, that we may be fellow-helpers to the truth.
- Webster's Bible

It is therefore our duty to show hospitality to such men, so that we may be fellow workers in promoting the truth.
- Weymouth Bible

We therefore ought to receive such, that we may be fellow workers for the truth.
- World English Bible

Therfor we owen to resseyue siche, that we be euen worcheris of treuthe.
- Wycliffe Bible

we, then, ought to receive such, that fellow-workers we may become to the truth.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 3 John 1:8


1:8 To receive - With all kindness. The truth - Which they preach.


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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