Parallel Verses

Jubilee 2000 Bible

I have no greater joy than this, to hear that my sons walk in the truth.

New American Standard Bible

I have no greater joy than this, to hear of my children walking in the truth.

King James Version

I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth.

Holman Bible

I have no greater joy than this: to hear that my children are walking in the truth.

International Standard Version

I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are living according to the truth.

A Conservative Version

I have no greater joy than these things that I hear my children walking in truth.

American Standard Version

Greater joy have I none than this, to hear of my children walking in the truth.

Amplified

I have no greater joy than this, to hear that my [spiritual] children are living their lives in the Truth.

An Understandable Version

I do not have any greater joy than to hear that my [spiritual] children are living according to the truth.

Anderson New Testament

I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in the truth.

Bible in Basic English

I have no greater joy than to have news that my children are walking in the true way.

Common New Testament

I have no greater joy than this, to hear that my children are walking in the truth.

Daniel Mace New Testament

greater joy I cannot have, than to hear that my children are attach'd to the truth.

Darby Translation

I have no greater joy than these things that I hear of my children walking in the truth.

Emphatic Diaglott Bible

I have no greater joy than that which I have when I hear my children are walking in truth.

Godbey New Testament

I have no greater joy than this, that I may hear of my children walking about in truth.

Goodspeed New Testament

I know of no greater blessing than hearing that my children are being guided by the truth.

John Wesley New Testament

I have no greater joy than this, to hear that my children walk in the truth.

Julia Smith Translation

I have no joy greater than these that I hear my children walking in truth.

King James 2000

I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth.

Lexham Expanded Bible

I have no greater joy than this: that I hear my children are walking in the truth.

Modern King James verseion

I have no greater joy than these things, to hear that my children walk in the truth.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

I have no greater joy than for to hear how that my sons walk in verity.

Moffatt New Testament

I have no greater joy than to hear of my children living in the Truth.

Montgomery New Testament

I have no greater joy than this, to hear that my children are passing their lives in the truth.

NET Bible

I have no greater joy than this: to hear that my children are living according to the truth.

New Heart English Bible

I have no greater joy than this, to hear about my children walking in truth.

Noyes New Testament

I have no greater joy than this, to hear that my children walk in the truth.

Sawyer New Testament

I have no greater joy than this, that I hear of my children walking in the truth.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

I have no greater joy than these tidings, that I hear my own children are walking in the truth.

Twentieth Century New Testament

Nothing gives me greater pleasure than to hear from time to time that the lives of my Children are guided by the Truth.

Webster

I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth.

Weymouth New Testament

I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are living in obedience to the truth.

Williams New Testament

I have no greater spiritual blessing than this, to hear that my children are living by the truth.

World English Bible

I have no greater joy than this, to hear about my children walking in truth.

Worrell New Testament

I have no greater joy than this, to hear of my children walking in the truth.

Worsley New Testament

And I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in the truth.

Youngs Literal Translation

greater than these things I have no joy, that I may hear of my children in truth walking.

Verse Picture

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
I have
ἔχω 
Echo 
have, be, need , , vr have
Usage: 479

no
οὐ 
Ou 
not, no, cannot ,
Usage: 1032

μειζότερος 
meizoteros 
Usage: 1

joy
χαρά 
Chara 
Usage: 44

ἵνα 
Hina 
that, to,
Usage: 472

to hear
ἀκούω 
Akouo 
Usage: 313

that my
ἐμός 
Emos 
my, mine, mine own, of me, I
Usage: 25

τέκνον 
Teknon 
Usage: 69

περιπατέω 
Peripateo 
walk, go, walk about, be occupied
Usage: 77

in
ἐν 
En 
in, by, with, among, at, on, through,
Usage: 2128

Devotionals

Devotionals about 3 John 1:4

Devotionals containing 3 John 1:4

Images 3 John 1:4

Context Readings

Encouragement For Gaius

3 For I rejoiced greatly when the brethren came and testified of the truth that is in thee, even as thou dost walk in the truth. 4 I have no greater joy than this, to hear that my sons walk in the truth. 5 Beloved, thou doest faithfully whatever thou doest regarding the brethren and with the strangers,



Cross References

Galatians 4:19

My little children, of whom I travail in birth again until Christ is formed in you,

Galatians 4:19

My little children, of whom I travail in birth again until Christ is formed in you,

Galatians 2:14

But when I saw that they did not walk uprightly according to the truth of the gospel, I said unto Peter before them all, If thou, being a Jew, dost live after the manner of Gentiles, and not as do the Jews, why dost thou compel the Gentiles to live as do the Jews?

1 Timothy 1:2

unto Timothy, true son in the faith, Grace, mercy, and peace, from God our Father and Jesus Christ our Lord.

2 Timothy 1:2

to Timothy, dearly beloved son: Grace, mercy, and peace of God the Father and of Christ Jesus our Lord.

1 Kings 2:4

that the LORD may confirm the word which he spoke concerning me, saying, If thy sons take heed to their way, walking before me in truth with all their heart and with all their soul, there shall not fail thee (said he) a man on the throne of Israel.

1 Kings 3:6

And Solomon said, Thou hast shown unto thy slave David, my father, great mercy, according to the way he walked before thee in truth and in righteousness and in uprightness of heart with thee; and thou hast kept for him this great mercy that thou hast given him a son to sit on his throne, as it is this day.

2 Kings 20:3

I beseech thee, O LORD, remember how I have walked before thee in truth and with a perfect heart and have done that which is good in thy sight. And Hezekiah wept with great weeping.

Psalm 26:1-3

Judge me, O LORD, for I have walked in my integrity; I have trusted also in the LORD; therefore I shall not slide.

Proverbs 23:24

The father of the righteous shall greatly rejoice, and he that begets a wise child shall have joy with him.

Isaiah 8:18

Behold, I and the children whom the LORD has given me are for signs and for wonders in Israel from the LORD of the hosts, who dwells in Mount Zion.

Isaiah 38:3

And said, Remember now, O LORD, I beseech thee, how I have walked before thee in truth and with a perfect heart and have done that which is good in thy sight. And Hezekiah wept sore.

John 12:35-36

Then Jesus said unto them, Yet a little while is the Light with you. Walk while ye have the light, lest darkness come upon you; for he that walks in darkness does not know where he goes.

1 Corinthians 4:14-15

I do not write these things to shame you, but to warn you, as to my beloved sons.

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