fbpx Study Desk. The human nature in Him dying, by that death He expiated the sins of human persons (Isaiah 53:5-6). If the churches value the gospel enough to send their brethren among the pagan to propagate it. Thus in the Trinity we see personal fellowship on an equality. John was an eyewitness of the reported occurrences though, as he himself writes (John 1:14; John 19:35). Greet = Salute. This is a proof to me that this epistle was not sent to Corinth, where it is not likely John ever was; and where it is not likely he had any particular acquaintances, unless we could suppose he had seen some of them when he was an exile in Patmos, an island in the Aegean Sea. For other particulars concerning John, the reader is requested to refer to the preface to his gospel. The most modest, humble, devoted, and zealous men, under a charge of heresy, or of some slight aberration from the formulas of doctrine, may be cast out as unworthy to be recognized as ministers of the gospel, or even as unworthy to have a place at the table of the Lord. 3. on StudyLight.org General Search for 'John 1:14' within '' on StudyLight.org. I have already shown in the preface to those epistles termed catholic, that the word καθολικος is not to be taken here, and elsewhere in these epistles, as signifying universal, but canonical; for it would be absurd to call an epistle universal that was written to a private individual. (7) we may see, from this Epistle, the evil of having one troublesome man in the church, 3 John 1:10. Beloved, follow not that which is evil, but that which is good; let no height of station or office lead you to copy a bad man, but ever imitate the excellent and the generous. But how should proud, insolent imposers upon churches, and malicious revilers of the uncorrupted gospel and its faithful preachers, be detested, exposed, and censured, as open enemies to it and them, and as injurious and domineering lords over God's heritage, who will neither do good themselves, nor suffer others to do it that would! In such cases we may indeed rejoice with a friend, and feel that all will be well with him. 1 Peter 5:13, 1 Peter 5:14. Ver. and by which his mission from God was to … Demetrius hath good report of all men; all who know him bear testimony of his amiable and pious conversation; and of the truth itself, every one who would speak the truth, must acknowledge his excellence; and we, who are ministers of truth, declare our full approbation of him: and ye know that our record is true, and may be assuredly depended upon. (2) it is an unspeakable pleasure to a Christian to learn that his friends are living and acting as becomes sincere Christians; that they love what is true, and abound in the duties of hospitality charity, and benevolence, 3 John 1:3-6. how few are the instances of such prosperity of soul and spiritual concerns, as one would wish to be the measure of a proportional state of bodily health and success in temporal affairs! Friends. More resources, better tools and easier navigation Test drive it and tell us about your experience. Here in a friendly letter, mention of “friends" appropriately occurs. Our friends salute thee. He became man (John 1:14). Note; It is a sincere and heartfelt delight to the faithful ministers of Christ, to behold the children whom they have begotten in the gospel, walk worthy of their vocation. I hope. This and the preceding epistle both read over in reference to a new edition, Jan. 3rd, 1832. St. John knew all “by name,” and would have named them had space permitted. He had the true shepherd’s heart (cf.John 10:3, the only other place where occurs in N.T.). Peace be to thee; prosperity of every kind attend thee in body and soul. {See Trapp on "James 4:15"}. The word friend does not often occur in the New Testament, being swallowed up in the more endearing one of brother. salute. In this cause, thousands have labored in former times, and to the fact that they were “willing” to do it is to be traced all the happy influence of religion in the world. 14. Greet the friends by name - remember me to all those with whom I am acquainted, as if I had specified them by name. Bare witness (μαρτυρεῖ ) Present tense. Beloved, I wish above all things, that thou mayest prosper, and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth; and may your success in all temporal things, and your bodily health, bear pace with your spiritual prosperity. - Syriac Philoxenian. - A. C. But I trust I shall shortly see thee … - Notes at 2 John 1:12. The spirit of Diotrephes still rides high and mighty in the ecclesiastical counsels of the earth, denying and contradicting the holy teachings of Christ and his apostles; but the loving apostle unmasked it for what it is in the glowing lines of this precious fragment of the word of the Lord. - Latin text of the Complutensian. Note; It is a noble character indeed, so to behave as to be entitled to universal applause, and to be approved of God, and of all men of truth and integrity. Greek. Salute the friends by name — That is, in the same manner as if I had named them one by one. John 14:1 - 'Do not let your heart be troubled; believe in God, believe also in Me. 3. We have seen His glory, the glory of the one and only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth. they should value it enough to minister to their needs while there; if they regard it as the duty of any of their number to leave their comfortable homes in a Christian land in order to preach to the pagan, they should feel that those who go make far greater sacrifices than those who contribute to their support. Let us follow the example of Gaius - the hospitable Christian; the large-hearted philanthropist; the friend of the stranger; the helper of those who were engaged in the cause of the Lord - a man who opened his heart and his house to welcome them when driven out and disowned by others. The Third Epistle of St. John the apostle is ended. 