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.

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

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

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

We therefore ought to receive such - Those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake, and have professed the truth at the hazard of their lives, and the loss of all their worldly substance. Instead of απολαμβανειν, to receive, the most ancient and reputable MSS. have ὑπολαμβανειν, to take up, undertake for, or kindly receive.

Fellow helpers to the truth - And thus encourage the persecuted, and contribute to the spread and maintenance of the Gospel.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

to receive.

3 John 1:10 Why, if I come, I will remember his deeds which he does, prating against us with malicious words: and not content therewith...

Matthew 10:14,40 And whoever shall not receive you, nor hear your words, when you depart out of that house or city, shake off the dust of your feet...

Luke 11:7 And he from within shall answer and say, Trouble me not: the door is now shut, and my children are with me in bed...

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

fellow-helpers.

1 Corinthians 3:5-9 Who then is Paul, and who is Apollos, but ministers by whom you believed, even as the Lord gave to every man...

1 Corinthians 16:10,11 Now if Timotheus come, see that he may be with you without fear: for he works the work of the Lord, as I also do...

2 Corinthians 6:1 We then, as workers together with him, beseech you also that you receive not the grace of God in vain.

2 Corinthians 8:23 Whether any do inquire of Titus, he is my partner and fellow helper concerning you: or our brothers be inquired of...

Philippians 4:3 And I entreat you also, true yoke fellow, help those women which labored with me in the gospel, with Clement also...

Colossians 4:11 And Jesus, which is called Justus, who are of the circumcision. These only are my fellow workers to the kingdom of God...

1 Thessalonians 3:2 And sent Timotheus, our brother, and minister of God, and our fellow laborer in the gospel of Christ, to establish you...

Philemon 1:2 And to our beloved Apphia, and Archippus our fellow soldier, and to the church in your house:

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The Books of the New Testament
[Sidenote: The Author.] The author describes himself as "Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ" (i. 1). Few books of the New Testament are so well attested as this Epistle. The external evidence for its authenticity is strong, and stronger than that for any other Catholic Epistle except 1 John. It seems to be quoted in Didache, i. 4. The letter of Polycarp written about A.D. 110 shows a complete familiarity with 1 Peter. He evidently regarded it as a letter of the highest authority. His contemporary
Leighton Pullan—The Books of the New Testament

Cross References
3 John 1:7
It was for the sake of the Name that they went out, receiving no help from the pagans.

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

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