New International Version
We ought therefore to show hospitality to such people so that we may work together for the truth.
King James Bible
We therefore ought to receive such, that we might be fellowhelpers to the truth.
Darby Bible Translation
*We* therefore ought to receive such, that we may be fellow-workers with the truth.
World English Bible
We therefore ought to receive such, that we may be fellow workers for the truth.
Young's Literal Translation
we, then, ought to receive such, that fellow-workers we may become to the truth.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
We therefore ought to receive such - Those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake, and have professed the truth at the hazard of their lives, and the loss of all their worldly substance. Instead of απολαμβανειν, to receive, the most ancient and reputable MSS. have ὑπολαμβανειν, to take up, undertake for, or kindly receive.
Fellow helpers to the truth - And thus encourage the persecuted, and contribute to the spread and maintenance of the Gospel.
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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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3 John 1:7
It was for the sake of the Name that they went out, receiving no help from the pagans.
3 John 1:9
I wrote to the church, but Diotrephes, who loves to be first, will not welcome us.
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