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3 John 1:2 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Beloved, I pray that in all things thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Beloved, I pray that in all respects you may prosper and be in good health, just as your soul prospers.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Beloved, I desire that in all things thou shouldest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospers.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Beloved! concerning all things, I pray thou mayest be prospering, and be in health, even as, thy soul, is prospering,
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— beloved, concerning all things I desire thee to prosper, and to be in health, even as thy soul doth prosper,
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Dearly beloved, concerning all things I make it my prayer that thou mayest proceed prosperously and fare well, as thy soul doth prosperously.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Beloued, I wish aboue all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, euen as thy soule prospereth.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— Our beloved, in all things I pray for thee, that thou mayest prosper and be healthful, even as thy soul prospereth.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— Our beloved; in all things, I pray for thee that thou mayest prosper and be in health, as thy soul doth prosper.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Beloved, 27
{0027} Prime
ἀγαπητός
agapetos
{ag-ap-ay-tos'}
From G0025; beloved.
I wish 2172
{2172} Prime
εὔχομαι
euchomai
{yoo'-khom-ahee}
Middle voice of a primary verb; to wish; by implication to pray to God.
z5736
<5736> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Middle or Passive Deponent (See G5790)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 618
above 4012
{4012} Prime
περί
peri
{per-ee'}
From the base of G4008; properly through (all over), that is, around; figuratively with respect to; used in various applications, of place, cause or time (with the genitive case denoting the subject or occasion or superlative point; with the accusative case the locality, circuit, matter, circumstance or general period).
all things 3956
{3956} Prime
πᾶς
pas
{pas}
Including all the forms of declension; apparently a primary word; all, any, every, the whole.
that thou 4571
{4571} Prime
σέ
se
{seh}
Accusative singular of G4771; thee.
mayest prosper 2137
{2137} Prime
εὐοδόω
euodoo
{yoo-od-o'-o}
From a compound of G2095 and G3598; to help on the road, that is, (passively) succeed in reaching; figuratively to succeed in business affairs.
z5745
<5745> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Passive (See G5786)
Mood - Infinitive (See G5795)
Count - 105
and 2532
{2532} Prime
καί
kai
{kahee}
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
be in health, 5198
{5198} Prime
ὑγιαίνω
hugiaino
{hoog-ee-ah'-ee-no}
From G5199; to have sound health, that is, be well (in body); figuratively to be uncorrupt (true in doctrine).
z5721
<5721> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Infinitive (See G5795)
Count - 647
even as 2531
{2531} Prime
καθώς
kathos
{kath-oce'}
From G2596 and G5613; just (or inasmuch) as, that.
thy 4675
{4675} Prime
σοῦ
sou
{soo}
Genitive case of G4771; of thee, thy.
soul 5590
{5590} Prime
ψυχή
psuche
{psoo-khay'}
From G5594; breath, that is, (by implication) spirit, abstractly or concretely (the animal sentient principle only; thus distinguished on the one hand from G4151, which is the rational and immortal soul; and on the other from G2222, which is mere vitality, even of plants: these terms thus exactly correspond respectively to the Hebrew [H5315], [H7307] and [H2416].
prospereth. 2137
{2137} Prime
εὐοδόω
euodoo
{yoo-od-o'-o}
From a compound of G2095 and G3598; to help on the road, that is, (passively) succeed in reaching; figuratively to succeed in business affairs.
z5743
<5743> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Passive (See G5786)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 271
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

3 John 1:2

_ _ above all thingsGreek,concerning all things”: so Alford: in all respects. But Wahl justifies English Version (compare 1 Peter 4:8). Of course, since his soul’s prosperity is presupposed, “above all things” does not imply that John wishes Gaius’ bodily health above that of his soul, but as the first object to be desired next after spiritual health. I know you are prospering in the concerns of your soul. I wish you similar prosperity in your body. Perhaps John had heard from the brethren (3 John 1:3) that Gaius was in bad health, and was tried in other ways (3 John 1:10), to which the wish, 3 John 1:2, refers.

_ _ prosper — in general.

_ _ be in health — in particular.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on 3 John 1:1-2.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
wish:
or, pray

above:

James 5:12 But above all things, my brethren, swear not, neither by heaven, neither by the earth, neither by any other oath: but let your yea be yea; and [your] nay, nay; lest ye fall into condemnation.
1 Peter 4:8 And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves: for charity shall cover the multitude of sins.

that:

Psalms 20:1-5 [[To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.]] The LORD hear thee in the day of trouble; the name of the God of Jacob defend thee; ... We will rejoice in thy salvation, and in the name of our God we will set up [our] banners: the LORD fulfil all thy petitions.
Philippians 2:4 Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others.
Philippians 2:27 For indeed he was sick nigh unto death: but God had mercy on him; and not on him only, but on me also, lest I should have sorrow upon sorrow.

even:

3 John 1:3-6 For I rejoiced greatly, when the brethren came and testified of the truth that is in thee, even as thou walkest in the truth. ... Which have borne witness of thy charity before the church: whom if thou bring forward on their journey after a godly sort, thou shalt do well:
Colossians 1:4-6 Since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus, and of the love [which ye have] to all the saints, ... Which is come unto you, as [it is] in all the world; and bringeth forth fruit, as [it doth] also in you, since the day ye heard [of it], and knew the grace of God in truth:
1 Thessalonians 1:3-10 Remembering without ceasing your work of faith, and labour of love, and patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ, in the sight of God and our Father; ... And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, [even] Jesus, which delivered us from the wrath to come.
1 Thessalonians 2:13-14 For this cause also thank we God without ceasing, because, when ye received the word of God which ye heard of us, ye received [it] not [as] the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which effectually worketh also in you that believe. ... For ye, brethren, became followers of the churches of God which in Judaea are in Christ Jesus: for ye also have suffered like things of your own countrymen, even as they [have] of the Jews:
1 Thessalonians 2:19-20 For what [is] our hope, or joy, or crown of rejoicing? [Are] not even ye in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ at his coming? ... For ye are our glory and joy.
1 Thessalonians 3:6-9 But now when Timotheus came from you unto us, and brought us good tidings of your faith and charity, and that ye have good remembrance of us always, desiring greatly to see us, as we also [to see] you: ... For what thanks can we render to God again for you, for all the joy wherewith we joy for your sakes before our God;
2 Thessalonians 1:3 We are bound to thank God always for you, brethren, as it is meet, because that your faith groweth exceedingly, and the charity of every one of you all toward each other aboundeth;
2 Thessalonians 2:13 But we are bound to give thanks alway to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth:
Philemon 1:5-7 Hearing of thy love and faith, which thou hast toward the Lord Jesus, and toward all saints; ... For we have great joy and consolation in thy love, because the bowels of the saints are refreshed by thee, brother.
2 Peter 1:3-9 According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that [pertain] unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue: ... But he that lacketh these things is blind, and cannot see afar off, and hath forgotten that he was purged from his old sins.
2 Peter 3:18 But grow in grace, and [in] the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him [be] glory both now and for ever. Amen.
Revelation 2:9 I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but thou art rich) and [I know] the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but [are] the synagogue of Satan.
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