3 John 1:8
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English Standard Version
Therefore we ought to support people like these, that we may be fellow workers for the truth.

King James Bible
We therefore ought to receive such, that we might be fellowhelpers to the truth.

American Standard Version
We therefore ought to welcome such, that we may be fellow-workers for the truth.

Douay-Rheims Bible
We therefore ought to receive such, that we may be fellow helpers of the truth.

English Revised Version
We therefore ought to welcome such, that we may be fellow-workers with the truth.

Webster's Bible Translation
We therefore ought to receive such, that we may be fellow-helpers to the truth.

Weymouth New Testament
It is therefore our duty to show hospitality to such men, so that we may be fellow workers in promoting the truth.

3 John 1:8 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Ought (ὀφείλομεν)

See on 1 John 2:6.

To receive (ἀπολαμβάνειν)

The best texts read ὑπολαμβάνειν to support; i.e., to welcome with the provision of hospitality. Rev., welcome. The verb means, originally, to take underneath in order to raise. Hence, to support. Figuratively, to take upon the mind, to suppose, as Luke 7:43; Acts 2:15 : to take up or follow in speech; hence to answer, as Luke 10:30.

Fellow-helpers to the truth (συνεργοὶ τῇ ἀληθείᾳ)

Lit., fellow-workers. The expression is explained in two ways: either fellow-workers with the teachers (τοιούτους such) in support of the truth; or fellow-workers with the truth. Adopt the latter, as Rev.

3 John 1:8 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

to receive.

3 John 1:10 Why, if I come, I will remember his deeds which he does, prating against us with malicious words: and not content therewith...

Matthew 10:14,40 And whoever shall not receive you, nor hear your words, when you depart out of that house or city, shake off the dust of your feet...

Luke 11:7 And he from within shall answer and say, Trouble me not: the door is now shut, and my children are with me in bed...

2 Corinthians 7:2,3 Receive us; we have wronged no man, we have corrupted no man, we have defrauded no man...

fellow-helpers.

1 Corinthians 3:5-9 Who then is Paul, and who is Apollos, but ministers by whom you believed, even as the Lord gave to every man...

1 Corinthians 16:10,11 Now if Timotheus come, see that he may be with you without fear: for he works the work of the Lord, as I also do...

2 Corinthians 6:1 We then, as workers together with him, beseech you also that you receive not the grace of God in vain.

2 Corinthians 8:23 Whether any do inquire of Titus, he is my partner and fellow helper concerning you: or our brothers be inquired of...

Philippians 4:3 And I entreat you also, true yoke fellow, help those women which labored with me in the gospel, with Clement also...

Colossians 4:11 And Jesus, which is called Justus, who are of the circumcision. These only are my fellow workers to the kingdom of God...

1 Thessalonians 3:2 And sent Timotheus, our brother, and minister of God, and our fellow laborer in the gospel of Christ, to establish you...

Philemon 1:2 And to our beloved Apphia, and Archippus our fellow soldier, and to the church in your house:

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Cross References
3 John 1:7
For they have gone out for the sake of the name, accepting nothing from the Gentiles.

3 John 1:9
I have written something to the church, but Diotrephes, who likes to put himself first, does not acknowledge our authority.

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