New American Standard Bible
Beloved, you are acting faithfully in whatever you accomplish for the brethren, and especially when they are strangers;
King James Bible
Beloved, thou doest faithfully whatsoever thou doest to the brethren, and to strangers;
Darby Bible Translation
Beloved, thou doest faithfully in whatever thou mayest have wrought towards the brethren and that strangers,
World English Bible
Beloved, you do a faithful work in whatever you accomplish for those who are brothers and strangers.
Young's Literal Translation
Beloved, faithfully dost thou do whatever thou mayest work to the brethren and to the strangers,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Beloved, thou doest faithfully - In the previous verses the writer had commended Gaius for his attachment to truth, and his general correctness in his Christian life. He now speaks more particularly of his acts of generous hospitality, and says that he had fully, in that respect, done his duty as a Christian.
Whatsoever thou doest - In all your contact with them, and in all your conduct toward them. The particular thing which led to this remark was his hospitality; but the testimony respecting his general conduct had been such as to justify this commendation.
To the brethren - Probably to Christians who were well known to him - perhaps referring to Christians in his own church.
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,
contributing to the needs of the saints, practicing hospitality.
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.
Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by this some have entertained angels without knowing it.
3 John 1:3
For I was very glad when brethren came and testified to your truth, that is, how you are walking in truth.
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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