Holy Bible - WEB Translation - John's Third Letter Christianity. Orthodoxy. Catholicism. Sense of life. John's Third Letter
You have heard that it was said, 'You shall not commit adultery;'                but I tell you that everyone who gazes at a woman to lust after her has committed adultery with her already in his heart.                If your right eye causes you to stumble, pluck it out and throw it away from you. For it is more profitable for you that one of your members should perish, than for your whole body to be cast into Gehenna.                If your right hand causes you to stumble, cut it off, and throw it away from you. For it is more profitable for you that one of your members should perish, than for your whole body to be cast into Gehenna.                'It was also said, 'Whoever shall put away his wife, let him give her a writing of divorce,'                but I tell you that whoever puts away his wife, except for the cause of sexual immorality, makes her an adulteress; and whoever marries her when she is put away commits adultery.                'Again you have heard that it was said to them of old time, 'You shall not make false vows, but shall perform to the Lord your vows,'                but I tell you, don't swear at all: neither by heaven, for it is the throne of God;                nor by the earth, for it is the footstool of his feet; nor by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the great King.                Neither shall you swear by your head, for you can't make one hair white or black.                But let your 'Yes' be 'Yes' and your 'No' be 'No.' Whatever is more than these is of the evil one.                'You have heard that it was said, 'An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth.'*                But I tell you, don't resist him who is evil; but whoever strikes you on your right cheek, turn to him the other also.                If anyone sues you to take away your coat, let him have your cloak also.                Whoever compels you to go one mile, go with him two.                Give to him who asks you, and don't turn away him who desires to borrow from you.                'You have heard that it was said, 'You shall love your neighbor,* and hate your enemy.*'                But I tell you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who mistreat you and persecute you,                that you may be children of your Father who is in heaven.               
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John's Third Letter
   

{1:1} The elder to Gaius the beloved, whom I love in truth.

{1:2} Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be healthy, even as your soul prospers. {1:3} For I rejoiced greatly, when brothers came and testified about your truth, even as you walk in truth. {1:4} I have no greater joy than this, to hear about my children walking in truth.

{1:5} Beloved, you do a faithful work in whatever you accomplish for those who are brothers and strangers. {1:6} They have testified about your love before the assembly. You will do well to send them forward on their journey in a way worthy of God, {1:7} because for the sake of the Name they went out, taking nothing from the Gentiles. {1:8} We therefore ought to receive such, that we may be fellow workers for the truth.

{1:9} I wrote to the assembly, but Diotrephes, who loves to be first among them, doesn't accept what we say. {1:10} Therefore if I come, I will call attention to his deeds which he does, unjustly accusing us with wicked words. Not content with this, neither does he himself receive the brothers, and those who would, he forbids and throws out of the assembly. {1:11} Beloved, don't imitate that which is evil, but that which is good. He who does good is of God. He who does evil hasn't seen God. {1:12} Demetrius has the testimony of all, and of the truth itself; yes, we also testify, and you know that our testimony is true.

{1:13} I had many things to write to you, but I am unwilling to write to you with ink and pen; {1:14} but I hope to see you soon, and we will speak face to face. Peace be to you. The friends greet you. Greet the friends by name.


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