New International 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.
Darby Bible Translation
I have no greater joy than these things that I hear of my children walking in the truth.
World English Bible
I have no greater joy than this, to hear about my children walking in truth.
Young's Literal Translation
greater than these things I have no joy, that I may hear of my children in truth walking.
3 John 1:4 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
To hear that my children - From this it has been inferred that Caius was one of St. John's converts, and consequently not the Corinthian Caius, who was converted, most probably, by St. Paul. But the apostle might use the term children here as implying those who were immediately under his pastoral care, and, being an old man, he had a right to use such terms in addressing his juniors both in age and grace; and there is much both of propriety and dignity in the appellation coming from such a person.
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[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 …
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1 Corinthians 4:14
I am writing this not to shame you but to warn you as my dear children.
2 Corinthians 6:13
As a fair exchange--I speak as to my children--open wide your hearts also.
My dear children, for whom I am again in the pains of childbirth until Christ is formed in you,
1 Thessalonians 2:11
For you know that we dealt with each of you as a father deals with his own children,
1 Timothy 1:2
To Timothy my true son in the faith: Grace, mercy and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.
2 Timothy 1:2
To Timothy, my dear son: Grace, mercy and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.
that I appeal to you for my son Onesimus, who became my son while I was in chains.
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