3 John 1:11
Good News Translation
My dear friend, do not imitate what is bad, but imitate what is good. Whoever does good belongs to God; whoever does what is bad has not seen God.

Contemporary English Version
Dear friend, don't imitate the evil deeds of others, but follow the example of people who do kind deeds. They are God's children, but those who are always doing evil have never seen God.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Dearly beloved, follow not that which is evil: but that which is good. He that doth good is of God: he that doth evil hath not seen God.

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Dearly beloved, follow not that which is evil: but that which is good. He that doth good is of God: he that doth evil hath not seen God.

Beloved.

follow.

Exodus 23:2 Thou shalt not follow the multitude to do evil: neither shalt thou yield in judgment, to the opinion of the most part, to stray from the truth.

Psalm 37:27 Decline from evil and do good, and dwell for ever and ever.

Proverbs 12:11 He that is delighted in passing his time over wine, leaveth a reproach in his strong holds.

Isaiah 1:16,17 Wash yourselves, be clean, take away the evil of your devices from my eyes, cease to do perversely, . . .

John 10:27 My sheep hear my voice. And I know them: and they follow me.

John 12:26 If any man minister to me, let him follow me: and where I am, there also shall my minister be. If any man minister to me, him will my Father honour.

1 Corinthians 4:16 Wherefore, I beseech you, be ye followers of me as I also am of Christ.

1 Corinthians 11:1 Be ye followers of me, as I also am of Christ.

Ephesians 5:1 Be ye therefore followers of God, as most dear children:

Philippians 3:17 Be ye followers of me, brethren: and observe them who walk so as you have our model.

1 Thessalonians 1:6 And you became followers of us and of the Lord: receiving the word in much tribulation, with joy of the Holy Ghost:

1 Thessalonians 2:14 For you, brethren, are become followers of the churches of God which are in Judea, in Christ Jesus: for you also have suffered the same things from your own countrymen, even as they have from the Jews:

2 Timothy 3:10 But thou hast fully known my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, longsuffering, love, patience,

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Hebrews 6:12 That you become not slothful, but followers of them who through faith and patience shall inherit the promises.

1 Peter 3:13 And who is he that can hurt you, if you be zealous of good?

He that doeth good.

1 Peter 3:11 Let him decline from evil and do good: Let him seek after peace and pursue it:

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1 John 2:29 If you know that he is just, know ye, that every one also who doth justice is born of him.

1 John 3:6-9 Whosoever abideth in him sinneth not: and whosoever sinneth hath not seen him nor known him. . . .

he that doeth evil.

John 3:20 For every one that doth evil hateth the light and cometh not to the light, that his works may not be reproved.

Context
Diotrephes and Demetrius
10For this cause, if I come, I will advertise his works which he doth; with malicious words prating against us. And as if these things were not enough for him, neither doth he himself receive the brethren, and them that do receive them he forbiddeth, and casteth out of the church. 11Dearly beloved, follow not that which is evil: but that which is good. He that doth good is of God: he that doth evil hath not seen God. 12To Demetrius, testimony is given by all, and by the truth itself: yea and we also give testimony. And thou knowest that our testimony is true.…
Cross References
Psalm 34:14
Turn away from evil and do good: seek after peace and pursue it.

Psalm 37:27
Decline from evil and do good, and dwell for ever and ever.

1 John 2:29
If you know that he is just, know ye, that every one also who doth justice is born of him.

1 John 3:6
Whosoever abideth in him sinneth not: and whosoever sinneth hath not seen him nor known him.

1 John 3:9
Whosoever is born of God committeth not sin: for his seed abideth in him. And he cannot sin, because he is born of God.

1 John 3:10
In this the children of God are manifest, and the children of the devil. Whosoever is not just is not of God, or he that loveth not his brother.

1 John 4:1
Dearly beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits if they be of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.

Additional Translations
Beloved, do not imitate what is evil, but what is good. The one who does good is of God; the one who does evil has not seen God.

Beloved, do not imitate what is evil, but what is good. The one doing good is of God; the one doing evil has not seen God.

Beloved, follow not that which is evil, but that which is good. He that does good is of God: but he that does evil has not seen God.

Beloved, imitate not that which is evil, but that which is good. He that doeth good is of God: he that doeth evil hath not seen God.

Beloved, do not imitate what is evil, but what is good. He that does good is of God. He that does evil has not seen God.

Beloved, imitate not that which is evil, but that which is good. He that doeth good is of God: he that doeth evil hath not seen God.

Beloved, follow not that which is evil, but that which is good. He that doeth good is of God: but he that doeth evil hath not seen God.

My dear friend, do not follow wrong examples, but right ones. He who habitually does what is right is a child of God: he who habitually does what is wrong has not seen God.

Beloved, don't imitate that which is evil, but that which is good. He who does good is of God. He who does evil hasn't seen God.

Beloved, be not thou following that which is evil, but that which is good; he who is doing good, of God he is, and he who is doing evil hath not seen God;
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