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3 John Outline
3 John 1:9 3 John 1:12

III. Imitation Not of the Evil
but of the Good
vv.9-12

A. The Self-exalting
and Domineering Diotrephes --
An Evil Pattern
vv.9-11

9 I wrote something to the 1church; but 2Diotrephes, who loves 3to be afirst among them, does not 4receive us.

10 For this reason, if I come, I will bring to remembrance his works which he does, 1babbling against us with 2evil words; and not being satisfied with these, neither does he himself receive the brothers, and those intending to do so he forbids and acasts out of the church.

11 Beloved, do not aimitate the 1bevil, but the good. He who 2does cgood is 3of God; he who 4does evil has 5dnot seen God.


B. The Well-reported Demetrius --
A Good Example
v.12

12 To 1Demetrius atestimony has been borne by 2all and by the 3truth itself; and 4we also testify, and you know that our testimony is 5btrue.