14. And now] When the ministry is completed. *. John 1:6-8 set forth the Baptist's witness to the Word as the general light of men. By name - no less than if their names were written (Bengel). He testifies the satisfaction that he felt in the report which he had heard. And, though there be no prospect of any requital from them, God will open to them his celestial treasure, and they shall be recompensed in the resurrection of the just. by name — not less than if their names were written [Bengel]. Most Greek texts divide a, th verse, as the TEV has done.] was a very usual salutation among the Jews, by which they wished every possible blessing might come upon their friends they thus saluted. No one can properly estimate the evil which one such man can do, nor the calamity which comes upon a church when such a man places himself at its head. The Vulgate Latin version reads, "the friends": the members in general; and the Alexandrian copy reads, "the brethren"; and the Syriac version, our brethren: and then the epistle is closed thus. Comp. The third of John. but I hope shortly to see thee, and we shall speak face to face. When a friend learns this of a distant friend; when a pastor learns this of his people from whom be may be for a time separated; when those who have been instrumental in converting others learn this of their spiritual children; when a parent learns it of a son or daughter separated from him; when a teacher learns it of those who were formerly under his care, there is no joy that goes more directly to the heart than this - nothing that fills the soul with more true thankfulness and peace. * The Reader is referred to the different Authors mentioned often already. It is usually supposed that the contemplated visit here is the same as that mentioned in 2John. These files are public domain. No man cometh unto the Father, but by me. The welfare of the soul is indeed the great object, and the first desire in regard to a friend should be that his salvation may be secured; but in connection with that we may properly wish them health of body, and success in their lawful undertakings. Philippians 1:4, Philippians 1:21. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth. St. John's saluting the faithful Christians by name, shewed his paternal and affectionate regard for them, and tended, under the divine blessing, to keep them … As in 2 John 1:12. It is the teaching of the text here that, "The salutation was to be given to each individual separately."[44]. Salute the friends by name. So John felt it to be the duty of the church in regard to those who went forth in his time; and so, when the church, under the influence of Diotrephes, had refused to do it, he commended Gaius for performing that duty, 3 John 1:6, 3 John 1:8. ) is a very different character the greater one of brother Standard Version ' StudyLight.org. A friend, and we will speak face to face 1:14 ) Third. He remembered them as individuals, but submits to God excellent sentiments which. 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So in John 1:14 ho Logos sarx egeneto “the Word became flesh,” not “the flesh became Word.” Luther argues that here John disposes of Arianism also because the Logos was eternally God, fellowship of Father and Son, what Origen called the Eternal Generation of the Son (each necessary to the other). The Third Epistle of John the apostle is ended. 4. Such expressions as John 1:14, John 2:11, which indicate that already while on earth a divine glory was manifest in Christ, in no degree contradict but rather confirm such statements as the present. 2. The tremendous importance of this letter is seen in the fact that it deals with the prime sin of the ages, the seeking and the grasping on the part of evil men for the control levers of God's church on earth. This is the Hebrew style of greeting (1 Peter 5:14). Wherefore if, or when, I come, I will remember his deeds which he doeth, and severely animadvert upon his imperious and uncharitable conduct, prating against us with malicious words, assuming the most insolent airs, and daring even to cast reproach on the divinely-constituted apostles of the Son of God: and not content therewith, neither doth he himself receive the brethren to any hospitable entertainment in his house, and forbiddeth them that would; and, when any notwithstanding disobey his mandates, and receive, assist, and further in their way those faithful ministers of Christ, who travel preaching the gospel, he casteth them out of the church, merely for presuming to disobey his wicked commands and usurped authority. But I trust I shall shortly see thee, and we shall speak face to face. Click the Bible to visit the new StudyLight.org being developed!! (14)Christ is proved to be the Son of God by the coming down of the Holy Spirit, by the Father's voice, and by John's testimony. They often go among people as little able and disposed to build churches and school-houses as the pagan are. I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth. The second token of Christ's union with the Father would be manifested in the efficacy of prayer made in his name. John 1:23 - He said, 'I am a voice of one crying in the wilderness, ‘Make straight the way of the Lord ,' as Isaiah the prophet said.' 14. It signifies to erect such a building as was used on festival occasions, when a man invited and enjoyed the company of his friends. 