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  • PARALLEL BIBLE - 3 John 1:2

    CHAPTERS: 1     

    VERSES: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15




    King James Bible - 3 John 1:2

    Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.

    World English Bible

    Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be healthy, even as your soul prospers.

    Douay-Rheims - 3 John 1:2

    Dearly beloved, concerning all things I make it my prayer that thou mayest proceed prosperously, and fare well as thy soul doth prosperously.

    Webster's Bible Translation

    Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in
    health, even as thy soul prospereth.

    Greek Textus Receptus

    27 περι 4012 παντων 3956 ευχομαι 2172 5736 σε 4571 ευοδουσθαι 2137 5745 και 2532 υγιαινειν 5198 5721 καθως 2531 ευοδουται 2137 5743 σου 4675 η 3588 ψυχη 5590

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    VERSE (2) -
    Jas 5:12 1Pe 4:8

    SEV Biblia, Chapter 1:2

    Amado, yo deseo que t seas prosperado en todas las cosas, y que seas sano, así como tu alma est en prosperidad.

    Clarke's Bible Commentary - 3 John 1:2

    Verse 2. I wish above all things] peri pantwn eucomai? Above all things I
    pray that thou mayest prosper, and be in health, kai ugiainein? to which one MS. adds en alhqeia, which gives it a different meaning, viz., that thou mayest be sound in the truth. The prayer of St. John for Caius includes three particulars: 1. Health of body; 2. Health of soul; and 3. Prosperity in secular affairs. That thou mayest PROSPER and be in HEALTH, as thy SOUL PROSPERETH. These three things, so necessary to the comfort of life, every Christian may in a certain measure expect, and for them every Christian is authorized to pray; and we should have more of all three if we devoutly prayed for them.

    It appears from the last clause that the soul of Caius was in a very prosperous state.

    John Gill's Bible Commentary

    Ver. 2. Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper , etc] 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: and be in health ; that is, of body, which above all things above all outward mercies, is the most desirable; for without this, what are the richest dainties, the largest possessions, or the best of friends? without this there can be no comfortable enjoyment of either of them; and therefore of this sort of mercies, it is in the first place, and above all others, to be wished for, and desired by one friend for another. The rule and measure of this wish is according to the prosperity of his soul, even as thy soul prospereth : the soul is diseased with sin, and may be said to be in good health, when all its iniquities are forgiven; and may be said to prosper, when having a spiritual appetite for the Gospel, the sincere milk of the word, it feeds upon it, is nourished by it, and grows thereby; when it is in the lively exercise of faith, hope, and love; when spiritual knowledge is increased, or it grows in grace, and in the knowledge of Christ Jesus; when the inward man is renewed day by day with fresh strength; and when it enjoys communion with God, has the light of his countenance, and the joys of his salvation; and when it is fruitful in every good work.

    Matthew Henry Commentary

    Verses 1-8 - Those who are
    beloved of Christ, will love the brethren for his sake Soul prosperity is the greatest blessing on this side heaven. Grace an health are rich companions. Grace will employ health. A rich soul ma be lodged in a weak body; and grace must then be exercised i submitting to such a dispensation. But we may wish and pray that thos who have prosperous souls, may have healthful bodies; that their grac may shine where there is still more room for activity. How man professors there are, about whom the apostle's words must be reversed and we must earnestly wish and pray that their souls might prosper, a their health and circumstances do! True faith will work by love. A goo report is due from those who receive good; they could not but testif to the church, what they found and felt. Good men will rejoice in the soul prosperity of others; and they are glad to hear of the grace an goodness of others. And as it is a joy to good parents, it will be joy to good ministers, to see their people adorn their profession Gaius overlooked petty differences among serious Christians, and freel helped all who bore the image, and did the work of Christ. He wa upright in what he did, as a faithful servant. Faithful souls can hea their own praises without being puffed up; the commendation of what is good in them, lays them at the foot of the cross of Christ. Christian should consider not only what they must do, but what they may do; an should do even the common actions of life, and of good-will, after godly sort, serving God therein, and designing his glory. Those wh freely make known Christ's gospel, should be helped by others to who God gives the means. Those who cannot themselves proclaim it, may ye receive, help, and countenance those who do so.

    Greek Textus Receptus

    27 περι 4012 παντων 3956 ευχομαι 2172 5736 σε 4571 ευοδουσθαι 2137 5745 και 2532 υγιαινειν 5198 5721 καθως 2531 ευοδουται 2137 5743 σου 4675 η 3588 ψυχη 5590

    Vincent's NT Word Studies

    Beloved. Compare the plural, 1 John iii. 2, 21; iv. 1, 7, 11.

    I wish above all things (peri pantwn eucomai). Wrong. This sense of peri is contrary to New Testament usage. The preposition means concerning. So Rev. "I pray that in all things thou mayst prosper." Eucomai I pray or wish, occurs only here in John's writings, and not often elsewhere. See Acts xxvi. 29; Rom. ix. 3; Jas. v. 16.

    Mayst prosper (euodousqai). Lit., have a prosperous journey. From ejn well, and oJdov a way. In this original sense, Rom. i. 10. The word occurs only three times in the New Testament. See 1 Cor. xvi. 2. Be in health (ugiainein). Used in the New Testament both in a physical and moral sense. The former is found only here and in Luke's Gospel. See Luke v. 31; vii. 10; xv. 27. Paul uses it of soundness in faith or doctrine. See 1 Timothy i. 10; vi. 3; 2 Tim. i. 13; Tit. ii. 2. Here of Gaius' bodily health, as is shown by soul in the next clause.

    Soul (yuch). See on Mark xii. 30; Luke i. 46. The soul (yuch) is the principle of individuality, the seat of personal impressions. It has a side in contact with both the material and the spiritual element of humanity, and is thus the mediating organ between body and spirit. Its meaning, therefore, constantly rises above life or the living individual, and takes color from its relation to either the emotional or the spiritual side of life, from the fact of its being the seat of the feelings, desires, affections, aversions, and the bearer and manifester of the divine life-principle (pneuma). Consequently yuch is often used in our sense of heart (Luke i. 46; ii. 35; John x. 24; Acts xiv. 2); and the meanings of yuch soul and pneuma spirit, occasionally approach each other very closely. Compare John xii. 27, and xi. 33; Matt. xi. 29, and 1 Cor. xvi. 18. Also both words in Luke i. 47. In this passage yuch soul, expresses the soul regarded as moral being designed for everlasting life. See Heb. vi. 19; x. 39; viii. 17; 1 Pet. ii. 11; iv. 19. John commonly uses the word to denote the principle of the natural life. See John x. 11, 15; xiii. 37; xv. 13; 1 John iii. 16; Apoc. viii. 9; xii. 11; xvi. 3.

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