3 John 1:9
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New International Version
I wrote to the church, but Diotrephes, who loves to be first, will not welcome us.

New Living Translation
I wrote to the church about this, but Diotrephes, who loves to be the leader, refuses to have anything to do with us.

English Standard Version
I have written something to the church, but Diotrephes, who likes to put himself first, does not acknowledge our authority.

Berean Study Bible
I have written to the church about this, but Diotrephes, who loves to be first, will not accept our instruction.

Berean Literal Bible
I have written something to the church; but Diotrephes, the one loving to be first among them, does not welcome us.

New American Standard Bible
I wrote something to the church; but Diotrephes, who loves to be first among them, does not accept what we say.

King James Bible
I wrote unto the church: but Diotrephes, who loveth to have the preeminence among them, receiveth us not.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I wrote something to the church, but Diotrephes, who loves to have first place among them, does not receive us.

International Standard Version
I wrote a letter to the church, but Diotrephes, who loves to be in charge, will not recognize our authority.

NET Bible
I wrote something to the church, but Diotrephes, who loves to be first among them, does not acknowledge us.

New Heart English Bible
I wrote something to the church, but Diotrephes, who loves to be first among them, does not accept what we say.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
I desired to write to The Assembly, but he who loves to be their number one, Diotrephis, does not receive us.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I wrote a letter to the congregation. But Diotrephes, who loves to be in charge, won't accept us.

New American Standard 1977
I wrote something to the church; but Diotrephes, who loves to be first among them, does not accept what we say.

Jubilee Bible 2000
I wrote unto the congregation {Gr. ekklesia – called out ones}, but Diotrephes, who loves to have the preeminence among them, did not receive us.

King James 2000 Bible
I wrote unto the church: but Diotrephes, who loves to have the preeminence among them, receives us not.

American King James Version
I wrote to the church: but Diotrephes, who loves to have the preeminence among them, receives us not.

American Standard Version
I wrote somewhat unto the church: but Diotrephes, who loveth to have the preeminence among them, receiveth us not.

Douay-Rheims Bible
I had written perhaps to the church: but Diotrephes, who loveth to have the pre-eminence among them, doth not receive us.

Darby Bible Translation
I wrote something to the assembly; but Diotrephes, who loves to have the first place among them, receives us not.

English Revised Version
I wrote somewhat unto the church: but Diotrephes, who loveth to have the preeminence among them, receiveth us not.

Webster's Bible Translation
I wrote to the church: but Diotrephes, who loveth to have the pre-eminence among them, receiveth us not.

Weymouth New Testament
I wrote to the Church, but Diotrephes, who loves to have the first place among them, refuses to listen to us.

World English Bible
I wrote to the assembly, but Diotrephes, who loves to be first among them, doesn't accept what we say.

Young's Literal Translation
I did write to the assembly, but he who is loving the first place among them -- Diotrephes -- doth not receive us;
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
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. 10So if I come, I will call attention to his malicious slander against us. And unsatisfied with that, he refuses to welcome the brothers and forbids those who want to do so, even putting them out of the church.…
Cross References
Matthew 7:8
For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened.

Colossians 1:18
And He is the head of the body, the church; He is the beginning and firstborn from among the dead, so that in all things He may have preeminence.

2 John 1:9
Anyone who runs ahead without remaining in the teaching of Christ does not have God. Whoever remains in His teaching has both the Father and the Son.

3 John 1:8
Therefore we ought to support such men, so that we may be fellow workers for the truth.
Treasury of Scripture

I wrote to the church: but Diotrephes, who loves to have the preeminence among them, receives us not.

who loveth. [Ho Philoproteuon] 'who loveth the presidency,' or chief place, doubtless in the church, of which Diotrephes was most probably an officer; and being one, magnified himself in his office: he loved such pre-eminence, and behaved haughtily in it.

Matthew 20:20-28 Then came to him the mother of Zebedees children with her sons, worshipping …

Matthew 23:4-8 For they bind heavy burdens and grievous to be borne, and lay them …

Mark 9:34 But they held their peace: for by the way they had disputed among …

Mark 10:35-45 And James and John, the sons of Zebedee, come to him, saying, Master, …

Luke 22:24-27 And there was also a strife among them, which of them should be accounted …

Romans 12:10 Be kindly affectionate one to another with brotherly love; in honor …

Philippians 2:3-5 Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness …

Titus 1:7-16 For a bishop must be blameless, as the steward of God; not self-willed, …

receiveth. See on ver.

3 John 1:8 We therefore ought to receive such, that we might be fellow helpers …

Matthew 10:40-42 He that receives you receives me, and he that receives me receives …

Mark 9:37 Whoever shall receive one of such children in my name, receives me: …

Luke 9:48 And said to them, Whoever shall receive this child in my name receives …

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