3  John

Greeting to Gaius

The Elder,
To the beloved Gaius, whom I love in truth:
Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers. For I rejoiced greatly when brethren came and testified of the truth that is in you, just as you walk in the truth. I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth.

Gaius Commended for Generosity

Beloved, you do faithfully whatever you do for the brethren and for strangers, who have borne witness of your love before the church. If you send them forward on their journey in a manner worthy of God, you will do well, because they went forth for His name’s sake, taking nothing from the Gentiles. We therefore ought to receive such, that we may become fellow workers for the truth.

Diotrephes and Demetrius

I wrote to the church, but Diotrephes, who loves to have the preeminence among them, does not receive us. 10 Therefore, if I come, I will call to mind his deeds which he does, prating against us with malicious words. And not content with that, he himself does not receive the brethren, and forbids those who wish to, putting them out of the church.
11 Beloved, do not imitate what is evil, but what is good. He who does good is of God, but he who does evil has not seen God.
12 Demetrius has a good testimony from all, and from the truth itself. And we also bear witness, and you know that our testimony is true.

Farewell Greeting

13 I had many things to write, but I do not wish to write to you with pen and ink; 14 but I hope to see you shortly, and we shall speak face to face.
Peace to you. Our friends greet you. Greet the friends by name.

Questions & Answers

  1. Who was this letter from? 3 John 1:1
  2. To whom was it written? 3 John 1:1
  3. What was John's prayer? 3 John 1:2
  4. What had John heard that made him rejoice greatly? 3 John 1:3
  5. How was Gaius walking? 3 John 1:3
  6. Who gave John no greater joy? 3 John 1:4
  7. Who were they faithfully helping? 3 John 1:5
  8. What had he heard about their love? 3 John 1:6
  9. Why had these brothers gone out? 3 John 1:7
  10. What had they taken from the Gentiles? 3 John 1:7
  11. How are we to receive such men? 3 John 1:8
  12. If we receive them, what will we become? 3 John 1:8
  13. Who had John written to? 3 John 1:9
  14. Who had wanted to have first place (preeminence)? 3 John 1:9
  15. Who had Diotrephes not received? 3 John 1:9
  16. If John were to come, what would he call to mind? 3 John 1:10
  17. What had Diotrephes done? 3 John 1:10
  18. What kind of words had he spoken against John? 3 John 1:10
  19. What had he forbidden others to do? 3 John 1:10
  20. What did he do to those who received them? 3 John 1:10
  21. What are we not to imitate? 3 John 1:11
  22. What are we to imitate? 3 John 1:11
  23. Who is of God? 3 John 1:11
  24. Who has not seen God? 3 John 1:11
  25. Who had Demetrius received from all of them? 3 John 1:12
  26. What else gave him a good testimony? 3 John 1:12
  27. How did John not want to communicate many other things? 3 John 1:13
  28. Why did he hope to see them shortly? 3 John 1:14
  29. How did John close this letter? 3 John 1:14
  30. Who else sent greetings? 3 John 1:14
  31. Who did John tell Gaius to greet? 3 John 1:14