3 John 1:1
New International Version
The elder, To my dear friend Gaius, whom I love in the truth.

New Living Translation
This letter is from John, the elder. I am writing to Gaius, my dear friend, whom I love in the truth.

English Standard Version
The elder to the beloved Gaius, whom I love in truth.

Berean Study Bible
The elder, To the beloved Gaius, whom I love in the truth:

Berean Literal Bible
The elder, To Gaius the beloved, whom I love in truth.

New American Standard Bible
The elder to the beloved Gaius, whom I love in truth.

King James Bible
The elder unto the wellbeloved Gaius, whom I love in the truth.

Christian Standard Bible
The elder: To my dear friend Gaius, whom I love in the truth.

Contemporary English Version
From the church leader. To my dear friend Gaius. I love you because we follow the truth,

Good News Translation
From the Elder--To my dear Gaius, whom I truly love.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The Elder: To my dear friend Gaius: I love you in the truth.

International Standard Version
From: The Elder To: My dear friend Gaius, whom I genuinely love.

NET Bible
From the elder, to Gaius my dear brother, whom I love in truth.

New Heart English Bible
The elder to Gaius the beloved, whom I love in truth.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
The Elder to beloved Gaius, whom I love in truth.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
From the church leader. To my dear friend Gaius, whom I love because we share the truth.

New American Standard 1977
The elder to the beloved Gaius, whom I love in truth.

Jubilee Bible 2000
The elder unto the wellbeloved Gaius, whom I love in the truth.

King James 2000 Bible
The elder unto the well beloved Gaius, whom I love in the truth.

American King James Version
The elder to the well beloved Gaius, whom I love in the truth.

American Standard Version
The elder unto Gaius the beloved, whom I love in truth.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The ancient to the dearly beloved Gaius, whom I love in truth.

Darby Bible Translation
The elder to the beloved Gaius, whom I love in truth.

English Revised Version
The elder unto Gaius the beloved, whom I love in truth.

Webster's Bible Translation
The elder to the well-beloved Gaius, whom I love in truth.

Weymouth New Testament
The Elder to his dear friend Gaius. Truly I love you.

World English Bible
The elder to Gaius the beloved, whom I love in truth.

Young's Literal Translation
The Elder to Gaius the beloved, whom I love in truth!
Study Bible
Greeting to Gaius from the Elder
1The elder, To the beloved Gaius, whom I love in the truth: 2Beloved, I pray that in every way you may prosper and enjoy good health, as your soul also prospers.…
Cross References
Acts 11:30
This they did, sending their gifts to the elders with Barnabas and Saul.

Acts 19:29
Soon the whole city was in disarray. They rushed together into the theatre, dragging with them Gaius and Aristarchus, Paul's traveling companions from Macedonia.

Acts 20:4
Paul was accompanied by Sopater son of Pyrrhus from Berea, Aristarchus and Secundus from Thessalonica, Gaius from Derbe, Timothy, and Tychicus and Trophimus from Asia.

Romans 16:23
Gaius, who has hosted me and all the church, sends you greetings. Erastus, the city treasurer, sends you greetings, as does our brother Quartus.

1 Corinthians 1:14
I thank God that I did not baptize any of you except Crispus and Gaius,

1 Peter 5:1
As a fellow elder, a witness of Christ's sufferings, and a partaker of the glory to be revealed, I appeal to the elders among you:

1 John 3:18
Little children, let us love not in word and speech, but in action and truth.

2 John 1:1
The elder, To the chosen lady and her children, whom I love in the truth--and not I alone, but also all who know the truth--

3 John 1:2
Beloved, I pray that in every way you may prosper and enjoy good health, as your soul also prospers.

Treasury of Scripture

The elder to the well beloved Gaius, whom I love in the truth.

A.

2 John 1:1
The elder unto the elect lady and her children, whom I love in the truth; and not I only, but also all they that have known the truth;

the well-beloved.

Acts 19:29
And the whole city was filled with confusion: and having caught Gaius and Aristarchus, men of Macedonia, Paul's companions in travel, they rushed with one accord into the theatre.

Acts 20:4
And there accompanied him into Asia Sopater of Berea; and of the Thessalonians, Aristarchus and Secundus; and Gaius of Derbe, and Timotheus; and of Asia, Tychicus and Trophimus.

Romans 16:23
Gaius mine host, and of the whole church, saluteth you. Erastus the chamberlain of the city saluteth you, and Quartus a brother.

whom.

1 John 3:18
My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth.

See on

2 John 1:1
The elder unto the elect lady and her children, whom I love in the truth; and not I only, but also all they that have known the truth;

in the truth.







Lexicon
The
(Ho)
Article - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

elder,
πρεσβύτερος (presbyteros)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 4245: Comparative of presbus; older; as noun, a senior; specially, an Israelite Sanhedrist or Christian 'presbyter'.

To the
τῷ (tō)
Article - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

beloved
ἀγαπητῷ (agapētō)
Adjective - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 27: From agapao; beloved.

Gaius,
Γαΐῳ (Gaiō)
Noun - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 1050: Gaius, (a) a Corinthian, (b) a Macedonian, (c) a citizen of Derbe, (d) an Ephesian. Of Latin origin; Gaius, a Christian.

whom
ὃν (hon)
Personal / Relative Pronoun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3739: Who, which, what, that.

I
ἐγὼ (egō)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Nominative 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

love
ἀγαπῶ (agapō)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 25: To love, wish well to, take pleasure in, long for; denotes the love of reason, esteem. Perhaps from agan; to love.

in
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc.

[the] truth:
ἀληθείᾳ (alētheia)
Noun - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 225: From alethes; truth.
(1) The elder.--See the Introduction, and 2John 1:1.

Gaius.--The common Roman name Caius. A Caius is mentioned in Acts 19:29; Acts 20:4; Romans 16:23; 1Corinthians 1:14. The difference in date between these and St. John's correspondent would alone be sufficient reason against any attempt at identification. There is nothing to show whether he was a presbyter or not.

Whom I love in the truth.--Or, in truth. (See 2John 1:1.)

Verse 1. - To Gaius the beloved (Γαι'´ῳ τῷ ἀγαπητῷ). This is additional reason for thinking that κυρία in the Second Epistle is not a proper name; if it were we should probably have the same formula as we have here, Κυρίᾳ τῇ ἐκλεκτῇ. The name Gaius occurs elsewhere in the New Testament four times (Acts 19:29; Acts 20:4; Romans 16:23; 1 Corinthians 1:14); as it was as common in the Roman Empire as John Smith is among ourselves, it would be rash to infer that the Gaius addressed here is the same as any of those mentioned elsewhere. In all probability there are at least four persons of this name in the New Testament. In the opening of this Epistle also we have to remark the characteristic repetition of the word "truth," which occurs four times in the first four verses. Deeds, in which Gaius and Demetrius were rich, not words, of which Diotrephes was so prodigal, are what win the approbation and love of the apostle. The thing which he hates is unreality; the object of his special adoration is "the truth;" "to walk in the truth" is nothing less than to follow in the footsteps of the Lord. 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.
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