The Third Epistle of JOHN
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  "For I rejoiced greatly, when the brethren came and testified of the truth that is in thee, even as thou walkest in the truth. I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth." (3 John 1:3-4 kjv)
The Third Epistle of JOHN

The Book of 3 John was written by the Apostle John who calls himself 'the elder'. It is closely related to the books of 1 and 2 John (see introductions to these books) in that they deal with similar subjects and were all written about the same time (ca. A.D. 86 -9O).
John addressed this letter to Gaius who was a leader in the congregation of a church that John had most likely helped to establish. The purpose of this epistle was to encourage Gains to continue to help those who were spreading the gospel and teaching the truth (3 John 1:5 - ).
John also wanted to express his displeasure about the offensive behavior of Diotrephes who refused to accept John and was mistreating other believers (3 John 1:9). Furthermore, he revealed his intention to visit the church there himself and reprove this proud, selfish, and indifferent man (3 John 1:10).  [Source for Introduction of chapter: Hebrew Greek Key Study Bible KJV edited by Spiros Zodhiates, Th.D. AMG Publishers, Chattanooga, TN 37422]

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