Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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 what is evil, but [imitate] what is good. The one who practices good [exhibiting godly character, moral courage and personal integrity] is of God; the one who practices [or permits or tolerates] evil has not seen God [he has no personal experience with 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.

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
G27
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

that which is



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

G18
ἀγαθός 
Agathos 
Usage: 70

He

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

G15
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

God
θεός 
theos 
Usage: 1151

he

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

κακοποιέω 
Kakopoieo 
Usage: 2

ὁράω 
Horao 
see, take heed, behold, perceive, not tr
Usage: 36

ὁράω 
Horao 
see, take heed, behold, perceive, not tr
Usage: 36

References

Fausets

Images 3 John 1:11

Prayers for 3 John 1:11

Context Readings

Diotrephes And Demetrius

10 This is why, if I come, I will remind him of the works he is doing, slandering us with malicious words. And he is not satisfied with that! He not only refuses to welcome the brothers himself, but he even stops those who want to do so and expels them from the church. 11 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. 12 Demetrius has a good testimony from everyone, and from the truth itself. And we also testify for him, and you know that our testimony is true.



Cross References

Psalm 37:27

Turn away from evil and do what is good,
and dwell there forever.

1 John 2:29

If you know that He is righteous, you know this as well: Everyone who does what is right has been born of Him.

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Isaiah 1:16-17

“Wash yourselves. Cleanse yourselves.
Remove your evil deeds from My sight.
Stop doing evil.

John 3:20

For everyone who practices wicked things hates the light and avoids it, so that his deeds may not be exposed.

Ephesians 5:1

Therefore, be imitators of God, as dearly loved children.

2 Timothy 3:10

But you have followed my teaching, conduct, purpose, faith, patience, love, and endurance,

Exodus 23:2

“You must not follow a crowd in wrongdoing. Do not testify in a lawsuit and go along with a crowd to pervert justice.

Psalm 34:14

Turn away from evil and do what is good;
seek peace and pursue it.

Proverbs 12:11

The one who works his land will have plenty of food,
but whoever chases fantasies lacks sense.

John 10:27

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

John 12:26

If anyone serves Me, he must follow Me. Where I am, there My servant also will be. If anyone serves Me, the Father will honor him.

1 Corinthians 4:16

Therefore I urge you to imitate me.

1 Corinthians 11:1

Imitate me, as I also imitate Christ.

Philippians 3:17

Join in imitating me, brothers, and observe those who live according to the example you have in us.

1 Thessalonians 1:6

and you became imitators of us and of the Lord when, in spite of severe persecution, you welcomed the message with joy from the Holy Spirit.

1 Thessalonians 2:14

For you, brothers, became imitators of God’s churches in Christ Jesus that are in Judea, since you have also suffered the same things from people of your own country, just as they did from the Jews

Hebrews 6:12

so that you won’t become lazy but will be imitators of those who inherit the promises through faith and perseverance.

1 Peter 3:11

and he must turn away from evil
and do what is good.
He must seek peace and pursue it,

1 Peter 3:13

And who will harm you if you are deeply committed to what is good?

1 John 3:6-9

Everyone who remains in Him does not sin; everyone who sins has not seen Him or known Him.

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