3 John 1:9
Good News Translation
I wrote a short letter to the church; but Diotrephes, who likes to be their leader, will not pay any attention to what I say.

Contemporary English Version
I wrote to the church. But Diotrephes likes to be the number-one leader, and he won't pay any attention to us.

Douay-Rheims Bible
I had written perhaps to the church: but Diotrephes, who loveth to have the preeminence among them, doth not receive us.

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I had written perhaps to the church: but Diotrephes, who loveth to have the preeminence among them, doth not receive us.

who loveth.

Matthew 20:20-28 Then came to him the mother of the sons of Zebedee with her sons, adoring and asking something of him. . . .

Matthew 23:4-8 For they bind heavy and insupportable burdens and lay them on men's shoulders: but with a finger of their own they will not move them. . . .

Mark 9:34 But they held their peace, for in the way they had disputed among themselves, which of them should be the greatest.

Mark 10:35-45 And James and John, the sons of Zebedee, come to him, saying: Master, we desire that whatsoever we shall ask, thou wouldst do it for us. . . .

Luke 22:24-27 And there was also a strife amongst them, which of them should seem to be the greater. . . .

Romans 12:10 Loving one another with the charity of brotherhood: with honour preventing one another.

Philippians 2:3-5 Let nothing be done through contention: neither by vain glory. But in humility, let each esteem others better than themselves: . . .

Titus 1:7-16 For a bishop must be without crime, as the steward of God: not proud, not subject to anger, nor given to wine, no striker, not greedy of filthy lucre: . . .

receiveth.

3 John 1:8 We therefore ought to receive such: that we may be fellow helpers of the truth.

Matthew 10:40-42 He that receiveth you, receiveth me: and he that receiveth me, receiveth him that sent me. . . .

Mark 9:37 Whosoever shall receive one such child as this in my name receiveth me. And whosoever shall receive me receiveth not me but him that sent me.

Luke 9:48 And said to them: Whosoever shall receive this child in my name receiveth me; and whosoever shall receive me receiveth him that sent me. For he that is the lesser among you all, he is the greater.

Context
Diotrephes and Demetrius
8We therefore ought to receive such: that we may be fellow helpers of the truth. 9I had written perhaps to the church: but Diotrephes, who loveth to have the preeminence among them, doth not receive us. 10For this cause, if I come, I will advertise his works which he doth; with malicious words prating against us. And as if these things were not enough for him, neither doth he himself receive the brethren, and them that do receive them he forbiddeth, and casteth out of the church.…
Cross References
Matthew 7:8
For every one that asketh, receiveth: and he that seeketh, findeth: and to him that knocketh, it shall be opened.

Colossians 1:18
And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in all things he may hold the primacy:

2 John 1:9
Whosoever revolteth and continueth not in the doctrine of Christ hath not God. He that continueth in the doctrine, the same hath both the Father and the Son.

3 John 1:8
We therefore ought to receive such: that we may be fellow helpers of the truth.

Additional Translations
I have written to the church about this, but Diotrephes, who loves to be first, will not accept our instruction.

I have written something to the church; but Diotrephes, the one loving to be first among them, does not welcome us.

I wrote to the church: but Diotrephes, who loves to have the preeminence among them, receives us not.

I wrote somewhat unto the church: but Diotrephes, who loveth to have the preeminence among them, receiveth us not.

I wrote something to the assembly; but Diotrephes, who loves to have the first place among them, receives us not.

I wrote somewhat unto the church: but Diotrephes, who loveth to have the preeminence among them, receiveth us not.

I wrote to the church: but Diotrephes, who loveth to have the pre-eminence among them, receiveth us not.

I wrote to the Church, but Diotrephes, who loves to have the first place among them, refuses to listen to us.

I wrote to the assembly, but Diotrephes, who loves to be first among them, doesn't accept what we say.

I did write to the assembly, but he who is loving the first place among them -- Diotrephes -- doth not receive us;
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