Parallel Verses

Amplified

I have written briefly to the church; but Diotrephes, who likes to take the lead among them and put himself first, does not acknowledge my authority and refuses to accept my suggestions or to listen to me.

New American Standard Bible

I wrote something to the church; but Diotrephes, who loves to be first among them, does not accept what we say.

King James Version

I wrote unto the church: but Diotrephes, who loveth to have the preeminence among them, receiveth us not.

Holman Bible

I wrote something to the church, but Diotrephes, who loves to have first place among them, does not receive us.

International Standard Version

I wrote a letter to the church, but Diotrephes, who loves to be in charge, will not recognize our authority.

A Conservative Version

I wrote to the congregation, but Diotrephes, who loves to be first of them, did not accept us.

American Standard Version

I wrote somewhat unto the church: but Diotrephes, who loveth to have the preeminence among them, receiveth us not.

An Understandable Version

I wrote a letter to the church [there], but Diotrephes, who loves to be first [in importance] among the members [of the body there], does not receive us [i.e., he did not listen to or acknowledge the authority of us apostles].

Anderson New Testament

I wrote to the church; but Diotrephes, who loves to have the preeminence among them, receives us not.

Bible in Basic English

I sent a letter to the church, but Diotrephes, whose desire is ever to have the first place among them, will not have us there.

Common New Testament

I wrote something to the church; but Diotrephes, who loves to be first among them, does not accept what we say.

Daniel Mace New Testament

I have writ to the church: but Diotrephes, who affects the superiority, has no regard to our representations.

Darby Translation

I wrote something to the assembly; but Diotrephes, who loves to have the first place among them, receives us not.

Emphatic Diaglott Bible

I wrote to the congregation: but Diotrephes, who affects a pre-eminence among them, does not receive us.

Godbey New Testament

I wrote something to the church, but Diotrephes, loving the preeminence over them, does not receive us.

Goodspeed New Testament

I have written briefly to the church, but Diotrephes who likes to be their leader will not accept what I say.

John Wesley New Testament

I wrote to the church; but Diotrephes, who loveth to have the pre-eminence among them, receiveth us not.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

I wrote unto the congregation , but Diotrephes, who loves to have the preeminence among them, did not receive us.

Julia Smith Translation

I wrote to the church: but Diotrephes, seeking the superiority over them, receives us not.

King James 2000

I wrote unto the church: but Diotrephes, who loves to have the preeminence among them, receives us not.

Lexham Expanded Bible

I wrote something to the church, but Diotrephes, who wants to be first [among] them, does not acknowledge us.

Modern King James verseion

I wrote to the church, but Diotrephes, who loves to have the preeminence among them, did not receive us.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

I wrote unto the congregation: but Diotrephes which loveth to have the preeminence among them, receiveth us not,

Moffatt New Testament

I have written to the church; only, Diotrephes, who likes to take the lead among them, repudiates me.

Montgomery New Testament

I have written somewhat to the church; but Diotrephes, who love to take the lead among them, does not receive me.

NET Bible

I wrote something to the church, but Diotrephes, who loves to be first among them, does not acknowledge us.

New Heart English Bible

I wrote something to the church, but Diotrephes, who loves to be first among them, does not accept what we say.

Noyes New Testament

I wrote something to the church; but Diotrephes, who loveth to have the preeminence among them, receiveth us not.

Sawyer New Testament

I wrote something to the church, but Diotrephes desiring the pre-eminence does not receive us.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

I wrote unto the church: but Diotrephes, who affects pre-eminence over them, receiveth us not.

Twentieth Century New Testament

I wrote a few lines to the Church; but Diotrephes, who loves to be first among them, declines to recognize us.

Webster

I wrote to the church: but Diotrephes, who loveth to have the pre-eminence among them, receiveth us not.

Weymouth New Testament

I wrote to the Church, but Diotrephes, who loves to have the first place among them, refuses to listen to us.

Williams New Testament

I have written briefly to the church, but Diotrephes, who likes to be first among them, refuses to listen to me.