5. θινὸς, John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible, Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible, John Lightfoot's Commentary on the Gospels, Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament, Frédéric Louis Godet - Commentary on Selected Books, Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament, Greek Testament Critical Exegetical Commentary, Heinrich Meyer's Critical and Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament, Johann Albrecht Bengel's Gnomon of the New Testament, Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible, Alexander MacLaren's Expositions of Holy Scripture, Justin Edwards' Family Bible New Testament, Schaff's Popular Commentary on the New Testament, Joseph Benson's Commentary of the Old and New Testaments, George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary, J. C. Ryle's Expository Thoughts on the Gospels, Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged, Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers, Commentary by J.C.Philpot on select texts of the Bible, Ernst Hengstenberg on John, Revelation, Ecclesiastes, Ezekiel & Psalms. If we are satisfied that a man is a Christian, we should receive him as such, however he may be regarded by others; nor should we hesitate to help him forward in his Christian course, or in any way to assist him to do good. on StudyLight.org 3 John 1:14. The end of the Third catholic Epistle of St John. What community is more prospered, or is more rich in all that promotes the temporal welfare of man, than that where the gospel has the most decided influence? The end of the epistles of the pure Apostle and Evangelist John. In this cause, the “brethren” referred to by John went forth to labor. Face to face - `mouth to mouth.'. John 14:13,14. The former (friends) is a very singular appellation, and nowhere else found in Scripture; the latter is of frequent occurrence. The Evangelist shows what was that coming of Christ which he had mentioned; namely, that having been clothed with our flesh, he showed himself openly to the world. 3John 1:15. , pax tibi, the Jewish greeting, (Judges 6:23; Judges 19:20), , those at Ephesus; , those with Gaius. The church referred to by the apostle would have done its duty well enough, if it had not been for one ambitious and worldly man. As a man of wealth, of talents, and of learning, may do great good, if his heart is right, so may a man similarly endowed do proportionate evil if his heart is wicked. Note; (1.) I wrote unto the church: but Diotrephes, who loveth to have the pre-eminence among them, and proudly to lord it over them, receiveth us not, pays no regard to our apostolic injunctions. That, under a faithful ministry, and with the Divine blessing, will not be long; always for the gospel, when it secures a hold in a community, makes men feel that it confers infinitely more blessings than it takes away, and that, even in a pecuniary point of view, it contributes more by far than it takes. Now, as then, from the nature of the case, missionaries to the pagan must go “taking nothing” of those among whom they labor, and expecting that, for a long time at least, they will do nothing for their support. To this meaning of the word, which is a common one in the best Greek writers, the evangelist might allude, to point out Christ's associating his disciples with himself; living, conversing, eating, and drinking with them: so that, while they had the fullest proof of his Divinity by the miracles which he wrought, they had the clearest evidence of his humanity, by his tabernacling among, eating, drinking, and conversing with them. Note; (1.) With this huge step of becoming flesh, we see that Jesus willingly sets aside His divine rights. Greet the friends with thee by name, presenting to each my most affectionate remembrances. on StudyLight.org aspazomai. Titus 3:15. Either at Ephesus, where John was, or rather at the place where Gaius lived, see 3 John 1:10; and we shall speak face to face; freely and familiarly converse together about these things, which were not thought proper to be committed to writing: peace be to thee; which was the usual form of salutation with the Jews, and John was one; See Gill on John 20:19; our friends salute thee; or send their Christian salutation to thee, wishing all health and prosperity in soul and body; meaning the members of the church at Ephesus: the Arabic version reads, "thy friends"; such at Ephesus as had a particular knowledge of him, and affection for him. Click the Bible to visit the new StudyLight.org being developed!! Greet the friends by name - That is, each one individually. 