2 Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth. In addition to this one, John wrote two other New Testament letters, a Gospel, and possibly the prophetic book of Revelation.. And the Truth is the Word of God. (Comp. Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive 2nd Person Singular. - Webster's BibleMy dear friend, I pray that you may in all respects prosper and enjoy good health, just as your soul already prospers.- Weymouth BibleBeloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be healthy, even as your soul prospers.- World English BibleMost dere brothir, of alle thingis Y make preyer, that thou entre, and fare welefuly, as thi soule doith welefuli.- Wycliffe Biblebeloved, concerning all things I desire thee to prosper, and to be in health, even as thy soul doth prosper,- Youngs Literal Bible. He that doeth evil hath not seen God.--Comp. Again, as in 2 John, the author refers to himself as the elder. And we also.--St. Share. Book of Third John Overview - Insight for Living Ministries succeed in reaching; figuratively, to succeed in business affairs. Which best represents the problem with the comment? The duty of entertaining Christians on their travels was of peculiar importance in early times, (1) from the length of time which travelling required, (2) from the poverty of the Christians, (3) from the kind of society they would meet at public inns. (2 g.) (12) Demetrius may very likely be the bearer of the Epistle. 2 Peter 1:3-9. Psalm 20:1-5 To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. 4I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth. Titus 3:13, 1Corinthians 16:11.) Around; figuratively with respect to; used in various applications, of place, cause or time. In fact price paid for us by Jesus Christ what we need is have faith in Him only Him. Including all the forms of declension; apparently a primary word; all, any, every, the whole. That we might be fellowhelpers to the truth. But there are bigger issues behind these letters: who has the authority to interpret the true significance of Jesus? The health of the soul came first in the Apostle's mind: when there is that, he can wish for bodily health to support it. You. John adds his own independent testimony as a third, in the most emphatic manner possible. Greet the friends by name. Author: The Book of 3 John does not directly name its author. St. John was evidently expecting in both Letters to set out on the same journey. (2 d.). 3 John 1:2 KJV. John 5:29; John 18:23; Ephesians 5:1; 2Thessalonians 3:7; 2Thessalonians 3:9; Hebrews 13:7; 1Peter 3:10-11; 1John 3:12. spirit, abstractly or concretely. 1700 28th Street SE Grand Rapids, MI 49508. The Third Epistle of John, often referred to as Third John and written 3 John or III John, is the third-to-last book of the New Testament and the Christian Bible as a whole, and attributed to John the Evangelist, traditionally thought to be the author of the Gospel of John and the other two epistles of John. Written by John the Elder to house church believers, 1 John, 2 John, 3 John echo the gospel of John. Even as thou walkest in the truth.--This is an additional evidence from the brethren to show that the presence of the truth in Caius had been practically tested. ), (2 f.) He that doeth good is of God.--Comp. 2 Beloved, I pray that all may go well with you and that you may be in good health, as it goes well with your soul. Then, he appeals for the health of … Even as thy soul prospereth.--The word "prospereth" is literally makes good way, and so links on to the idea of walking, in 3John 1:3-4. 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. From a compound of eu and hodos; to help on the road, i.e. 1:1 Caius was probably that Caius of Corinth whom St. Paul mentions, #Rom 16:23|. 3Jo 1:2 Even as thy soul prospereth. Verse Thoughts. 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. This individual is well-known to the author of 3 John, but it is not so certain whether they had met in person before or not, since the report of Gaius’ conduct toward the brothers is heard second-hand by the author. If so, either he was removed from Achaia into Asia, or St. John sent this letter to Corinth.1:3 For - I know thou usest all thy talents to his glory. Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers, NT Letters: 3 John 1:2 Beloved I pray that you may prosper (3J iiiJ 3Jn iii jn 3 jo) Christian Bible Study Resources, Dictionary, Concordance and Search Tools. 3 John 1:2 Beloved, I wish above all things that you may prosper and be in health, even as your soul prospers. From hugies; to have sound health, i.e. King James Version (KJV). Second, John prays a general blessing. God wants us to believe he wants us to be in good health and our soul prosper but he also want us to have that faith thats going to get us thru when something comes too waiver our faith he only want us to have the grain of a mustard, Most of the time people are more after the material things of this world than the prosperity of their souls. 2Corinthians 8:23; Philippians 1:27; Colossians 4:11; 1Thessalonians 3:2.) (Comp. 3 John 1:2. 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. 8:17; Phil. 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. And to strangers.