Parallel Verses

World English Bible

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

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.

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.

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.

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 We therefore ought to receive such, that we may be fellow workers for the truth. 9 I wrote to the assembly, but Diotrephes, who loves to be first among them, doesn't accept what we say. 10 Therefore, if I come, I will call attention to his deeds which he does, unjustly accusing us with wicked words. Not content with this, neither does he himself receive the brothers, and those who would, he forbids and throws out of the assembly.



Cross References

Matthew 10:40-42

He who receives you receives me, and he who receives me receives him who sent me.

Matthew 20:20-28

Then the mother of the sons of Zebedee came to him with her sons, kneeling and asking a certain thing of him.

Matthew 23:4-8

For they bind heavy burdens that are grievous to be borne, and lay them on men's shoulders; but they themselves will not lift a finger to help them.

Mark 9:34

But they were silent, for they had disputed one with another on the way about who was the greatest.

Mark 9:37

"Whoever receives one such little child in my name, receives me, and whoever receives me, doesn't receive me, but him who sent me."

Mark 10:35-45

James and John, the sons of Zebedee, came near to him, saying, "Teacher, we want you to do for us whatever we will ask."

Luke 9:48

and said to them, "Whoever receives this little child in my name receives me. Whoever receives me receives him who sent me. For whoever is least among you all, this one will be great."

Luke 22:24-27

There arose also a contention among them, which of them was considered to be greatest.

Romans 12:10

In love of the brothers be tenderly affectionate one to another; in honor preferring one another;

Philippians 2:3-5

doing nothing through rivalry or through conceit, but in humility, each counting others better than himself;

Titus 1:7-16

For the overseer must be blameless, as God's steward; not self-pleasing, not easily angered, not given to wine, not violent, not greedy for dishonest gain;

3 John 1:8

We therefore ought to receive such, that we may be fellow workers for the truth.

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