Internet Verse Search Commentaries Word Analysis ITL - draft

3 John 1:3


For I rejoiced greatly when the brothers came and testified to your truth, just as you are living according to the truth. 1 


Ps 119:11; Ro 1:8,9; 2Co 7:6,7; Eph 1:15,16; Php 1:4; Col 1:7,8; 1Th 2:19,20; 1Th 3:6-9; 2Jo 1:2,4; 2Jo 1:4; 3Jo 1:4

NET © Notes

sn Living according to the truth (Grk “walking in [the] truth”). The use of the Greek verb περιπατέω (peripatew) to refer to conduct or lifestyle is common in the NT (see 1 John 1:6, 2 John 4, as well as numerous times in Paul. Here the phrase refers to conduct that results when a person has “truth” residing within, and possibly alludes to the indwelling Spirit of Truth (see 2 John 2). In the specific context of 3 John the phrase refers to true Christians who are holding fast to an apostolic Christology in the face of the secessionist opponents’ challenge to orthodoxy.

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