3 John 1:1
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King James Version
The elder unto the wellbeloved Gaius, whom I love in the truth.

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

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!

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King James Translators' Notes

in...: or, truly

Geneva Study Bible

The {1} elder unto the wellbeloved Gaius, whom I love in the truth.

(1) An example of a Christian greeting.

Scofield Reference Notes

SCOFIELD REFERENCE NOTES (Old Scofield 1917 Edition)

Book Introduction

The Third Epistle of John

WRITER. The Apostle John.

DATE. Probably about A.D. 90.

THEME: The aged Apostle had written to a church which allowed one Diotrephes to exercise an authority common enough in later ages, but wholly new in the primitive churches. Diotrephes had rejected the apostolic letters and authority. It appears also that he had refused the ministry of the visiting brethren (3Jn 1:10), and cast out those that had received them. Historically, this letter marks the beginning of that clerical and priestly assumption over the churches in which the primitive church order disappeared. This Epistle reveals, as well, the believer's resource in such a day. No longer writing as an apostle, but as an elder, John addresses this letter, not to the church as such, but to a faithful man in the church for the comfort and encouragement of those who were standing fast in the primitive simplicity. Second John conditions the personal walk of the Christian in a day of apostasy; Third John the personal responsibility in such a day of the believer as a member of the local church. The key-phrase is "the truth" (see 2 John, Introduction).

There are three divisions:

I. Personal greetings, vs. 1-4

II. Instructions concerning ministering brethren, vs. 5-8

III. The apostate leader and the good Demetrius, vs. 9-14

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Cross References
Acts 11:30
Which also they did, and sent it to the elders by the hands of Barnabas and Saul.

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.

1 Corinthians 1:14
I thank God that I baptized none of you, but Crispus and Gaius;

1 Peter 5:1
The elders which are among you I exhort, who am also an elder, and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, and also a partaker of the glory that shall be revealed:

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

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