3 John 1:14. He concludes with the usual Christian salutations. But in how few cases, even among professed Christians, can we (with propriety) make the prosperity of the soul the standard by which to measure the happiness which we desire for them in other respects! 14.By name—Says Bengel, “just as if their names were written.” But as John knew the Church only by occasional visitations, and is writing only a private letter, he sends greeting not to the Church generally, but only to the special friends whom Gaius well knew, and to whom he would show this epistle. Generally translated "immediately", or "straightway". He commends his kind and charitable conduct. Our friends salute thee - Desire to be affectionately remembered to thee. 15. The friends salute thee ... salute the friends by name ... —Says Bengel, “just as if their names were written.” But as John knew the Church only by occasional visitations, and is writing only a private letter, he sends greeting not to the Church generally, but only to the special. And yet the epistle contains many excellent sentiments, which, if judiciously handled, might be very useful to the Church of God. John 1:1-14 The Word in Eternity, in the World, and in the Flesh; John 1:8, 35 The Light and the Lamps; John 1:14, Rev 8:15, 21:3 Three Tabernacles; John 1:16 The Fulness of Christ; John 1:17 Grace and Truth; John 1:29 The World’s Sin-bearer; John 1:37-39 The First Disciples: I. John and Andrew; John 1:40-42 The First Disciples: II. - Arabic. 2. Peace be to thee - Mayest thou possess every requisite good, both of a spiritual and temporal kind. This is the Hebrew style of greeting (, This is a personal letter. John 1:14-18. John expects to visit Gaius soon. On the tenderness of the greetings here, see under 3 John 1:1:13, above. 1. The decisions of a church, under some proud and ambitious partisan leader, are often eminently unjust and harsh. They go as strangers. He mentions Demetrius as an excellent man, and worthy of imitation. [Chapter and verse divisions date from the sixteenth century. He remembered them as individuals, but did not deem it proper to specify them. They are doubly wicked, who neither will do good themselves, nor suffer those to do it, who are willing. John may have made regular tours to the churches of the area. 4. I had many things to write, but I will not with ink and pen write unto thee; but I trust I shall shortly see thee, and we shall speak face to face, when I can more fully communicate all my mind. Nothing is more contrary to the spirit of a Christian minister, than overbearing arrogance and pride. Points out a man of a very different character. To report dead links, typos, or html errors or suggestions about making these resources more useful use the convenient, Baker Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology, But I trust I shall shortly see thee … -. John 1:14. greet the friends by name; meaning those that were where Gaius lived, to whom the apostle sends his salutation, and desires it might be delivered to each of them, as if they had been mentioned by name. I hope (ελπιζω — elpizō) - We shall speak (λαλησομεν — lalēsomen). friends — a title seldom used in the New Testament, as it is absorbed in the higher titles of “brother, brethren.” Still Christ recognizes the relation of friend also, based on the highest grounds, obedience to Him from love, and entailing the highest privileges, admission to the intimacy of the holy and glorious God, and sympathizing Savior; so Christians have “friends” in Christ. 14 The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. This and the epistle of James are the only epistles which are concluded without the word "Amen". (6) we may see from this Epistle that churches “ought” to be united in promoting the cause of religion, 3 John 1:8-9. Our friends salute thee. (John 1:14 ESV) Jesus, the Word, 100% God, steps out of heaven, takes on the flesh of humankind, and enters our world. Peace be to thee. The elder, John, unto the well-beloved Gaius, whom I love in the truth, as a faithful member of Jesus Christ. 1 Corinthians 16:21; 1 Corinthians 16:24. 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. May all religious affection be ever preserved among true believers, and mutual sincere wishes of every kind of happiness, both temporal and spiritual, be cultivated between them, with cordial friendship one towards another! Lamentations 1:14 - 'The yoke of my transgressions is bound; By His hand they are knit together. John 1:14 - And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we saw His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth. Seldom in the New Testament, as it is absorbed in the higher title, 'brother, brethren.' In this cause, and with this spirit, the apostles spent their lives. Of his fulness - In John 1:14 the evangelist has said that Christ was "full of grace and truth." To write such things as these to Christian friends, as occasions offer, is very useful: but how much more delightful and advantageous is it to converse freely together about them! Still, Christ recognizes the relation of friend (John 15:13-15; James 2:23), based on the highest grounds-obedience from love, entailing