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3 John 1:3

    3 John 1:3 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    For I rejoiced greatly, when the brothers came and testified of the truth that is in you, even as you walk in the truth.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    For I rejoiced greatly, when brethren came and bare witness unto thy truth, even as thou walkest in truth.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    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.

    Webster's Revision

    For I rejoiced greatly, when brethren came and bare witness unto thy truth, even as thou walkest in truth.

    World English Bible

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

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    For I rejoiced greatly, when brethren came and bare witness unto thy truth, even as thou walkest in truth.

    Clarke's Commentary on 3 John 1:3

    When the brethren came - Probably the same of whom he speaks in the fifth (3 John 1:5) and following verses, and who appear to have been itinerant evangelists.

    The truth that is in thee - The soundness of thy faith and the depth of thy religion.

    Barnes' Notes on 3 John 1:3

    For I rejoiced greatly when the brethren came - Who these were is not certainly known. They may have been members of the same church with Gaius, who, for some reason, had visited the writer of this Epistle; or they may have been the "brethren" who had gone from him with a letter of commendation to the church, 3 John 1:9, and had been rejected by the church through the influence of Diotrephes, and who, after having been hospitably entertained by Gaius, had again returned to the writer of this Epistle. In that case, they would of course bear honorable testimony to the kindness which they had received from Gaius, and to his Christian character.

    And testified of the truth that is in thee - That you adhere steadfastly to the truth, notwithstanding the fact that errors abound, and that there are many false teachers in the world.

    Even as thou walkest in the truth - Livest in accordance with the truth. The writer had made the same remark of the children of Cyria, to whom the second Epistle was directed. See the notes at 2 John 1:4.

    Wesley's Notes on 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.