Questions tagged [3-john]

A short letter from the "Elder" to "Gaius", part of the NT's Johannine corpus.

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Why did the missionaries not accept financial assistance from the Gentiles?

3 John 1:5 Beloved, it is a faithful thing you do in all your efforts for these brothers, strangers as they are, 6who testified to your love before the church. You will do well to send them on their ...
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How can “the truth itself” speak in 3 John 1:12?

3 John 1:12: Demetrius is well spoken of by everyone--and even by the truth itself. We also speak well of him, and you know that our testimony is true. Was it a person? A document? What was it?
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What else do we know about Diotrephes in 3 John 1:9?

John was the beloved and the most loving disciple. It was not often he said negative things so bluntly. But just before he was imprisoned in Patmos, he really disliked this character Diotrephes in 3 ...
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In 3 John 1:14 who are “the friends”?

CSB 3 John 1:14: Peace to you. The friends send you greetings. Greet the friends by name. mGNT 3 John 1:14: εἰρήνη σοι ἀσπάζονταί σε οἱ φίλοι ἀσπάζου τοὺς φίλους κατ’ ὄνομα What does he mean by "...
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In 3 John 1:14 what does he mean by “greet the friends by name”?

CSB 3 John 1:14: Peace to you. The friends send you greetings. Greet the friends by name. mGNT 3 John 1:14: εἰρήνη σοι ἀσπάζονταί σε οἱ φίλοι ἀσπάζου τοὺς φίλους κατ’ ὄνομα What does he mean by "...
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In 3 John 1:11, in what manner has he who does evil not seen God?

In 3 John 1:11, it is written, 11 Beloved, do not imitate what is evil, but what is good. He who does good is of God, but he who does evil has not seen God. NKJV, 1982 Ἀγαπητὲ, μὴ μιμοῦ τὸ κακὸν, ...
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How to differentiate between message of verse?

I was watching Creflo Dollar's televised sermon and he used this verse to state that it is a message for audiences today, but in context it looks like a greeting: 3 John 1:2 "Beloved, I wish above ...