3 John 1:6
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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.

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:

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.

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.

3 John 1:6 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

The Church (ἐκκλησίας)

See on Matthew 16:18.

If thou bring forward on their journey (προπέμψας)

Lit., having sent forward. The aorist tense represents the act as accomplished. Compare Acts 15:3; Titus 3:13. Rev., set forward.

After a godly sort (ἀξίως τοῦ Θεοῦ)

Lit., worthily of God. So Rev. Compare 1 Thessalonians 2:12; Colossians 1:10.

Thou shalt do well (καλῶς ποιὴσεις)

For the phrase, see Acts 10:33; Philippians 4:14; James 2:8, James 2:19; 2 Peter 1:19. Rev., renders the whole: whom thou wilt do well to set forward on their journey worthily of God.

3 John 1:6 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

have borne witness of thy charity.

3 John 1:12 Demetrius has good report of all men, and of the truth itself: yes, and we also bear record; and you know that our record is true.

Philemon 1:5-7 Hearing of your love and faith, which you have 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...

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...

Romans 15:24 Whenever I take my journey into Spain, I will come to you: for I trust to see you in my journey...

2 Corinthians 1:16 And to pass by you into Macedonia, and to come again out of Macedonia to you, and of you to be brought on my way toward Judaea.

Titus 3:13 Bring Zenas the lawyer and Apollos on their journey diligently, that nothing be wanting to them.

after a godly sort. or, worthy of God. This is a literal and proper rendering of the original [axios tou theos ;] by which the antecedent to the possessive pronoun his, in the next verse, becomes immediately apparent. 'In a manner worthy of God, and of your relations and obligations to Him, and such as He can approve.'

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

do well.

Genesis 4:7 If you do well, shall you not be accepted? and if you do not well, sin lies at the door. And to you shall be his desire...

Jonah 4:4 Then said the LORD, Do you well to be angry?

Matthew 25:21-23 His lord said to him, Well done, you good and faithful servant: you have been faithful over a few things...

Acts 15:29 That you abstain from meats offered to idols, and from blood, and from things strangled, and from fornication...

Philippians 4:14 Notwithstanding you have well done, that you did communicate with my affliction.

1 Peter 2:20 For what glory is it, if, when you be buffeted for your faults, you shall take it patiently? but if, when you do well...

Cross References
Acts 15:3
So, being sent on their way by the church, they passed through both Phoenicia and Samaria, describing in detail the conversion of the Gentiles, and brought great joy to all the brothers.

Colossians 1:10
so as to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him: bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God;

1 Thessalonians 2:12
we exhorted each one of you and encouraged you and charged 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 speed Zenas the lawyer and Apollos on their way; see that they lack nothing.

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