--According to another reading it is, "And that, strangers," as in 1Corinthians 6:6, Ephesians 2:8, Philippians 1:28. As in all of John’s writings, truth is a central concept in 3 John. From kata and hos; just as, that. KJV: King James Version. From psucho; breath, i.e. The Bible is clear in the fact that we can only prosper and be in good health if our ways PLEASE God and we strive continuously to be like Jesus dying daily pressing towards heaven with all our heart. The Church was that of the place where Caius and Diotrephes lived. a. Verb - Present Infinitive Middle or Passive. a. Beloved, I pray that you may prosper i… 3 John Chapters « Prev; 1; Next » 1 From the Elder: greetings to my dear friend Gaius, whom I love in truth.. 2 My dear friend, I hope everything is going happily with you and that you are as well physically as you are spiritually.. 3 It was a great joy to me when some brothers came and told of your faithfulness to the truth, and of your life in the truth. There was probably every reason why Caius should follow Diotrephes: peace, good-fellowship, the dislike of singularity, popular example, and the indolent indifference which ordinary men feel for truth and right. This may either have been a copy of his Gospel or his First Epistle, or a lost letter of no special importance. 1Corinthians 9:18; 2Corinthians 11:7; 2Corinthians 12:16; 1Thessalonians 2:9.). Yet we are thankful that John was forced to write, so that we have the record of this letter of 3 John. Matthew 10:40. Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper, &c.] Or succeed in all temporal affairs, in the business of life, in which he was; and as success of this sort depends upon the blessing of God, which maketh rich, it is to be wished and prayed for from him: To receive.--In the original there is a play with the word "receiving" in 3John 1:8. The comparative is double--a comparative formed on a comparative; it may be only irregular, an evidence that the writer was not a classical Greek scholar, or it may be for intensity. 3 For c I rejoiced greatly when the brothers 1 came and testified to your truth, as indeed you are walking in the truth. I Timothy 6:5 Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness: from such withdraw thyself. Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth. Read more Share Copy 1The elder unto the wellbeloved Gaius, whom I love in the truth. Interpreting the wish or prayer of 3 John 2 as a promise of “health and wealth” is not in line with what we know about salutations in epistles or, for that matter, with the general tenor of New Testament teaching that a mark of true spirituality is suffering (e.g., Rom. Casteth them out.--Not necessarily formal excommunication; but Diotrephes had so far succeeded in his object that he was able to exclude these better disposed persons from the Christian society of the place. prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth. St. John seems to imply that there was still something which Caius could do for them. And his using this appellation, when writing under the character of the elder, has its peculiar beauty. 2Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth. All, the whole, every kind of. The personal experience of believers would convince them of the truth of the last of the Apostles. His walk, agreeing with the revealed truth of God, showed that God was with him. (Comp. 3 John 1:2. Functional and organic disorder or enervation proportionately lessen the capacity for thought, resolution, and activity. But the difference between right and wrong is eternal and irreconcilable. 3 John 1:2 - NIV. 3 JohnChapter 1. What does 3 John 1:2 mean? ), That we might be fellowhelpers to the truth.--Fellow-helpers with them. I pray that you may prosper in all things . 3 John 1:2. 3 John 1:2 German Bible Alphabetical: all along and as be Beloved Dear enjoy even friend getting go good health I in is just may pray prosper prospers respects soul that well with you your NT Letters: 3 John 1:2 Beloved I pray that you may prosper (3J iiiJ 3Jn iii jn 3 jo) Christian Bible Study Resources, Dictionary, Concordance and Search Tools beloved, concerning all things I desire thee to prosper, and to be in health, even as thy soul doth prosper, 3 John 1:2 Parallel. Loveth to have the preeminence.--Makes it his evil aim to have the whole influence of the community in his own hands. Apostle John was expressing the provision of God for his people.he was simply 'wishing' that we would stand up and posess our good health ,knowing fully well that a healthy body/ is needed for productivity in Life,and you need to be spiritually sound to keep health. Before the church.--That where the Apostle then was, and from which they had probably been sent forth as missionaries, or, at any rate, with some definite religious object. 2. I t is indeed lamentable that this typical farewell message from the apostle John to Gaius the Elder has been picked up and distorted by so many during the last few years. Nothing whatever can be said of Diotrephes, except that his personal ambition led him into the grievous sin of rejecting the authority of the bosom friend of the Saviour; that he talked malignantly against St. John and his friends; that he refused to entertain the emissaries of the Church in which St. John was residing; and that he actually went so far as to eject from the local congregation those who were willing to entertain them. From the base of peran; properly, through, i.e. “Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.” 1John 2:28. I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth. 1:29; 1 Pet. Beloved, I wish above all things that you may prosper and be in health, even as your soul prospers. 3 John 1:2 blessing prayer soul sickness health. 