New Living Translation
I could have no greater joy than to hear that my children are following 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
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
1:4 I have no greater joy than this - Such is the spirit of every true Christian pastor. To hear that my children walk in the truth - Caius probably was converted by St. Paul. Therefore when St. John speaks of him. with other believers, as his children, it may be considered as the tender style of paternal love, whoever were the instruments of their conversion. And his using this appellation, when writing under the character of the elder, has its peculiar beauty.
1 Corinthians 4:14
I am not writing these things to shame you, but to warn you as my beloved children.
2 Corinthians 6:13
I am asking you to respond as if you were my own children. Open your hearts to us!
Oh, my dear children! I feel as if I'm going through labor pains for you again, and they will continue until Christ is fully developed in your lives.
1 Thessalonians 2:11
And you know that we treated each of you as a father treats his own children.
1 Timothy 1:2
I am writing to Timothy, my true son in the faith. May God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord give you grace, mercy, and peace.
2 Timothy 1:2
I am writing to Timothy, my dear son. May God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord give you grace, mercy, and peace.
I appeal to you to show kindness to my child, Onesimus. I became his father in the faith while here in prison.
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