3 John 1:11 Beloved, do not imitate what is evil, but what is good The one who does good is of God; the one who does evil has not seen God.


Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

Beloved, do not imitate what is evil, but what is good The one who does good is of God; the one who does evil has not seen God.

King James Version

Beloved, follow not that which is evil, but that which is good. He that doeth good is of God: but he that doeth evil hath not seen God.

Holman Bible

Dear friend, do not imitate what is evil, but what is good. The one who does good is of God; the one who does evil has not seen God.

International Standard Version

Dear friend, do not imitate what is evil, but what is good. The person who does what is good is from God. The person who does what is evil has never seen God.

A Conservative Version

Beloved, do not imitate the evil, but the good. The man doing right is of God. The man doing wrong has not seen God.

American Standard Version

Beloved, imitate not that which is evil, but that which is good. He that doeth good is of God: he that doeth evil hath not seen God.

Amplified

Beloved, do not imitate evil, but imitate good. He who does good is of God; he who does evil has not seen (discerned or experienced) God [has enjoyed no vision of Him and does not know Him at all].

An Understandable Version

Dear [friend], do not imitate what is evil, but [only] what is good. The person who does what is good is [a child] of God; the one who does evil has not seen God [spiritually].

Anderson New Testament

Beloved, do not imitate that which is evil, but that which is good. He that does good is of God: he that does evil has not seen God.

Bible in Basic English

My loved one, do not be copying what is evil, but what is good. He who does good is of God: he who does evil has not seen God.

Common New Testament

Beloved, do not imitate what is evil, but what is good. The one who does good is of God; the one who does evil has not seen God.

Daniel Mace New Testament

my beloved, don't imitate vice, but virtue. he that does good, is a child of God: he that does evil, is not acquainted with God.

Darby Translation

Beloved, do not imitate what is evil, but what is good. He that does good is of God. He that does evil has not seen God.

Emphatic Diaglott Bible

Beloved, do not imitate what is evil, but what is good. He who does good, is of God; but he who does evil, has not seen God.

Godbey New Testament

Beloved, imitate not the evil, but the good. The one doing good is of God: the one doing evil has not seen God.

Goodspeed New Testament

Dear friend, do not follow bad examples, but good ones. The man who does right is a child of God; the man who does wrong has never seen God.

John Wesley New Testament

Beloved, follow not that which is evil, but that which is good. He that is a doer of good is of God, but he that is a doer of evil, hath not seen God.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Beloved, follow not that which is evil, but that which is good. He that does good is of God, but he that does evil has not seen God.

Julia Smith Translation

Dearly beloved, imitate not evil, but good. He doing good is of God: and he doing evil has not seen God.

King James 2000

Beloved, follow not that which is evil, but that which is good. He that does good is of God: but he that does evil has not seen God.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Dear friend, do not imitate [what is] evil, but [what is] good. The one who does good is of God; the one who does evil has not seen God.

Modern King James verseion

Beloved, do not imitate the bad, but the good. He who does good is from God, but he who does evil has not seen God.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Dearly beloved, follow not that which is evil, but that which is good: He that doeth well is of God: but he that doeth evil seeth not God.

Moffatt New Testament

Beloved, do not imitate evil but good; he who does good belongs to God, he who does evil has never seen God.

Montgomery New Testament

Do not imitate what is evil, beloved, but that which is good. He who does good is of God; he who does evil has never gazed on God.

NET Bible

Dear friend, do not imitate what is bad but what is good. The one who does good is of God; the one who does what is bad has not seen God.

New Heart English Bible

Beloved, do not 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.

Noyes New Testament

Beloved, do not imitate that which is evil, but that which is good. He that doeth good is of God; he that doeth evil hath not seen God.

Sawyer New Testament

Beloved, do not imitate evil but good. He that does good is of God; he that does evil has not seen God.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

Beloved, be not an imitator of what is evil, but of that which is good. He that doeth good is of God, but he that doeth evil hath not seen God.

Twentieth Century New Testament

Dear friend, take what is good for your example, not what is bad. The man who does what is good is from God; the man who does what is bad has never seen God.

Webster

Beloved, follow not that which is evil, but that which is good. He that doeth good is of God: but he that doeth evil hath not seen God.

Weymouth New Testament

My dear friend, do not follow wrong examples, but right ones. He who habitually does what is right is a child of God: he who habitually does what is wrong has not seen God.

Williams New Testament

Dearly beloved, do not follow bad examples but good ones. Whoever practices doing right is God's child; whoever practices doing wrong has never seen God.