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. Thou is emphatic in the Greek, showing that there were others, like Diotrephes, of whom this could not be said. i think the healthy soul comes before a healthy body the word of god says seek ye first the kingdom of god and all these things shall be added unto you. Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be healthy, even as your soul prospers. (14b) Final blessings. 1John 3:10. The books of 1, 2, and 3 John contain letters filled with theology and wisdom for Christian living. 3 John 1:2 - NIV. It sounds as if Gaius, to whom John addressed this little letter, was a dearly beloved disciple of the Lord Jesus. Prating.--Idle slander; the moths that are always attracted to "the fierce light that beats about a throne." Verb - Present Indicative Middle or Passive - 3rd Person Singular. 3 For I rejoiced greatly, when the brethren came and testified of the truth that is in thee, even as thou walkest in the truth. 3 John 2Open menuKing James VersionOpen menu. (5) Thou doest faithfully--i.e., worthily of a faithful man, consistently with the Christian character. Whatsoever thou doest.--Done from right motives, as unto Christ. 3For I rejoiced greatly, when the brethren came and testified of the truth that is in thee, even as thou walkest in the truth. Acts 4:13.). We have everything let us not worry about tomorrow. 3 John Greeting. (2 b.) Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper, &c.] Or succeed in all temporal affairs, in the business of life, in which he was; and as success of this sort depends upon the blessing of God, which maketh rich, it is to be wished and prayed for from him: and be in health; Read full chapter Acts 5:41; Acts 15:40; Romans 1:6; James 2:7. (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. Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative 2nd Person Singular. ), Verb - Present Indicative Middle or Passive - 1st Person Singular. They emphasize that God is light and love and every true believer will demonstrate God's light and love. 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. Prosperity here is mental health and general well being. The duty is enforced in Romans 12:13; 1Timothy 3:2; Titus 1:8; Hebrews 13:2; 1Peter 4:9. Of the truth itself.--Christ dwelling in him manifested His presence as the Way, the Truth, and the Life in new virtues for every circumstance that arose in the career of Demetrius. First John is a pastoral essay for a community experiencing spiritual confusion; Second John is a warning about false teaching; and Third John is a letter about hospitality. Clarke's 3-john 1:2 Bible Commentary I wish above all things - Περι παντων ευχομαι· Above all things I pray that thou mayest prosper, and be in health, και ὑγιαινειν· to which one MS. adds εν αληθεια, which gives it a different meaning, viz., that thou mayest be sound in the truth. Hence there must have been some kind of missionary character in their journey. He mentions it in verses 1, 3 (twice), 4, 8, and 12, plus the world “true” in verse 12. (Comp. Those who try to work alone lose the mighty force of sympathy, are sure to make mistakes, cannot help arousing opposition, and run the risk of nursing in their own souls an unsuspected spirit of self-will, self-confidence, and spiritual pride. The addressee’s name, Gaius, was a very common one in the Roman Empire and it is highly unlikely that the person addressed here is the same Gaius associated with Paul (Rom 16:23; 1 Cor. ), Of the Gentiles.--Probably the heathens among whom they were preaching. To hear that my children walk in the truth - Caius probably was converted by St. Paul. Yes i believe. (Comp. Shalom. (7) Because that for his name's sake they went forth.--Their object was the highest possible--the glory of God's name. Therefore when St. John speaks of him. Be in health.--An ascetic would be surprised that one of the greatest of the Apostles should be so earnest on such a point. For I rejoiced greatly when brethren came and testified of the truth that isin you, just as you walk in the truth. (Comp. Those who do not care to help the good works of others are at best cold Christians, feeble believers; they fail in the great critical testing virtue of Christian love; they limit the operation of God, who has chosen to work by human means; they hinder the spread of the gospel, and delay the second coming of Christ. The truth that is in thee.--The inward presence of Christ, manifested by the Christian life and consistency of Caius. with other believers, as his children, it may be considered as the tender style of paternal love, whoever were the instruments of their conversion. He was a leader in the early church, and he probably wrote his documents after most of the other New Testament books were already written. . "For" introduces the reason of the high praise in 3John 1:2. 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. 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. So the two can actually work together. So if I read carefully just now . 5Beloved, thou doest faithfully whatsoever thou doest to the brethren, and to strangers; Beloued, I wish aboue all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, euen as thy soule prospereth.- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible ScanBeloved, I pray that in all respects you may prosper and be in good health, just as your soul prospers.- New American Standard Version (1995)Beloved, I pray that in all things thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.