3 John: Chapter 01

The Third Epistle of John. The 1st Chapter
Ver.
Wycliffe (1382/95)
Tyndale (1526)
Geneva (1560)
King James (1611)
1:1 The elder man to Gaius, most dear, whom I love in truth. The senior unto the beloved gaius, whom I love in the truth. The Elder unto the beloved Gaius, whom I love in the truth. The Elder unto the wellbeloved Gaius, whom I love in the truth:
1:2 Most dear, of all things I make prayer, that thou enter, and fare wellsomely, as thy soul fareth wellsomely. Wellbeloved I wish in all things that thou prosperedst and faredst well, even as thy soul prospereth. Beloved, I wish chiefly that thou prosperedst & faredst well, as thy soul prospereth. Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.
1:3 I joyed full greatly, for brethren came, and bare witnessing to thy truth, as thou walkest in truth. I rejoiced greatly when the brethren came and testified of the truth that is in thee, how thou in truth walkest. For I rejoiced greatly when the brethren came, and testified of the truth that is in thee, how thou walkest in the truth. For I rejoiced greatly when the brethren came and testified of the truth that is in thee, even as thou walkest in the truth.
1:4 I have not more grace of these things, than that I hear that my sons walk in truth. I have no greater joy than for to hear how that my sons walk in verity. I have no greater joy than this, that is, to hear that my sons walk in verity. I have no greater joy, than to hear that my children walk in truth.
1:5 Most dear, thou doest faithfully, whatever thou workest into brethren, and that into pilgrims, Dearly beloved thou doest faithfully whatsoever thou doest to the brethren, and to strangers, Beloved, thou doest faithfully whatsoever thou doest to the brethren, & to strangers, Beloved, thou doest faithfully whatsoever thou doest to the Brethren, and to strangers:
1:6 which yielded witnessing to thy charity, in the sight of the church; whom thou leadest forth, and doest well-worthily to God. which bare witness of thy love before all the congregation. Which brethren when thou bringest forwards on their journey (as it beseemeth God) thou shalt do well: Which bare witness of thy love before the Churches. Whom if thou bringest of their journey as it beseemeth according to God, thou shalt do well, Which have borne witness of thy charity before the Church: whom if thou bring forward on their journey after a godly sort, thou shalt do well:
1:7 Soothly for his name they went forth, nothing taking of heathen men. because that for his name’s sake they went forth, and took nothing of the gentiles. Because that for his Name’s sake they went forth, and took nothing of the Gentiles. Because that for his Name’s sake they went forth, taking nothing of the Gentiles.
1:8 Therefore we owe to receive such, that we be even-workers of truth. We therefore ought to receive such, that we also might be helpers to the truth. We therefore ought to receive such, that we might be helpers to the truth. We therefore ought to receive such, that we might be fellow helpers to the truth.
1:9 I had written peradventure to the church, but this Diotrephes, that loveth for to bear primacy in them, receiveth not us. I wrote unto the congregation: but Diotrephes which loveth to have the preeminence among them, receiveth us not, I wrote unto the Church: but Diotrephes which loveth to have the preeminence among them, receiveth us not. I wrote unto the Church, but Diotrephes, who loveth to have the preeminence among them, receiveth us not.
1:10 For this thing, if I shall come, I shall admonish his works, which he doeth, garring against us with evil words. And as if these things suffice not to him, neither he receiveth brethren, and forbiddeth them that receive, and casteth out of the church. wherefore if I come I will declare his deeds which he doeth jesting on us with malicious words, neither is therewith content. Not only he himself receiveth not the brethren: but also he forbiddeth them that would, and thrusteth them out of the congregation. Wherefore if I come, I will declare his deeds which he doeth, prattling against us with malicious words, and not therewith content, neither he himself receiveth the brethren, but forbiddeth them that would, and thrusteth them out of the Church. Wherefore if I come, I will remember his deeds which he doeth, prating against us with malicious words: and not content therewith, neither doth he himself receive the brethren, and forbiddeth them that would, and casteth them out of the Church.
1:11 Most dear, do not thou follow evil thing, but that that is good thing. He that doeth well, is of God; he that doeth evil, seeth not God. Dearly beloved counterfeit not that which is evil, but that which is good: He that doeth well is of God: but he that doeth evil seeth not God. Beloved, follow not that which is evil, but that which is good: he that doeth well, is of God: but he that doeth evil, hath not seen God. Beloved, follow not that which is evil, but that which is good. He that doeth good, is of God: but he that doeth evil, hath not seen God.
1:12 Witnessing is yielded to Demetrius of all men, and of truth itself; but also we bear witnessing, and thou knowest, that our witnessing is true. Demetrius hath good report of all men, and of the truth. Yea and we ourselves also bear record, and ye know that our record is true. Demetrius hath good report of all men, and of the truth itself: yea, and we ourselves bear record, and ye know that our record is true. Demetrius hath good report of all men, and of the truth itself: yea, and we also bear record, and ye know that our record is true.
1:13 I had many things to write to thee, but I would not write to thee by ink and pen. I have many things to write: But I will not with pen and ink write unto thee. I have many things to write: but I will not with ink and pen write unto thee. I had many things to write, but I will not with ink and pen write unto thee.
1:14 For I hope soon to see thee, and we shall speak mouth to mouth. Peace be to thee. Friends greet thee well. Greet thou well friends by name. For I trust I shall speak mouth to mouth. Peace be with thee. The lovers salute thee. Greet the lovers by name. For I trust I shall shortly see thee, and we shall speak mouth to mouth. Peace be with thee. The friends salute thee. Greet the friends by name. But I trust I shall shortly see thee, and we shall speak face to face. Peace be to thee. Our friends salute thee. Greet the friends by name.
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