New International Version
It has given me great joy to find some of your children walking in the truth, just as the Father commanded us.
King James Bible
I rejoiced greatly that I found of thy children walking in truth, as we have received a commandment from the Father.
Darby Bible Translation
I rejoiced greatly that I have found of thy children walking in truth, as we have received commandment from the Father.
World English Bible
I rejoice greatly that I have found some of your children walking in truth, even as we have been commanded by the Father.
Young's Literal Translation
I rejoiced exceedingly that I have found of thy children walking in truth, even as a command we did receive from the Father;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
That I found of thy children walking in truth - I have already supposed this Christian matron to be mother of a family, probably a widow, for no mention is made of her husband; and that she was also a deaconess in the church, and one in those house the traveling evangelists preached, and there they were entertained. The children mentioned here may either be her own children, or those members of the Church which were under her care, or some of both. The apostle was glad to find, probably by an epistle sent from herself to him, or from the information of some of the itinerant evangelists, that the work of God was prospering in the place where she lived, and also in her own household. He does not say that all were walking in the truth, but εκ των τεκνων, some of her children; there was a growing and spreading work, and there were many adversaries who strove to pervert them who had already believed, and perhaps were successful in drawing several away from their simplicity.
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[Sidenote: The Author.] The author describes himself as "Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ" (i. 1). Few books of the New Testament are so well attested as this Epistle. The external evidence for its authenticity is strong, and stronger than that for any other Catholic Epistle except 1 John. It seems to be quoted in Didache, i. 4. The letter of Polycarp written about A.D. 110 shows a complete familiarity with 1 Peter. He evidently regarded it as a letter of the highest authority. His contemporary …
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1 Corinthians 13:6
Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.
3 John 1:3
It gave me great joy when some believers came and testified about your faithfulness to the truth, telling how you continue to walk in it.
3 John 1:4
I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.
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