- American Standard Version (1901)My loved one, it is my prayer that you may do well in all things, and be healthy in body, even as your soul does well.- Basic English BibleBeloved, I desire that in all things thou shouldest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospers.- Darby BibleBeloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth. Share. But the better a man's health, the more thoroughly he can do the work of God. From settled churches, or wealthy Christians of long standing, there would be nothing inimical to the interests of the message in receiving material support. John 19:25; John 21:24. "Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers" (3 John 2). [⇑ See verse text ⇑] Three times, John uses the theme of "goodness" or "wellness." 3475 Mainway PO Box 5070, STN LCD 1 Burlington, ON L7R 3Y8. After a godly sort.--Rather, worthily of God. 3 John 2 2 Beloved, I pray that all may go well with you and that you may be in good health, as it goes well with your soul. 4:1). 1 Peter 4:8 And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves: for charity shall cover the multitude of sins. Beloved, I pray that all may go well with you and that you may be in good health, as it goes well with your soul. As we’ve seen, John’s greatest joy was to hear of his spiritual children walking in the truth. Whatever form (it is hinted that the form would be various) the activity of Caius might take, so high was the Apostle's opinion of his character, that he was sure it would be done wisely and well. Our soul is our emotions and reacts to what the spirit tell us. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou. 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. Of all men.--All Christians who knew him. 1John 2:3; 1John 3:6; 1John 3:10; 1John 4:2-4; 1John 4:6; 1John 4:8; 1John 5:19. 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.". (Comp. According to the manner in which, in the degree that, just as, as. (9) I wrote unto the church.--"I wrote somewhat unto the Church." (4) I have no greater joy.--This is a general statement arising out of the particular instance. (Comp. I believe God speak to john to tell us how he care for us.. Let 's know the Truth to be set free. Peace to you. . 3 John 2; What is the Meaning? So this scripture in 1 john 3 regarding his wish that our health just as our soul prospers. 1 The elder unto the wellbeloved Gaius, whom I love in the truth. Read 3 John 1 online (KJV) 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. Read Full Chapter. Watch our overview video on the letters of John, which breaks down the literary design of the book and its flow of thought. Middle voice of a primary verb; to wish; by implication, to pray to God. (3) I rejoiced greatly.--Compare 2John 1:4. Because that for his name's sake they went forth. It may be translated, "Thou doest a faithful work in whatsoever. Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers. 3 John 1:2(NASB) Picture courtesy of Good News Productions International and College Press Publishing. Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers. I had many things to write: We can sympathize with John's preference for personal, face to face communication rather than the writing of letters. 3.1.2). Read 3 John 1 online (ESV) 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. 2 Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth. 1Peter 2:14-15; 1Peter 2:20; 1Peter 3:6; 1Peter 3:17.). 1 a The elder to the beloved Gaius, b whom I love in truth. Yemisi on 3 John 1:2 Apostle John was expressing the provision of God for his people.he was simply 'wishing' that we would stand up and posess our good health ,knowing fully well that a healthy body/ is needed for productivity in Life,and you need to be spiritually sound to keep health. (2 c.) (8) We therefore.--In contrast to the heathens. The truth that is in thee - The true faith and love.1:4 I have no greater joy than this - Such is the spirit of every true Christian pastor. My children means the members of the churches specially under the care of St. John. (10) If I come.--Comp. (Comp. "If thou bring forward" is in the Greek in the past; "when thou hast sent them on, it will be a good work.". Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth. Our friends greet you. 3 John 1 - The elder, To my dear friend Gaius, whom I love in the truth. Among those who were hearing for the first time, it would be highly prejudicial if there were any appearance of selling the truth. The tradition from the earliest days of the church has been that the apostle John is the author. First is general encouragement; the same phrase which starts this verse was used to introduce Gaius in 3 John 1:1. Read Introduction to 3 John “Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers.” Beloved, John calls Gaius “beloved” for the second time in two short verses. 3 John 1:2 blessing prayer soul sickness health. .". 1:14; Acts 19:29, 20:4). Be well; figuratively, to be uncorrupt. 3 John 1:2 King James Version (KJV) 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. Irenaeus says that John, the disciple of the Lord who was with Jesus in the upper room, wrote the gospel of John while living in Ephesus (Haer. There is a similar comparative in Ephesians 3:8, where the force is evidently intensive. The principle of co-operation was one of the earliest and leading ideas of the kingdom of Christ. "Doeth good" includes all practical virtue. To pray, wish. 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