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unto = to.
wellbeloved . App-135 . Same as "beloved", 3 John 1:2 , &c.
Gaius . It is impossible to say whether this was the same as any one of the others of the same name mentioned Acts 19:29 ; Acts 20:4 . Rom 16:23 . 1 Corinthians 1:14 .
love . App-135 .
in . App-104 .
the . Omit.
truth . See p. 1511.
wish = pray. App-134 .
above = concerning. App-104 .
prosper . Greek. euodoumai. See Romans 1:10 .
be in health . Greek. hugiaino. See Luke 5:31 .
soul . App-110 . 3 John 1:1 . As Gaius had a sound mind, John desires for him a sound body also.
rejoiced greatly . See 2 John 1:4 .
the . Omit.
testified . Greek. martureo. See p. 1511.
the truth, &c . Literally thy truth.
no = not. App-105 .
joy . See 1 John 1:4 .
than, &c . Literally than these things, that (Greek. hina) I may hear of.
my = mine own.
children . App-108 .
walk = walking.
truth = the truth.
faithfully = as a faithful (deed). App-150 .
doest = workest.
to . App-104 .
to . The texts read "that to". The brethren referred to were strangers. Compare Hebrews 13:2 .
have borne witness = bare witness. Same as "testify", 3 John 1:3 .
charity = love. App-135 .
before = in the sight of.
church . App-186 .
if . . . journey . Literally having sent forward. Greek. propempo. See Acts 15:3 . Compare App-174 .
after a godly sort = worthily of God ( App-98 .)
Because that = For.
for, &c . = on behalf of ( App-104 .) His name.
His . The texts read "the".
taking = receiving.
nothing . Greek. medeis.
of . App-104 .
Gentiles . Greek. ethnos.
that = in order that. Greek. hina .
might = may.
be = become.
fellowhelpers . Greek. sunergos. See 1 Corinthians 3:9 .
wrote = wrote something, as the texts.
Diotrephes . Nothing is known of him.
who loveth, &c. Greek. philoproteuo, love to be first.
among = of.
receiveth . Greek. epidechomai. Only here and 3 John 1:10 .
Wherefore = On account of ( App-104 . 3 John 1:2 ) this.
if . App-118 .
remember . See John 14:26 .
prating . Greek. phluareo . Only here. Compare 1 Timothy 5:13 .
malicious . App-128 .
words . App-121 .
not . App-105 .
therewith = upon ( App-104 .) these (things).
neither . Greek. oute.
forbiddeth = hindereth, as Luke 11:52 .
them that would . Literally the willing (ones). App-102 .
casteth . Greek. ekballo. Compare John 9:34 .
out of . App-104 .
follow . See 2 Thessalonians 3:7 .
evil . App-128 .
doeth good . Greek. agathopoieo. See Acts 14:17 .
of . App-104 .
God . App-98 .
doeth evil . Greek. kakopoieo. See Mark 3:4 .
seen . App-133 .
hath good report = is borne witness to. See 3 John 1:6 .
of = by. App-104 .
bear record = testify, 3 John 1:3 .
ye know . The texts read, "thou knowest". App-132 .
record = testimony. See p. 1511.
true . App-175 .
will . App-102 .
with = by means of. App-104 . 3 John 1:1 .
ink . See 2 Corinthians 3:3 .
pen . Greek. kalamos. Elsewhere translated "reed".
trust = hope.
I shall, &c . = to see ( App-133 .) thee, &c.
shortly . Greek. eutheos. Generally translated "immediately", or "straightway".
speak . App-121 .
face, &c . See 2 John 1:12 .
salute . Greek. aspazomai. See Acts 18:22 .
Greet = Salute. Here, as in the close of so many epistles, the word aspazomai is translated by two different English words in successive verses or even in the same verse. Compare Romans 16:3-23 . 1 Corinthians 16:19 , 1 Corinthians 16:20 ; 2 Corinthians 13:12 , 2 Corinthians 13:13 .Philippians 1:4 , 1 Chronicles 4:10; 1 Chronicles 4:10 , Colossians 4:12 , Colossians 4:14 ; 2 Timothy 4:19 , 1 Timothy 3:15; 1 Timothy 3:15 . 1 Peter 5:13 , 1 Peter 5:14 .
by . App-104 .
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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on 3 John 1". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/
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