3 John 1:4
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English Standard Version
I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.

King James Bible
I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth.

American Standard Version
Greater joy have I none than this, to hear of my children walking in the truth.

Douay-Rheims Bible
I have no greater grace than this, to hear that my children walk in truth.

English Revised Version
Greater joy have I none than this, to hear of my children walking in the truth.

Webster's Bible Translation
I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth.

Weymouth New Testament
I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are living in obedience to the truth.

3 John 1:4 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Joy (χαρὰν)

The texts vary; some reading χάριν grace or favor from God, on which see 2 John 1:3. Note the Greek order: greater joy than this have Inot.

My children (τὰ ἐμὰ τέκνα)

Lit., mine own children.

Walk (περιπατοῦντα)

Rev., rightly, walking. The participle expresses something habitual.

3 John 1:4 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

have.

Proverbs 23:24 The father of the righteous shall greatly rejoice: and he that begets a wise child shall have joy of him.

that.

Isaiah 8:18 Behold, I and the children whom the LORD has given me are for signs and for wonders in Israel from the LORD of hosts...

1 Corinthians 4:15 For though you have ten thousand instructors in Christ, yet have you not many fathers...

Galatians 4:19 My little children, of whom I travail in birth again until Christ be formed in you,

Philemon 1:10 I beseech you for my son Onesimus, whom I have begotten in my bonds:

walk.

1 Kings 2:4 That the LORD may continue his word which he spoke concerning me, saying, If your children take heed to their way...

1 Kings 3:6 And Solomon said, You have showed to your servant David my father great mercy, according as he walked before you in truth...

2 Kings 20:3 I beseech you, O LORD, remember now how I have walked before you in truth and with a perfect heart...

Psalm 26:1-3 Judge me, O LORD; for I have walked in my integrity: I have trusted also in the LORD; therefore I shall not slide...

Isaiah 38:3 And said, Remember now, O LORD, I beseech you, how I have walked before you in truth and with a perfect heart...

John 12:35,36 Then Jesus said to them, Yet a little while is the light with you. Walk while you have the light, lest darkness come on you...

Galatians 2:14 But when I saw that they walked not uprightly according to the truth of the gospel, I said to Peter before them all, If you, being a Jew...

Cross References
1 Corinthians 4:14
I do not write these things to make you ashamed, but to admonish you as my beloved children.

2 Corinthians 6:13
In return (I speak as to children) widen your hearts also.

Galatians 4:19
my little children, for whom I am again in the anguish of childbirth until Christ is formed in you!

1 Thessalonians 2:11
For you know how, like a father with his children,

1 Timothy 1:2
To Timothy, my true child in the faith: Grace, mercy, and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.

2 Timothy 1:2
To Timothy, my beloved child: Grace, mercy, and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.

Philemon 1:10
I appeal to you for my child, Onesimus, whose father I became in my imprisonment.

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