New Living Translation
I wrote to the church about this, but Diotrephes, who loves to be the leader, refuses to have anything to do with us.
King James Bible
I wrote unto the church: but Diotrephes, who loveth to have the preeminence among them, receiveth us not.
Darby Bible Translation
I wrote something to the assembly; but Diotrephes, who loves to have the first place among them, receives us not.
World English Bible
I wrote to the assembly, but Diotrephes, who loves to be first among them, doesn't accept what we say.
Young's Literal Translation
I did write to the assembly, but he who is loving the first place among them -- Diotrephes -- doth not receive us;
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
1:9 I wrote to the church - Probably that to which they came. But Diotrephes - Perhaps the pastor of it. Who loveth to have the preeminence among them - To govern all things according to his own will. Receiveth us not - Neither them nor me. So did the mystery of iniquity already work!
For everyone who asks, receives. Everyone who seeks, finds. And to everyone who knocks, the door will be opened.
Christ is also the head of the church, which is his body. He is the beginning, supreme over all who rise from the dead. So he is first in everything.
2 John 1:9
Anyone who wanders away from this teaching has no relationship with God. But anyone who remains in the teaching of Christ has a relationship with both the Father and the Son.
3 John 1:8
So we ourselves should support them so that we can be their partners as they teach the truth.
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