Above all things — Or, with respect to all things, as περι παντων rather signifies; that thou mayest prosper and be in health — Namely, of body; even as, I doubt not, thy soul prospereth — In faith, love, and every virtue. We’re the best of friends, and I pray for good fortune in everything you do, and for your good health—that your everyday affairs prosper, as well as your soul! Beloved, I wish — Or, I pray, as ευχομαι is translated by Beza, Estius, Erasmus, Schmidius, Doddridge, and others. 3 John 1:2-4. THE ELDER, To the beloved Gaius, whom I love in truth. 1. I t is indeed lamentable that this typical farewell message from the apostle John to Gaius the Elder has been picked up and distorted by so many during the last few years. There have been occasional doubts raised by those who thought it possible that this was written by another disciple of the Lord named John, but all the evidence points to the author as John the beloved disciple who also wrote the … 2 Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth. 3 John 1:2 Context. 3 John 1:2 German Bible Alphabetical: all along and as be Beloved Dear enjoy even friend getting go good health I in is just may pray prosper prospers respects soul that well with you your NT Letters: 3 John 1:2 Beloved I pray that you may prosper (3J iiiJ 3Jn iii jn 3 jo) Christian Bible Study Resources, Dictionary, Concordance and Search Tools The tradition from the earliest days of the church has been that the apostle John is the author. 3 John 1:2. At the writing of this, his final epistle, John was nearing the end of his life, a life that had changed dramatically some six decades before, when Jesus had called John … 3 John 1:2. The apostle John identified himself in 3 John only as “the elder” (3 John 1:1), the same as he did in 2 John. 3 For I rejoiced greatly, when the brethren came and testified of the truth that is in thee, even as thou walkest in the truth. Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper, &c.] Or succeed in all temporal affairs, in the business of life, in which he was; and as success of this sort depends upon the blessing of God, which maketh rich, it is to be wished and prayed for from him: 3 John - Following Good Examples “But it has been the lot both of the minor prophets and the minor epistles to be generally neglected; for with many readers bulk is every thing; and, no magnitude, no goodness.” (Adam Clarke, on the shorter books of the Bible) A. Greeting and introduction. 3 John 1:1-4 MSG The Pastor, to my good friend Gaius: How truly I love you! They emphasize that God is light and love and every true believer will demonstrate God's light and love. 3 John 1:2(NASB) Picture courtesy of Good News Productions International and College Press Publishing. Author: The Book of 3 John does not directly name its author. 4 I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth. Verse Thoughts. Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper, &c.] Or succeed in all temporal affairs, in the business of life, in which he was; and as success of this sort depends upon the blessing of God, which maketh rich, it is to be wished and prayed for from him: It sounds as if Gaius, to whom John addressed this little letter, was a dearly beloved disciple of the Lord Jesus. 3 John 2; What is the Meaning? (1) The writer and the reader. 1 The elder unto the wellbeloved Gaius, whom I love in the truth. "Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers" (3 John 2). Written by John the Elder to house church believers, 1 John, 2 John, 3 John echo the gospel of John.