New American Standard Bible
For I was very glad when brethren came and testified to your truth, that is, how you are walking in truth.
King James Bible
For I rejoiced greatly, when the brethren came and testified of the truth that is in thee, even as thou walkest in the truth.
Darby Bible Translation
For I rejoiced exceedingly when the brethren came and bore testimony to thy holding fast the truth, even as thou walkest in truth.
World English Bible
For I rejoiced greatly, when brothers came and testified about your truth, even as you walk in truth.
Young's Literal Translation
for I rejoiced exceedingly, brethren coming and testifying of the truth in thee, even as thou in truth dost walk;
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
For I rejoiced greatly when the brethren came - Who these were is not certainly known. They may have been members of the same church with Gaius, who, for some reason, had visited the writer of this Epistle; or they may have been the "brethren" who had gone from him with a letter of commendation to the church, 3 John 1:9, and had been rejected by the church through the influence of Diotrephes, and who, after having been hospitably entertained by Gaius, had again returned to the writer of this Epistle. In that case, they would of course bear honorable testimony to the kindness which they had received from Gaius, and to his Christian character.
And testified of the truth that is in thee - That you adhere steadfastly to the truth, notwithstanding the fact that errors abound, and that there are many false teachers in the world.
Even as thou walkest in the truth - Livest in accordance with the truth. The writer had made the same remark of the children of Cyria, to whom the second Epistle was directed. See the notes at 2 John 1:4.
At this time Peter stood up in the midst of the brethren (a gathering of about one hundred and twenty persons was there together), and said,
1 Corinthians 13:6
does not rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth;
So then, while we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, and especially to those who are of the household of the faith.
2 John 1:4
I was very glad to find some of your children walking in truth, just as we have received commandment to do from the Father.
3 John 1:2
Beloved, I pray that in all respects you may prosper and be in good health, just as your soul prospers.
3 John 1:5
Beloved, you are acting faithfully in whatever you accomplish for the brethren, and especially when they are strangers;
3 John 1:10
For this reason, if I come, I will call attention to his deeds which he does, unjustly accusing us with wicked words; and not satisfied with this, he himself does not receive the brethren, either, and he forbids those who desire to do so and puts them out of the church.
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