3 John 1:12
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New International Version
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.

New Living Translation
Everyone speaks highly of Demetrius, as does the truth itself. We ourselves can say the same for him, and you know we speak the truth.

English Standard Version
Demetrius has received a good testimony from everyone, and from the truth itself. We also add our testimony, and you know that our testimony is true.

Berean Study Bible
Demetrius has received a good testimony from everyone, and from the truth itself. We also testify for him, and you know that our testimony is true.

Berean Literal Bible
Witness has been given to Demetrius by all, and by the truth itself; and we also bear witness, and you know that our testimony is true.

New American Standard Bible
Demetrius has received a good testimony from everyone, and from the truth itself; and we add our testimony, and you know that our testimony is true.

King James Bible
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.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Demetrius has a good testimony from everyone, and from the truth itself. And we also testify for him, and you know that our testimony is true.

International Standard Version
Demetrius has received a good report from everyone, including the truth itself. We, too, can testify to this report, and you know that our testimony is true.

NET Bible
Demetrius has been testified to by all, even by the truth itself. We also testify to him, and you know that our testimony is true.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Concerning Demetrius, he has a testimony from everyone and that of the assembly, as well as that of the truth, and we also testify, and you know that our testimony is true.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Everyone, including the truth itself, says good things about Demetrius. We also say good things about him, and you know that what we say is true.

New American Standard 1977
Demetrius has received a good testimony from everyone, and from the truth itself; and we also bear witness, and you know that our witness is true.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Everyone gives testimony of Demetrius, even the truth itself; and we also bear witness, and ye have known that our witness is true.

King James 2000 Bible
Demetrius has good report of all men, and of the truth itself: yea, and we also bear witness; and you know that our witness is true.

American King James Version
Demetrius has good report of all men, and of the truth itself: yes, and we also bear record; and you know that our record is true.

American Standard Version
Demetrius hath the witness of all men , and of the truth itself: yea, we also bear witness: and thou knowest that our witness is true.

Douay-Rheims Bible
To Demetrius testimony is given by all, and by the truth itself, yea and we also give testimony: and thou knowest that our testimony is true.

Darby Bible Translation
Demetrius has witness borne to him by all, and by the truth itself; and we also bear witness, and thou knowest that our witness is true.

English Revised Version
Demetrius hath the witness of all men, and of the truth itself: yea, we also bear witness; and thou knowest that our witness is true.

Webster's Bible Translation
Demetrius hath good report by all men, and by the truth itself: and we also bear testimony; and ye know that our testimony is true.

Weymouth New Testament
The character of Demetrius has the approval of all men, and of the truth itself. We also express our approval of it, and you know that we only give our approval to that which is true.

World English Bible
Demetrius has the testimony of all, and of the truth itself; yes, we also testify, and you know that our testimony is true.

Young's Literal Translation
to Demetrius testimony hath been given by all, and by the truth itself, and we also -- we do testify, and ye have known that our testimony is true.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
1:9-12 Both the heart and mouth must be watched. The temper and spirit of Diotrephes was full of pride and ambition. It is bad not to do good ourselves; but it is worse to hinder those who would do good. Those cautions and counsels are most likely to be accepted, which are seasoned with love. Follow that which is good, for he that doeth good, as delighting therein, is born of God. Evil-workers vainly pretend or boast acquaintance with God. Let us not follow that which is proud, selfish, and of bad design, though the example may be given by persons of rank and power; but let us be followers of God, and walk in love, after the example of our Lord.
Study Bible
Diotrephes and Demetrius
11Beloved, do not imitate what is evil, but what is good. The one who does good is of God; the one who does evil has not seen God. 12Demetrius has received a good testimony from everyone, and from the truth itself. We also testify for him, and you know that our testimony is true. 13I have many things to write you, but I would prefer not to do so with pen and ink.…
Cross References
John 19:35
The one who saw it has testified to this, and his testimony is true. He knows that he is telling the truth, so that you also may believe.

John 21:24
This is the disciple who testifies to these things and who has written them down. And we know that his testimony is true.

Acts 6:3
Therefore, brothers, select from among you seven men confirmed to be full of the Spirit and wisdom. We will appoint this responsibility to them

1 Timothy 3:7
Furthermore, he must have a good reputation with outsiders, so that he will not fall into disgrace and into the snare of the devil.
Treasury of Scripture

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