3 John 9

Greek/English Interlinear with Strong’s Numbers
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King James Version

I wrote unto the ekklesia: but Diotrephes, who loveth to have the preeminence among them, receiveth us not.
New King James Version

I wrote to the ekklesia, but Diotrephes, who loves to have the preeminence among them, does not receive us.
New American Standard Bible

I wrote something to the ekklesia; but Diotrephes, who loves to be the first among them, does not accept what we say (us).
New International Version

I wrote to the ekklesia, but Diotrephes, who loves to be first, will have nothing to do with us.
The Amplified Bible

I have written briefly to the ekklesia; but Diotrephes, who likes to take the lead among them and put himself first, does not acknowledge my authority and refuses to accept my suggestions or to listen to me.
Wuest’s Expanded Translation

I wrote something to the assembly. But the one who is fond of being the pre-eminent one among them, Diotrephes, [the name means “nourished by Zeus,” the chief god of the Greeks], is not accepting us.
Phillips’ Modern English

I did write a letter to the ekklesia, but Diotrephes, who wants to be head of everything, does not recognize us.
Williams’ Language of the People

I have written briefly to the ekklesia, but Diotrephes, who likes to be first among them, refuses to listen to me.
 
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