The personal experience of believers would convince them of the truth of the last of the Apostles. "Doeth good" includes all practical virtue. Whom if thou bring forward.--Perhaps while they were still staying with Caius, the emissaries sent back a report to the church whence they came. And ye know that our record is true.--There is no arrogance or egotism in this: it is solely the appeal to the loyal fidelity of Caius--to the simplicity of Christ's gospel as set forth by John in accordance with the other Apostles. Be well; figuratively, to be uncorrupt. Thou is emphatic in the Greek, showing that there were others, like Diotrephes, of whom this could not be said.

From the base of peran; properly, through, i.e. 2 Dear friend, I pray that you may enjoy good health and that all may go well with you, even as your soul is getting along well. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou. To receive.--In the original there is a play with the word "receiving" in 3John 1:8. It also sounds as if Gaius had a physical disability or some health problems, for in his initial salutation John expresses a certain concern by saying: Beloved, I pray that in all respects you may prosper and be in good health – just as your soul prospers. We may conjecture that, on account of the loyalty of Caius to St. John, there was so little intercourse between him and Diotrephes, that he would not even hear that St. John had written; that the greater part of the people of the place adhered for the present to Diotrephes, so that in addressing Caius St. John calls them "the church," and "them;" and, from 3John 1:11, that even now St. John did not think it superfluous to urge Caius not to follow the example of Diotrephes or submit to his influence. John makes no secret of his love and respect for this man, whom he admits to “love in truth”, for it appears that his whole life was dedicated to the Lord, and Gaius must have been a wonderful testimony of a godly man, who walked in grace and love, for we read that his “soul prospered”. "For" introduces the reason of the high praise in 3John 1:2. John adds his own independent testimony as a third, in the most emphatic manner possible. (Comp.

https://www.insight.org/resources/bible/the-general-epistles/third-john Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive 2nd Person Singular. Psalm 20:1-5 The LORD hear you in the day of trouble; the name of the God of Jacob defend you... Philippians 2:4,27 Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others... 3 John 1:3-6 For I rejoiced greatly, when the brothers came and testified of the truth that is in you, even as you walk in the truth... Colossians 1:4-6 Since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus, and of the love which you have to all the saints... 1 Thessalonians 1:3-10 Remembering without ceasing your work of faith, and labor of love, and patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ... 1 Thessalonians 2:13,14,19,20 For this cause also thank we God without ceasing, because, when you received the word of God which you heard of us... 1 Thessalonians 3:6-9 But now when Timotheus came from you to us, and brought us good tidings of your faith and charity... 2 Thessalonians 1:3 We are bound to thank God always for you, brothers, as it is meet, because that your faith grows exceedingly... 2 Thessalonians 2:13 But we are bound to give thanks always to God for you, brothers beloved of the Lord... Philemon 1:5-7 Hearing of your love and faith, which you have toward the Lord Jesus, and toward all saints... 2 Peter 1:3-9 According as his divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness... 2 Peter 3:18 But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

It sounds as if Gaius, to whom John addressed this little letter, was a dearly beloved disciple of the Lord Jesus. Read full chapter Clarke's Commentary on the Bible. Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers.

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"If thou bring forward" is in the Greek in the past; "when thou hast sent them on, it will be a good work.".

Commentary. Either way, the strangers would be Christians; but, according to the reading in the text, the brethren would be more or less acquaintances of their host. May we behave as he did, no matter what physical problems we may encounter, for although this dearly beloved elder had an obvious disability, he was a worthy example of godly saint, who lived a life that was pleasing to the Lord, and for His greater praise and glory.

According to the manner in which, in the degree that, just as, as. Good News Productions International and College Press Publishing. (Comp.

The author describes himself as "Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ" (i.

Prosperity in secular affairs. ), Verb - Present Indicative Middle or Passive - 1st Person Singular.

(2 e.) (11) Follow not that which is evil.--One of those simple exhortations so characteristic of St. John, which derive an intense meaning from the circumstances and the context. The intense spiritual affectionateness of the Apostle of love might be easily misunderstood by an unconverted pretender; but it is needless to imagine the groundless babble of a tyrannical upstart. Thank You for the privilege of prayer.. so that we may approach Your throne of grace for help in time of sickness and need. James 5:12 But above all things, my brethren, swear not, neither by heaven, neither by the earth, neither by any other oath: but let your yea be yea; and your nay, nay; lest ye fall into condemnation. Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative 2nd Person Singular. The prayer of St. John for Caius includes three particulars: 3. St. John was evidently expecting in both Letters to set out on the same journey.

Sickness may be allowed to chasten the erring or rebellious heart, but a Christian whose faith is firm and character established, can ill afford to despise the inestimable blessing of a sound body. Loveth to have the preeminence.--Makes it his evil aim to have the whole influence of the community in his own hands. 3 John 1:2 Dear friend, I pray that you may enjoy good health and that all may go well with you, even as your soul is getting along well.

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Verb - Present Indicative Middle or Passive - 3rd Person Singular. The principle of co-operation was one of the earliest and leading ideas of the kingdom of Christ. The truth that is in thee.--The inward presence of Christ, manifested by the Christian life and consistency of Caius. It would imply journey money, provisions, love, care, encouragement, prayer, a humble and reasonable imitation of God's providence to Caius, proportional to his means, the occasion, and the recipients. 1John 2:28. Such teaching is false and biblically incorrect. The LORD hear thee in the day of trouble; the name of the God of Jacob defend thee; …, Philippians 2:4,27 Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others…, 3 John 1:3-6 For I rejoiced greatly, when the brethren came and testified of the truth that is in thee, even as thou walkest in the truth…, Colossians 1:4-6 Since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus, and of the love which ye have to all the saints, …, 1 Thessalonians 1:3-10 Remembering without ceasing your work of faith, and labour of love, and patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ, in the sight of God and our Father; …, Above all things.--This may mean "in all things.". The external evidence for its authenticity is strong, and stronger than that for any other Catholic Epistle except 1 John.

1 Peter 4:8 And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves: for charity shall cover the multitude of sins. Functional and organic disorder or enervation proportionately lessen the capacity for thought, resolution, and activity.

(3) I rejoiced greatly.--Compare 2John 1:4. (Comp.