New International Version
Dear friend, I pray that you may enjoy good health and that all may go well with you, even as your soul is getting along well.
King James Bible
Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.
Darby Bible Translation
Beloved, I desire that in all things thou shouldest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospers.
World English Bible
Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be healthy, even as your soul prospers.
Young's Literal Translation
beloved, concerning all things I desire thee to prosper, and to be in health, even as thy soul doth prosper,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
I wish above all things - Περι παντων ευχομαι· Above all things I pray that thou mayest prosper, and be in health, και ὑγιαινειν· to which one MS. adds εν αληθεια, which gives it a different meaning, viz., that thou mayest be sound in the truth. The prayer of St. John for Caius includes three particulars:
1. Health of body;
2. Health of soul; and
3. Prosperity in secular affairs. That thou mayest Prosper and be in Health, as thy Soul Prospereth. These three things, so necessary to the comfort of life, every Christian may in a certain measure expect, and for them every Christian is authorized to pray; and we should have more of all three if we devoutly prayed for them.
It appears from the last clause that the soul of Caius was in a very prosperous state.
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wish. or, pray. above.
LibraryThe Books of the New Testament
[Sidenote: The Author.] The author describes himself as "Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ" (i. 1). Few books of the New Testament are so well attested as this Epistle. The external evidence for its authenticity is strong, and stronger than that for any other Catholic Epistle except 1 John. It seems to be quoted in Didache, i. 4. The letter of Polycarp written about A.D. 110 shows a complete familiarity with 1 Peter. He evidently regarded it as a letter of the highest authority. His contemporary …
Leighton Pullan—The Books of the New Testament
On hearing this, Jesus said, "It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick.
3 John 1:1
The elder, To my dear friend Gaius, whom I love in the truth.
3 John 1:3
It gave me great joy when some believers came and testified about your faithfulness to the truth, telling how you continue to walk in it.
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