the highest privileges-admission to the intimacy of the holy God and sympathizing Saviour: so Christians have "friends" in Christ. Speak face to face; otoma prov stoma, viz. They are strangers to the true knowledge of God: but all who, from principles of faith and love, seek and do the things that please him, are his children, and ought, for his sake, to assist ministering servants in their Lord's work, that they may bear a part with them in propagating evangelical truth and the good of precious souls. Friends. Literary plural really singular like ελπιζω — elpizō to face (στομα προς στομα — stoma pros stoma). eutheos. I shall, &c. = to see (App-133.) [44] Charles C. Ryrie, Wycliffe Bible Commentary, New Testament (Chicago: Moody Press, 1971), p. 1038. Copyright Statement. It is not common that in their spiritual interests they are so much more prosperous than they are in other respects, that we can make that the standard of our wishes in regard to them, but it sometimes does occur, as in the case of Gaius. The third of John to Caius concerning Demetrius, of whom he witnesses the most excellent things. Nothing is more obvious, therefore, than that those who have the gospel, and who have learned to prize and value it in some measure is it should be, should contribute to the support of those who go to convey its blessings to others, until those to whom they go shall so learn to prize it as to be able and willing to maintain it. John 1:14; John 1:17; John 6:50-51; John 11:25-26.) (2.) Sorry but your search resulted in no verses being found. John may have made regular tours to the churches of the area. The Lord has given me into the hands Of those against whom I am not able to stand. Our friends salute thee - That is, your friends and mine. σι φυλάττειν πρόβατα, αὐτὸς κατεσθίων. To build a booth, tent, or temporary hut, for present shelter or convenience; and does not properly signify a lasting habitation or dwelling place; and is therefore fitly applied to the human nature of Christ, which, like the tabernacle of old, was to be here only for a temporary residence for the eternal Divinity. For I rejoiced greatly when the brethren came, and testified of the truth that is in thee, of thy faith and love unfeigned; even as thou walkest in the truth, adorning with all manner of holy conversation thy Christian profession. A title seldom found in the New Testament, since it is absorbed by the greater one of brotherhood. This verse gives the Baptist's witness to the personal Word become flesh. (Menochius). Our friends salute thee, joining in all Christian wishes. [Chapter and verse divisions date from the sixteenth century. Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges. (1) It is proper to desire for our friends all temporal good; to wish their happiness in every respect, 3 John 1:2. See Acts 18:22. 1 Corinthians 16:19, 1 Corinthians 16:20; 2 Corinthians 13:12, 2 Corinthians 13:13. This is why John says friends rather than brothers. Peace - inward of conscience; fraternal of friendship; supernal of glory (Lyra). Related Resources. Bodily health is a singular mercy, especially as it enables us more eminently to improve our spiritual gifts and graces for the good of mankind. But I trust] He could promise nothing peremptorily, but submits to God. (4) it is our duty to contribute to the support of those who thus go among the pagan, and to help them in every way in which we can promote the object which they have in view. Face to face] As iron whets iron, so doth the face of a man his friend. 2: , , , , . Hitherto prayer … Note; They who devote themselves to the ministry, foregoing all worldly pursuits for the love of Christ and immortal souls, deserve every kindness at our hands that we can shew them. In the human nature He assumed He suffered death (Philippians 2:8). 2. This is a personal letter. Please modify your queries and try again. (2.) In a friendly letter, mention of "friends" appropriately occurs. It has always been the prevailing spirit when religion has flourished in the church. Such a man, by his talents, his address, his superior learning, his wealth, or by his arrogance, pride, and self-confidence, may control a church, and effectually hinder its promoting the work of religion. And O, that it were more universal! thee, &c. shortly. There is nothing that confers so much power on men as the control in religious matters; and hence, in all ages, proud and ambitious men have sought dominion over the conscience, and have sought to bring the sentiments of people on religion to subjection to their will. At such times there have been many who were willing to leave their own quiet homes, and the religious privileges connected with a well-organized church, and to break away from the ties which bind to country and kindred, and to go among a distant people to publish salvation. Peace be to thee. Doddridge says, “What a curse would this bring upon many to wish that they might prosper even as their souls prospered!” Of how much property would they at once be deprived; how embarrassed would be their affairs; how pale, and wan, and sickly would they be, if they should be in all respects as they are in their spiritual interests! Ignat., ad Smyrn., xiii. by oral conference, which he hoped ere long to have opportunity for. This was the true “whither” which they knew not. Quite otherwise I! (5) for the same reason it is our duty to contribute to the support of missionaries in the destitute places of our own land, 3 John 1:8. Greet the friends by name.