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Weymouth New Testament in Modern Speech, 3 John   By: (1822-1902)

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In "Weymouth New Testament in Modern Speech, 3 John," Richard Francis Weymouth presents an engaging and accessible translation of the third epistle of the Apostle John.

The book starts by providing a brief introduction to the New Testament and its historical context, which sets the stage for a better understanding of the contents of 3 John. Weymouth's concise yet informative introduction serves as a helpful guide for readers, especially those who may not be familiar with biblical texts.

One of the standout features of Weymouth's translation is his modernized language, which makes the text more relatable and easier to comprehend for contemporary readers. Weymouth strikes a careful balance between preserving the essence of the original text and making it more accessible to a wider audience.

The clarity of the translation is further complemented by Weymouth's knack for capturing the nuances of the original Greek text. Through his careful choice of words and phrasing, he successfully conveys the intended meaning and emotion of John's epistle. This makes for a more meaningful and engaging reading experience.

In addition to the translation itself, the book is filled with valuable footnotes that provide further explanations and help contextualize the text. These footnotes reveal Weymouth's deep knowledge and understanding of biblical scholarship. They offer readers insights into the historical, cultural, and theological aspects of 3 John, enriching the overall reading experience.

While Weymouth's translation is undoubtedly commendable, it is worth noting that the book focuses solely on the third epistle of John and excludes the other two epistles. Although this may disappoint readers who were expecting a complete translation of John's epistles, it allows Weymouth to delve deeper into the third epistle, providing a comprehensive exploration of its themes and messages.

In conclusion, "Weymouth New Testament in Modern Speech, 3 John" is a commendable translation that brings the third epistle of John to life for contemporary readers. Weymouth's modernized language and attention to detail make this a valuable resource for both new and experienced readers of biblical texts. Whether you're seeking spiritual insights or studying the New Testament academically, this book is a worthy addition to your library.

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Book 64 3 John 001:001 The Elder to his dear friend Gaius. Truly I love you. 001:002 My dear friend, I pray that you may in all respects prosper and enjoy good health, just as your soul already prospers. 001:003 For it is an intense joy to me when brethren come and bear witness to your fidelity to the truth that you live in obedience to the truth. 001:004 I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are living in obedience to the truth. 001:005 My dear friend, you are acting faithfully in all your behaviour towards the brethren, even when they are strangers to you. 001:006 They have testified, in the presence of the Church, to your love; and you will do well to help them on their journey in a manner worthy of your fellowship with God. 001:007 For it is for Christ that they have gone forth, accepting nothing from the Gentiles. 001:008 It is therefore our duty to show hospitality to such men, so that we may be fellow workers in promoting the truth. 001:009 I wrote to the Church, but Diotrephes, who loves to have the first place among them, refuses to listen to us. 001:010 For this reason, if I come, I shall not forget his conduct, nor his idle and mischievous talk against us. And he does not stop there: he not only will not receive the brethren, but those who desire to do this he hinders, and excludes them from the Church... Continue reading book >>

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