World English Bible

I wrote to the assembly, but Diotrephes, who loves to be first among them, doesn't accept what we say.

Worrell New Testament

I wrote to the assembly; but Diotrephes, who loves to have preeminence among them, receives us not.

Worsley New Testament

I wrote to the church: but Diotrephes, who affects the pre-eminence among them, doth not receive us.

Youngs Literal Translation

I did write to the assembly, but he who is loving the first place among them -- Diotrephes -- doth not receive us;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
γράφω 
Grapho 
Usage: 149

the church
ἐκκλησία 
Ekklesia 
Usage: 93

but
ἀλλά 
Alla 
but, yea, yet, nevertheless, howbeit, nay, therefore, save, not tr,
Usage: 461

Διοτρεφής 
Diotrephes 
Usage: 1

φιλοπρωτεύω 
Philoproteuo 
Usage: 1


Usage: 0

ἐπιδέχομαι 
Epidechomai 
Usage: 2

us
ἡμᾶς 
hemas 
us, we, our, us-ward 9, not tr
Usage: 170

References

American

Easton

Fausets

Hastings

Morish

Smith

Watsons

Context Readings

Diotrephes And Demetrius

8 So we ourselves ought to support such people [to welcome and provide for them], in order that we may be fellow workers in the Truth (the whole Gospel) and cooperate with its teachers. 9 I have written briefly to the church; but Diotrephes, who likes to take the lead among them and put himself first, does not acknowledge my authority and refuses to accept my suggestions or to listen to me. 10 So when I arrive, I will call attention to what he is doing, his boiling over and casting malicious reflections upon us with insinuating language. And not satisfied with that, he refuses to receive and welcome the [missionary] brethren himself, and also interferes with and forbids those who would welcome them, and tries to expel (excommunicate) them from the church.



Cross References

Matthew 10:40-42

He who receives and welcomes and accepts you receives and welcomes and accepts Me, and he who receives and welcomes and accepts Me receives and welcomes and accepts Him Who sent Me.

Matthew 20:20-28

Then the mother of Zebedee's children came up to Him with her sons and, kneeling, worshiped Him and asked a favor of Him.

Matthew 23:4-8

They tie up heavy loads, hard to bear, and place them on men's shoulders, but they themselves will not lift a finger to help bear them.

Mark 9:34

But they kept still, for on the road they had discussed and disputed with one another as to who was the greatest.

Mark 9:37

Whoever in My name and for My sake accepts and receives and welcomes one such child also accepts and receives and welcomes Me; and whoever so receives Me receives not only Me but Him Who sent Me.

Mark 10:35-45

And James and John, the sons of Zebedee, approached Him and said to Him, Teacher, we desire You to do for us whatever we ask of You.

Luke 9:48

And told them, Whoever receives and accepts and welcomes this child in My name and for My sake receives and accepts and welcomes Me; and whoever so receives Me so also receives Him Who sent Me. For he who is least and lowliest among you all -- "he is [the one who is truly] great.

Luke 22:24-27

Now an eager contention arose among them [as to] which of them was considered and reputed to be the greatest.

Romans 12:10

Love one another with brotherly affection [as members of one family], giving precedence and showing honor to one another.

Philippians 2:3-5

Do nothing from factional motives [through contentiousness, strife, selfishness, or for unworthy ends] or prompted by conceit and empty arrogance. Instead, in the true spirit of humility (lowliness of mind) let each regard the others as better than and superior to himself [thinking more highly of one another than you do of yourselves].

Titus 1:7-16

For the bishop (an overseer) as God's steward must be blameless, not self-willed or arrogant or presumptuous; he must not be quick-tempered or given to drink or pugnacious (brawling, violent); he must not be grasping and greedy for filthy lucre (financial gain);

3 John 1:8

So we ourselves ought to support such people [to welcome and provide for them], in order that we may be fellow workers in the Truth (the whole Gospel) and cooperate with its teachers.

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