— St. John's saluting the faithful Christians by name, shewed his paternal and affectionate regard for them, and tended, under the divine blessing, to keep them steadfast in the truth and purity of the gospel. They go to those who do not believe the truth of the gospel; who are attached to their own superstitions; who contribute largely to the support of their own temples, and altars, and priesthood; who are, as yet, incapable of appreciating the value of a purer religion; who have no desire for it, and who are disposed to reject it. John 1:14 The Word became flesh and made His dwelling among us. The usual friendly salation from friends, just another affectionate title from the mind of the loving John. (8) there may be circumstances where it is proper - where it is a duty - to receive those who have been cast out of the church, 3 John 1:8. No book related resources for this page. 3John 1:15. φίλους, friends) Compare John 15:15. Peace — peace inward of conscience, peace fraternal of friendship, peace supernal of glory [Lyra]. And the Speech was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only-begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth. Let us imitate Demetrius, in obtaining a good report of those who know us; in so living that, if the aged apostle John were still on earth, we might be worthy of his commendation, and more than all, of the approbation of that gracious Saviour before whom these good men have long since gone, and in whose presence we also must soon appear. And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do. Simon Peter ; John 1:43 The First Disciples: III. (3) it is the duty and the privilege of those who love the cause of religion to go and preach the gospel to those who are destitute, expecting to receive nothing from them, and doing it as a work of pure benevolence, 3 John 1:7. Home > Study Desk. The human nature in Him dying, by that death He expiated the sins of human persons (Isaiah 53:5-6). If the churches value the gospel enough to send their brethren among the pagan to propagate it. Thus in the Trinity we see personal fellowship on an equality. John was an eyewitness of the reported occurrences though, as he himself writes (John 1:14; John 19:35). Greet = Salute. This is a proof to me that this epistle was not sent to Corinth, where it is not likely John ever was; and where it is not likely he had any particular acquaintances, unless we could suppose he had seen some of them when he was an exile in Patmos, an island in the Aegean Sea. For other particulars concerning John, the reader is requested to refer to the preface to his gospel. The most modest, humble, devoted, and zealous men, under a charge of heresy, or of some slight aberration from the formulas of doctrine, may be cast out as unworthy to be recognized as ministers of the gospel, or even as unworthy to have a place at the table of the Lord. 3. on StudyLight.org General Search for 'John 1:14' within '' on StudyLight.org. I have already shown in the preface to those epistles termed catholic, that the word καθολικος is not to be taken here, and elsewhere in these epistles, as signifying universal, but canonical; for it would be absurd to call an epistle universal that was written to a private individual. (7) we may see, from this Epistle, the evil of having one troublesome man in the church, 3 John 1:10. Beloved, follow not that which is evil, but that which is good; let no height of station or office lead you to copy a bad man, but ever imitate the excellent and the generous. But how should proud, insolent imposers upon churches, and malicious revilers of the uncorrupted gospel and its faithful preachers, be detested, exposed, and censured, as open enemies to it and them, and as injurious and domineering lords over God's heritage, who will neither do good themselves, nor suffer others to do it that would! In such cases we may indeed rejoice with a friend, and feel that all will be well with him. 1 Peter 5:13, 1 Peter 5:14. Ver. and by which his mission from God was to … Demetrius hath good report of all men; all who know him bear testimony of his amiable and pious conversation; and of the truth itself, every one who would speak the truth, must acknowledge his excellence; and we, who are ministers of truth, declare our full approbation of him: and ye know that our record is true, and may be assuredly depended upon. (2) it is an unspeakable pleasure to a Christian to learn that his friends are living and acting as becomes sincere Christians; that they love what is true, and abound in the duties of hospitality charity, and benevolence, 3 John 1:3-6. how few are the instances of such prosperity of soul and spiritual concerns, as one would wish to be the measure of a proportional state of bodily health and success in temporal affairs! Friends. More resources, better tools and easier navigation Test drive it and tell us about your experience. Here in a friendly letter, mention of “friends" appropriately occurs. Our friends salute thee. He became man (John 1:14). Note; It is a sincere and