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Third Epistle John is the twenty-fifth book of the New Testament and the sixty-fourth book of Bible. It is a letter written to saints (especially Gaius) from John the Apostle [1] to encourage them to not imitate what is evil, but what is good [2]. It is also the shortest book in the entire Bible. The summary is that the book is written to Gaius, someone in a certain church. It is for the supporting of the church.[3] Yet, a Diotrephes rejects what John wrote to (may be John 2), and also rejects a believer coming over. [4] John wills to see Gaius face to face as he wasn't going to write more. [5]


Traditionally the letter is attributed to John the son of Zebedee, but during the first centuries of the Church it is said in the first canon that the Second and Third Epistles of John are written by John the Presbyter and that only the First Epistle is written by John the Apostle.

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  1. 3 John 1 (Link)
  2. 3 John 11 (Link)
  3. 3 John 5-8 (Link)
  4. 3 John 9-10 (Link)
  5. 3 John 13-14 (Link)