3 John 1:8
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New International Version
We ought therefore to show hospitality to such people so that we may work together for the truth.

New Living Translation
So we ourselves should support them so that we can be their partners as they teach the truth.

English Standard Version
Therefore we ought to support people like these, that we may be fellow workers for the truth.

Berean Study Bible
Therefore we ought to support such men, so that we may be fellow workers for the truth.

Berean Literal Bible
Therefore we ought to receive such men, so that we may be fellow workers in the truth.

New American Standard Bible
Therefore we ought to support such men, so that we may be fellow workers with the truth.

King James Bible
We therefore ought to receive such, that we might be fellowhelpers to the truth.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Therefore, we ought to support such men so that we can be coworkers with the truth.

International Standard Version
Therefore, we ought to support such people so that we can become genuine helpers with them.

NET Bible
Therefore we ought to support such people, so that we become coworkers in cooperation with the truth.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Therefore we are indebted to receive such as these, that we may be helpers for the truth.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
We must support believers who go on trips like this so that we can work together with them in spreading the truth.

New American Standard 1977
Therefore we ought to support such men, that we may be fellow workers with the truth.

Jubilee Bible 2000
We, therefore, ought to receive such, that we might be fellow workers to the truth.

King James 2000 Bible
We therefore ought to receive such, that we might be fellow helpers to the truth.

American King James Version
We therefore ought to receive such, that we might be fellow helpers to the truth.

American Standard Version
We therefore ought to welcome such, that we may be fellow-workers for the truth.

Douay-Rheims Bible
We therefore ought to receive such, that we may be fellow helpers of the truth.

Darby Bible Translation
We therefore ought to receive such, that we may be fellow-workers with the truth.

English Revised Version
We therefore ought to welcome such, that we may be fellow-workers with the truth.

Webster's Bible Translation
We therefore ought to receive such, that we may be fellow-helpers to the truth.

Weymouth New Testament
It is therefore our duty to show hospitality to such men, so that we may be fellow workers in promoting the truth.

World English Bible
We therefore ought to receive such, that we may be fellow workers for the truth.

Young's Literal Translation
we, then, ought to receive such, that fellow-workers we may become to the truth.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
1:1-8 Those who are beloved of Christ, will love the brethren for his sake. Soul prosperity is the greatest blessing on this side heaven. Grace and health are rich companions. Grace will employ health. A rich soul may be lodged in a weak body; and grace must then be exercised in submitting to such a dispensation. But we may wish and pray that those who have prosperous souls, may have healthful bodies; that their grace may shine where there is still more room for activity. How many professors there are, about whom the apostle's words must be reversed, and we must earnestly wish and pray that their souls might prosper, as their health and circumstances do! True faith will work by love. A good report is due from those who receive good; they could not but testify to the church, what they found and felt. Good men will rejoice in the soul prosperity of others; and they are glad to hear of the grace and goodness of others. And as it is a joy to good parents, it will be a joy to good ministers, to see their people adorn their profession. Gaius overlooked petty differences among serious Christians, and freely helped all who bore the image, and did the work of Christ. He was upright in what he did, as a faithful servant. Faithful souls can hear their own praises without being puffed up; the commendation of what is good in them, lays them at the foot of the cross of Christ. Christians should consider not only what they must do, but what they may do; and should do even the common actions of life, and of good-will, after a godly sort, serving God therein, and designing his glory. Those who freely make known Christ's gospel, should be helped by others to whom God gives the means. Those who cannot themselves proclaim it, may yet receive, help, and countenance those who do so.
Study Bible
Gaius Commended for His Hospitality
7For they went out on behalf of the Name, accepting nothing from the Gentiles. 8Therefore we ought to support such men, so that we may be fellow workers for the truth. 9I have written to the church about this, but Diotrephes, who loves to be first, will not accept our instruction.…
Cross References
3 John 1:7
For they went out on behalf of the Name, accepting nothing from the Gentiles.

3 John 1:9
I have written to the church about this, but Diotrephes, who loves to be first, will not accept our instruction.
Treasury of Scripture

We therefore ought to receive such, that we might be fellow helpers to the truth.

to receive.

3 John 1:10 Why, if I come, I will remember his deeds which he does, prating …

Matthew 10:14,40 And whoever shall not receive you, nor hear your words, when you …

Luke 11:7 And he from within shall answer and say, Trouble me not: the door …

2 Corinthians 7:2,3 Receive us; we have wronged no man, we have corrupted no man, we …

fellow-helpers.

1 Corinthians 3:5-9 Who then is Paul, and who is Apollos, but ministers by whom you believed, …

1 Corinthians 16:10,11 Now if Timotheus come, see that he may be with you without fear: …

2 Corinthians 6:1 We then, as workers together with him, beseech you also that you …

2 Corinthians 8:23 Whether any do inquire of Titus, he is my partner and fellow helper …

Philippians 4:3 And I entreat you also, true yoke fellow, help those women which …

Colossians 4:11 And Jesus, which is called Justus, who are of the circumcision. …

1 Thessalonians 3:2 And sent Timotheus, our brother, and minister of God, and our fellow …

Philemon 1:2 And to our beloved Apphia, and Archippus our fellow soldier, and …

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