World English Bible

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.

Worrell New Testament

Beloved, do not imitate the evil, but the good. He that does good is of God; the evil-doer has not seen God.

Worsley New Testament

Beloved, do not thou follow that which is evil, but that which is good. He that doth good is of God: but he, that doth evil, hath not seen God.

Youngs Literal Translation

Beloved, be not thou following that which is evil, but that which is good; he who is doing good, of God he is, and he who is doing evil hath not seen God;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
ἀγαπητός 
Agapetos 
Usage: 60

μιμέομαι 
Mimeomai 
Usage: 4

not
μή 
me 
οὐ 
Ou 
not, no, that not, God forbid 9, lest, neither, no man , but, none, not translated,
not, no, cannot ,
Usage: 493
Usage: 1032




which, who, the things, the son,
which, who, the things, the son,
Usage: 0
Usage: 0

κακός 
Kakos 
Usage: 46

but
ἀλλά 
Alla 
δέ 
De 
but, yea, yet, nevertheless, howbeit, nay, therefore, save, not tr,
but, and, now, then, also, yet, yea, so, moreover, nevertheless, for, even, , not tr
Usage: 461
Usage: 2184

ἀγαθός 
Agathos 
Usage: 70

He

which, who, the things, the son,
Usage: 0

ἀγαθοποιέω 
Agathopoieo 
do good, well doing, do well
Usage: 6

is
ἐστί 
Esti 
is, are, was, be, have, not tr, , vr is
Usage: 585

of
ἐκ ἐξ 
Ek 
of, from, out of, by, on, with,
Usage: 709

θεός 
theos 
Usage: 1151

he

which, who, the things, the son,
Usage: 0

κακοποιέω 
Kakopoieo 
Usage: 2

ὁράω 
Horao 
Usage: 36

ὁράω 
Horao 
Usage: 36

References

Fausets

Images 3 John 1:11

Prayers for 3 John 1:11

Context Readings

Diotrephes And Demetrius

10 For this reason, if I come, I will call attention to his deeds which he does, unjustly accusing us with wicked words; and not satisfied with this, he himself does not receive the brethren, either, and he forbids those who desire to do so and puts them out of the church. 11 Beloved, do not imitate what is evil, but what is good The one who does good is of God; the one who does evil has not seen God. 12 Demetrius has received a good testimony from everyone, and from the truth itself; and we add our testimony, and you know that our testimony is true.



Cross References

Psalm 37:27

Depart from evil and do good, So you will abide forever.

1 John 2:29

If you know that He is righteous, you know that everyone also who practices righteousness is born of Him.

Isaiah 1:16-17

"Wash yourselves, make yourselves clean; Remove the evil of your deeds from My sight Cease to do evil,

John 3:20

"For everyone who does evil hates the Light, and does not come to the Light for fear that his deeds will be exposed.

Ephesians 5:1

Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children;

2 Timothy 3:10

Now you followed my teaching, conduct, purpose, faith, patience, love, perseverance,

Exodus 23:2

"You shall not follow the masses in doing evil, nor shall you testify in a dispute so as to turn aside after a multitude in order to pervert justice;

Psalm 34:14

Depart from evil and do good; Seek peace and pursue it.

Proverbs 12:11

He who tills his land will have plenty of bread, But he who pursues worthless things lacks sense.

John 10:27

"My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me;

John 12:26

"If anyone serves Me, he must follow Me; and where I am, there My servant will be also; if anyone serves Me, the Father will honor him.

1 Corinthians 4:16

Therefore I exhort you, be imitators of me.

1 Corinthians 11:1

Be imitators of me, just as I also am of Christ.

Philippians 3:17

Brethren, join in following my example, and observe those who walk according to the pattern you have in us.

1 Thessalonians 1:6

You also became imitators of us and of the Lord, having received the word in much tribulation with the joy of the Holy Spirit,

1 Thessalonians 2:14

For you, brethren, became imitators of the churches of God in Christ Jesus that are in Judea, for you also endured the same sufferings at the hands of your own countrymen, even as they did from the Jews,

Hebrews 6:12

so that you will not be sluggish, but imitators of those who through faith and patience inherit the promises.

1 Peter 3:11

"HE MUST TURN AWAY FROM EVIL AND DO GOOD; HE MUST SEEK PEACE AND PURSUE IT.

1 Peter 3:13

Who is there to harm you if you prove zealous for what is good?

1 John 3:6-9

No one who abides in Him sins; no one who sins has seen Him or knows Him.

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