3 John 1:11
Text Analysis
Strong'sGreekEnglishMorphology
27 [e]Ἀγαπητέ,
Agapēte
Beloved,Adj-VMS
3361 [e]μὴ
notAdv
3401 [e]μιμοῦ
mimou
do imitateV-PMM/P-2S
3588 [e]τὸ
to
what [is]Art-ANS
2556 [e]κακὸν
kakon
evil,Adj-ANS
235 [e]ἀλλὰ
alla
butConj
3588 [e]τὸ
to
what [is]Art-ANS
18 [e]ἀγαθόν.
agathon
good.Adj-ANS
3588 [e]
ho
The [one]Art-NMS
15 [e]ἀγαθοποιῶν
agathopoiōn
doing good,V-PPA-NMS
1537 [e]ἐκ
ek
ofPrep
3588 [e]τοῦ
tou
- Art-GMS
2316 [e]Θεοῦ
Theou
GodN-GMS
1510 [e]ἐστιν·
estin
is;V-PIA-3S
3588 [e]
ho
the [one]Art-NMS
2554 [e]κακοποιῶν
kakopoiōn
doing evil,V-PPA-NMS
3756 [e]οὐχ
ouch
notAdv
3708 [e]ἑώρακεν
heōraken
has seenV-RIA-3S
3588 [e]τὸν
ton
- Art-AMS
2316 [e]Θεόν.
Theon
God.N-AMS









Greek Texts
ΙΩΑΝΝΟΥ Γ΄ 1:11 Greek NT: Nestle 1904
Ἀγαπητέ, μὴ μιμοῦ τὸ κακὸν ἀλλὰ τὸ ἀγαθόν. ὁ ἀγαθοποιῶν ἐκ τοῦ Θεοῦ ἐστιν· ὁ κακοποιῶν οὐχ ἑώρακεν τὸν Θεόν.

ΙΩΑΝΝΟΥ Γ΄ 1:11 Greek NT: Westcott and Hort 1881
Ἀγαπητέ, μὴ μιμοῦ τὸ κακὸν ἀλλὰ τὸ ἀγαθόν. ὁ ἀγαθοποιῶν ἐκ τοῦ θεοῦ ἐστίν· ὁ κακοποιῶν οὐχ ἑώρακεν τὸν θεόν.

ΙΩΑΝΝΟΥ Γ΄ 1:11 Greek NT: Westcott and Hort / [NA27 and UBS4 variants]
Ἀγαπητέ, μὴ μιμοῦ τὸ κακὸν ἀλλὰ τὸ ἀγαθόν. ὁ ἀγαθοποιῶν ἐκ τοῦ θεοῦ ἐστίν· ὁ κακοποιῶν οὐχ ἑώρακεν τὸν θεόν.

ΙΩΑΝΝΟΥ Γ΄ 1:11 Greek NT: RP Byzantine Majority Text 2005
Ἀγαπητέ, μὴ μιμοῦ τὸ κακόν, ἀλλὰ τὸ ἀγαθόν. Ὁ ἀγαθοποιῶν ἐκ τοῦ θεοῦ ἐστίν· ὁ κακοποιῶν οὐχ ἑώρακεν τὸν θεόν.

ΙΩΑΝΝΟΥ Γ΄ 1:11 Greek NT: Greek Orthodox Church
Ἀγαπητέ, μὴ μιμοῦ τὸ κακὸν, ἀλλὰ τὸ ἀγαθόν. ὁ ἀγαθοποιῶν ἐκ τοῦ Θεοῦ ἐστιν· ὁ κακοποιῶν οὐχ ἑώρακε τὸν Θεόν.

ΙΩΑΝΝΟΥ Γ΄ 1:11 Greek NT: Tischendorf 8th Edition
ἀγαπητός μή μιμέομαι ὁ κακός ἀλλά ὁ ἀγαθός ὁ ἀγαθοποιέω ἐκ ὁ θεός εἰμί ὁ κακοποιέω οὐ ὁράω ὁ θεός

ΙΩΑΝΝΟΥ Γ΄ 1:11 Greek NT: Scrivener's Textus Receptus 1894
ἀγαπητέ, μὴ μιμοῦ τὸ κακὸν, ἀλλὰ τὸ ἀγαθόν. ὁ ἀγαθοποιῶν ἐκ τοῦ Θεοῦ ἐστιν· ὁ δὲ κακοποιῶν οὐχ ἑώρακε τὸν Θεόν.

ΙΩΑΝΝΟΥ Γ΄ 1:11 Greek NT: Stephanus Textus Receptus 1550
Ἀγαπητέ μὴ μιμοῦ τὸ κακὸν ἀλλὰ τὸ ἀγαθόν ὁ ἀγαθοποιῶν ἐκ τοῦ θεοῦ ἐστιν· ὁ δὲ κακοποιῶν οὐχ ἑώρακεν τὸν θεόν

3 John 1:11 Hebrew Bible
חביבי אל תרדף הרעה כי אם הטוב העשה טוב הוא מאלהים והעשה רע לא ראה את האלהים׃

3 John 1:11 Aramaic NT: Peshitta
ܚܒܝܒܢ ܠܐ ܬܬܕܡܐ ܒܒܝܫܬܐ ܐܠܐ ܒܛܒܬܐ ܗܘ ܕܥܒܕ ܛܒܬܐ ܡܢ ܐܠܗܐ ܐܝܬܘܗܝ ܗܘ ܕܥܒܕ ܒܝܫܬܐ ܠܐ ܚܙܝܗܝ ܠܐܠܗܐ ܀

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
Beloved, do not imitate what is evil, but what is good. The one who does good is of God; the one who does evil has not seen God.

King James Bible
Beloved, follow not that which is evil, but that which is good. He that doeth good is of God: but he that doeth evil hath not seen God.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Dear friend, do not imitate what is evil, but what is good. The one who does good is of God; the one who does evil has not seen God.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Beloved. Beloved, [agapetos <27>,] is in the vocative singular, and therefore refers to Gaius.

follow. Rather, imitate [mimou.]

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1 Corinthians 11:1 Be you followers of me, even as I also am of Christ.

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1 Peter 3:13 And who is he that will harm you, if you be followers of that which is good?

He that doeth good.

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See on

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he that doeth evil.

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