3 John 1:4
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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
Commentary
Clarke'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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have.

Proverbs 23:24 The father of the righteous shall greatly rejoice: and he that begets a wise child shall have joy of him.

that.

Isaiah 8:18 Behold, I and the children whom the LORD has given me are for signs and for wonders in Israel from the LORD of hosts...

1 Corinthians 4:15 For though you have ten thousand instructors in Christ, yet have you not many fathers...

Galatians 4:19 My little children, of whom I travail in birth again until Christ be formed in you,

Philemon 1:10 I beseech you for my son Onesimus, whom I have begotten in my bonds:

walk.

1 Kings 2:4 That the LORD may continue his word which he spoke concerning me, saying, If your children take heed to their way...

1 Kings 3:6 And Solomon said, You have showed to your servant David my father great mercy, according as he walked before you in truth...

2 Kings 20:3 I beseech you, O LORD, remember now how I have walked before you in truth and with a perfect heart...

Psalm 26:1-3 Judge me, O LORD; for I have walked in my integrity: I have trusted also in the LORD; therefore I shall not slide...

Isaiah 38:3 And said, Remember now, O LORD, I beseech you, how I have walked before you in truth and with a perfect heart...

John 12:35,36 Then Jesus said to them, Yet a little while is the light with you. Walk while you have the light, lest darkness come on you...

Galatians 2:14 But when I saw that they walked not uprightly according to the truth of the gospel, I said to Peter before them all, If you, being a Jew...

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The 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

Cross References
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.

Galatians 4:19
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.

Philemon 1:10
that I appeal to you for my son Onesimus, who became my son while I was in chains.

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