3 John 1:6
New International Version
They have told the church about your love. Please send them on their way in a manner that honors God.

New Living Translation
They have told the church here of your loving friendship. Please continue providing for such teachers in a manner that pleases God.

English Standard Version
who testified to your love before the church. You will do well to send them on their journey in a manner worthy of God.

Berean Study Bible
They have testified to the church about your love. You will do well to send them on their way in a manner worthy of God.

Berean Literal Bible
who testified of your love before the church, whom you will do well having set forward worthily of God.

New American Standard Bible
and they have testified to your love before the church. You will do well to send them on their way in a manner worthy of God.

King James Bible
Which have borne witness of thy charity before the church: whom if thou bring forward on their journey after a godly sort, thou shalt do well:

Christian Standard Bible
They have testified to your love before the church. You will do well to send them on their journey in a manner worthy of God,

Contemporary English Version
They have told the church about your love. They say you were good enough to welcome them and to send them on their mission in a way God's servants deserve.

Good News Translation
They have spoken to the church here about your love. Please help them to continue their trip in a way that will please God.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
They have testified to your love in front of the church. You will do well to send them on their journey in a manner worthy of God,

International Standard Version
They have testified before the church about your love. You will do well to send them on their way in a manner worthy of God.

NET Bible
They have testified to your love before the church. You will do well to send them on their way in a manner worthy of God.

New Heart English Bible
They have testified about your love before the church. You will do well to send them forward on their journey in a manner worthy of God,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Those who have testified of your love before all the churches. You did well when you gave them necessities, as is becoming to God.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
These believers have told the congregation about your love. You will do well to support them on their trip in a way that proves you belong to God.

New American Standard 1977
and they bear witness to your love before the church; and you will do well to send them on their way in a manner worthy of God.

Jubilee Bible 2000
who have borne witness of thy charity before the congregation {Gr. ekklesia – called out ones}, whom if thou wilt help them as is convenient according to God, thou shalt do well;

King James 2000 Bible
Who have borne witness of your love before the church: whom if you send forward on their journey in a godly manner, you shall do well:

American King James Version
Which have borne witness of your charity before the church: whom if you bring forward on their journey after a godly sort, you shall do well:

American Standard Version
who bare witness to thy love before the church: whom thou wilt do well to set forward on their journey worthily of God:

Douay-Rheims Bible
Who have given testimony to thy charity in the sight of the church: whom thou shalt do well to bring forward on their way in a manner worthy of God.

Darby Bible Translation
(who have witnessed of thy love before [the] assembly,) in setting forward whom on their journey worthily of God, thou wilt do well;

English Revised Version
who bare witness to thy love before the church: whom thou wilt do well to set forward on their journey worthily of God:

Webster's Bible Translation
Who have borne testimony of thy charity before the church: whom if thou shalt bring forward on their journey after a godly sort, thou wilt do well:

Weymouth New Testament
They have testified, in the presence of the Church, to your love; and you will do well to help them on their journey in a manner worthy of your fellowship with God.

World English Bible
They have testified about your love before the assembly. You will do well to send them forward on their journey in a way worthy of God,

Young's Literal Translation
who did testify of thy love before an assembly, whom thou wilt do well, having sent forward worthily of God,
Study Bible
Gaius Commended for His Hospitality
5Beloved, you are faithful in what you are doing for the brothers, and especially since they are strangers to you. 6They have testified to the church about your love. You will do well to send them on their way in a manner worthy of God. 7For they went out on behalf of the Name, accepting nothing from the Gentiles.…
Cross References
Acts 15:3
Sent on their way by the church, they passed through Phoenicia and Samaria, recounting the conversion of the Gentiles and bringing great joy to all the brothers.

Colossians 1:10
so that you may walk in a manner worthy of the Lord and may please Him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God,

1 Thessalonians 2:12
We encouraged you and comforted you as we urged you to walk in a manner worthy of God, who calls you into His own kingdom and glory.

Titus 3:13
Do your best to equip Zenas the lawyer and Apollos, so that they will have everything they need.

Treasury of Scripture

Which have borne witness of your charity before the church: whom if you bring forward on their journey after a godly sort, you shall do well:

have borne witness of thy charity.

3 John 1:12
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.

Philemon 1:5-7
Hearing of thy love and faith, which thou hast toward the Lord Jesus, and toward all saints; …

whom.

Acts 15:3
And being brought on their way by the church, they passed through Phenice and Samaria, declaring the conversion of the Gentiles: and they caused great joy unto all the brethren.

Acts 21:5
And when we had accomplished those days, we departed and went our way; and they all brought us on our way, with wives and children, till we were out of the city: and we kneeled down on the shore, and prayed.

Romans 15:24
Whensoever I take my journey into Spain, I will come to you: for I trust to see you in my journey, and to be brought on my way thitherward by you, if first I be somewhat filled with your company.

after a godly sort.

1 Thessalonians 2:12
That ye would walk worthy of God, who hath called you unto his kingdom and glory.

do well.

Genesis 4:7
If thou doest well, shalt thou not be accepted? and if thou doest not well, sin lieth at the door. And unto thee shall be his desire, and thou shalt rule over him.

Jonah 4:4
Then said the LORD, Doest thou well to be angry?

Matthew 25:21-23
His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord…







Lexicon
[They]
οἳ (hoi)
Personal / Relative Pronoun - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3739: Who, which, what, that.

have testified
ἐμαρτύρησάν (emartyrēsan)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 3140: To witness, bear witness, give evidence, testify, give a good report. From martus; to be a witness, i.e. Testify.

to
ἐνώπιον (enōpion)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1799: Neuter of a compound of en and a derivative of optanomai; in the face of.

[the] church
ἐκκλησίας (ekklēsias)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 1577: From a compound of ek and a derivative of kaleo; a calling out, i.e. a popular meeting, especially a religious congregation.

about your
σου (sou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive 2nd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

love.
ἀγάπῃ (agapē)
Noun - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 26: From agapao; love, i.e. Affection or benevolence; specially a love-feast.

You will do
ποιήσεις (poiēseis)
Verb - Future Indicative Active - 2nd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 4160: (a) I make, manufacture, construct, (b) I do, act, cause. Apparently a prolonged form of an obsolete primary; to make or do.

well
καλῶς (kalōs)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 2573: Well, nobly, honorably, rightly. Adverb from kalos; well.

to send them on their way
προπέμψας (propempsas)
Verb - Aorist Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 4311: To send forward, accompany, equip for a journey. From pro and pempo; to send forward, i.e. Escort or aid in travel.

in a manner worthy
ἀξίως (axiōs)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 516: Worthily, in a manner worthy of. Adverb from axios; appropriately.

of God.
Θεοῦ (Theou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2316: A deity, especially the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; by Hebraism, very.
Ver. 6. - Who bare witness to thy love before the Church. The thoroughly Greek word ἐκκλησία (which, however, had received a number of Jewish associations through its frequent use in the Septuagint)is used by St. John nowhere but in this Epistle. This witness of the brethren before the Church respecting the good deeds done to them is a type and earnest of the witness of Christ at the day of judgment: "I was a stranger, and ye took me in... Inasmuch as ye did it unto one of these my brethren, even these least, ye did it unto me." Whom thou wilt do well to forward on their journey in a manner worthy of God. No higher standard could well be set. It reminds us of "perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect" Gains is to treat them as remembering the Divine declaration, "He that receiveth whomsoever I send, receiveth me; and he that receiveth me, receiveth him that sent me" (John 13:20). This coincidence, consciously or unconsciously made, between the Gospel and Third Epistle, is lost in the rather colourless rendering in the Authorized Version, "after a godly sort." 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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