heartfelt delight to the faithful ministers of Christ, to behold the children whom they have begotten in the gospel, walk worthy of their vocation. I hope. This and the preceding epistle both read over in reference to a new edition, Jan. 3rd, 1832. St. John knew all “by name,” and would have named them had space permitted. He had the true shepherd’s heart (cf.John 10:3, the only other place where occurs in N.T.). Peace be to thee; prosperity of every kind attend thee in body and soul. {See Trapp on "James 4:15"}. The word friend does not often occur in the New Testament, being swallowed up in the more endearing one of brother. salute. In this cause, thousands have labored in former times, and to the fact that they were “willing” to do it is to be traced all the happy influence of religion in the world. 14. Greet the friends by name - remember me to all those with whom I am acquainted, as if I had specified them by name. Bare witness (μαρτυρεῖ ) Present tense. Beloved, I wish above all things, that thou mayest prosper, and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth; and may your success in all temporal things, and your bodily health, bear pace with your spiritual prosperity. - Syriac Philoxenian. - A. C. But I trust I shall shortly see thee … - Notes at 2 John 1:12. The spirit of Diotrephes still rides high and mighty in the ecclesiastical counsels of the earth, denying and contradicting the holy teachings of Christ and his apostles; but the loving apostle unmasked it for what it is in the glowing lines of this precious fragment of the word of the Lord. - Latin text of the Complutensian. Note; It is a noble character indeed, so to behave as to be entitled to universal applause, and to be approved of God, and of all men of truth and integrity. Greek. Salute the friends by name — That is, in the same manner as if I had named them one by one. John 14:1 - 'Do not let your heart be troubled; believe in God, believe also in Me. 3. We have seen His glory, the glory of the one and only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth. they should value it enough to minister to their needs while there; if they regard it as the duty of any of their number to leave their comfortable homes in a Christian land in order to preach to the pagan, they should feel that those who go make far greater sacrifices than those who contribute to their support. Let us follow the example of Gaius - the hospitable Christian; the large-hearted philanthropist; the friend of the stranger; the helper of those who were engaged in the cause of the Lord - a man who opened his heart and his house to welcome them when driven out and disowned by others. The Third Epistle of St. John the apostle is ended. 14. And now] When the ministry is completed. *. John 1:6-8 set forth the Baptist's witness to the Word as the general light of men. By name - no less than if their names were written (Bengel). He testifies the satisfaction that he felt in the report which he had heard. And, though there be no prospect of any requital from them, God will open to them his celestial treasure, and they shall be recompensed in the resurrection of the just. by name — not less than if their names were written [Bengel]. Most Greek texts divide a, th verse, as the TEV has done.] was a very usual salutation among the Jews, by which they wished every possible blessing might come upon their friends they thus saluted. No one can properly estimate the evil which one such man can do, nor the calamity which comes upon a church when such a man places himself at its head. The Vulgate Latin version reads, "the friends": the members in general; and the Alexandrian copy reads, "the brethren"; and the Syriac version, our brethren: and then the epistle is closed thus. Comp. The third of John. but I hope shortly to see thee, and we shall speak face to face. When a friend learns this of a distant friend; when a pastor learns this of his people from whom be may be for a time separated; when those who have been instrumental in converting others learn this of their spiritual children; when a parent learns it of a son or daughter separated from him; when a teacher learns it of those who were formerly under his care, there is no joy that goes more directly to the heart than this - nothing that fills the soul with more true thankfulness and peace. * The Reader is referred to the different Authors mentioned often already. It is usually supposed that the contemplated visit here is the same as that mentioned in 2John. These files are public domain. No man cometh unto the Father, but by me. The welfare of the soul is indeed the great object, and the first desire in regard to a friend should be that his salvation may be secured; but in connection with that we may properly wish them health of body, and success in their lawful undertakings. Philippians 1:4, Philippians 1:21. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth. St. John's saluting the faithful Christians by name, shewed his paternal and affectionate regard for them, and tended, under the divine blessing, to keep them … As in 2 John 1:12. It is the teaching of the text here that, "The salutation was to be given to each individual separately."[44]. Salute the friends by name. 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