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3 John 1:5

ESV Beloved, it is a faithful thing you do in all your efforts for these brothers, strangers as they are,
NIV Dear friend, you are faithful in what you are doing for the brothers and sisters, even though they are strangers to you.
NASB Beloved, you are acting faithfully in whatever you accomplish for the brothers and sisters, and especially when they are strangers;
CSB They have testified to your love before the church. You will do well to send them on their journey in a manner worthy of God,
NLT Dear friend, you are being faithful to God when you care for the traveling teachers who pass through, even though they are strangers to you.
KJV Beloved, thou doest faithfully whatsoever thou doest to the brethren, and to strangers;

What does 3 John 1:5 mean?

John called Gaius "beloved," or "dear friend," for a third time in this verse. John rarely uses the Greek word pistos, meaning "trusty or faithful," using it only here, in 1 John 1:9, and John 5:4. This is high praise from the apostle John. The efforts in question are Gaius's hospitality for fellow believers, even those who are strangers. Though Gaius didn't personally know them, he treated them like family. These traveling Christians spoke highly of him to John and to others (3 John 1:6). By this time, most (if not all) of the original apostles had died. John would have been the only one left. Traveling evangelists and teachers were taking on a greater role in bringing Christian teachings to new places. Gaius led an existing church, and was known to those who visited him as a great host and godly man.
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