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3 John 1:2

ESV Beloved, I pray that all may go well with you and that you may be in good health, as it goes well with your soul.
NIV Dear friend, I pray that you may enjoy good health and that all may go well with you, even as your soul is getting along well.
NASB Beloved, I pray that in all respects you may prosper and be in good health, just as your soul prospers.
CSB Dear friend, I pray that you are prospering in every way and are in good health, just as your whole life is going well.
NLT Dear friend, I hope all is well with you and that you are as healthy in body as you are strong in spirit.
KJV Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.

What does 3 John 1:2 mean?

Three times, John uses the theme of "goodness" or "wellness." First is general encouragement; the same phrase which starts this verse was used to introduce Gaius in 3 John 1:1. Second, John prays a general blessing. Then, he appeals for the health of Gaius. We don't know for sure that Gaius had specific health concerns which would require prayer. One possibility is that Gaius was elderly. The apostle John was quite old by the time he wrote this letter, and Gaius might have been of a similar age. John seems to have known him for some time, and speaks of his church members as children (3 John 1:4). Third, John spoke specifically about Gaius's spiritual maturity. John loved him (3 John 1:1), spoke well of those he led in his church (3 John 1:3–4), and commended his work (3 John 1:5–8).
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